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Guanabana Fruit, SourSop Fruit
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For treatment of cancer and other ailments
Guanabana (Annona muricata) is a fruit tree and member of the custard apple family (Annonaceae). The guanabana fruit and leaves has been studied extensively for its anti-cancer properties, but traditional medicine has used all parts of the tree for pain, inflammation, malaria, diabetes, and parasite removal.
Guanabana, also known as soursop or graviola, is native to tropical areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is part of the custard apple family and is now widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide, including Africa and Southeast Asia.
The guanabana is most known for its creamy, tangy fruit pulp. But, traditional practices have used all portions of the guanabana plant to treat conditions from fever to malaria.
More than 200 phytochemicals in guanabana have been studied for their ability to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases
The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C (37 °F) can be fatal. The fruit becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrate.
With an aroma similar to pineapple, the flavor of the fruit has been described as a combination of strawberries and apple, and sour citrus flavor notes, contrasting with an underlying creamy texture reminiscent of coconut or banana.
Soursop is widely promoted (sometimes as "graviola") as an alternative cancer treatment.
Many people use it for treatment of different ailments
People in Africa and South America use the bark, leaves, root, and fruits of the graviola tree. They treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness. We know from research that some graviola extracts can help to treat these conditions.
In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells. These cells are resistant to some chemotherapy drugs. A more recent study showed that graviola pulp extract has an effect on prostate cancer cells in mice. But there have not been any studies in humans. So we don't know whether it can work as a cancer treatment or not.
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Guanabana - soursop fruit in the treatment of cancer
If you’ve ever wondered which fruits are good for cancer patients, soursop may top the charts due to its anti-cancer effects. Research published in Food & Function, reports that bioactive components of graviola fruit extracts may have positive cancer-fighting properties. This is due to the free radical scavenging abilities and antioxidant enzymes they contain, thus helping to eliminate cancer cells. It’s believed that the guanabana fruits kill cancer cells by blocking ATP production. ATP, aka adenosine triphosphate, is a usable form of energy for cells. This energy is contained within a chemical bond that, if released, can be used to foster other activity within the cells.
However, the graviola fruit extract can help block this activity, which may reduce the impact of the cancer cells by breaking them down until they fall apart. This is known as apoptosis or programmed cell death. Additionally, scientists at the Tepic Institute of Technology (Instituto Tecnológico de Tepic – ITT) in Mexico discovered acerogenins in the soursop fruit, which hold potent chemotherapeutic properties.
So is Guanabana fruit good for cancer? Keep in mind that current research is limited to in vitro studies, so it’s difficult to determine how soursop may affect the growth and development of cancer cells in humans. More studies are needed before experts can really determine whether the anti-cancer effects of soursop apply to the general population as well.
It does, however, show potential as a cancer-fighting food. Graviola extract has shown an ability to help kill numerous types of cancer cells, specifically pancreatic cancer cells.
A study conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center found that the extract can greatly reduce pancreatic cancer.
Because cancer cells have more glucose, cell growth is typically enhanced as well as tumor growth. However, in this study, cells that were treated with graviola extract decreased their glucose uptake when compared to untreated cells. This decrease can make it difficult for the bad cells to multiply and grow. This helps block the spread of cancer.
Extracts from Guanabana fruits can reduce the number of cancer tumor cells by:
Blocking energy (ATP) production in cancer cells.
Selectively increasing programmed cell death (apoptosis) in cancer cells [19, 20]
Guanabana extracts increase apoptosis in cancer cells by:
Activating a mitochondrial-mediated pathway with NF-kB and Bcl-Xl
Changing the cancer cell’s structure
Disrupting the cancer cell’s membrane mitochondrial potential
Preventing cell division of cancer’s cell cycle
Creating reactive oxygen species
Guanabana soursop fruit an the treatment of diabetes
Soursop has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels in some animal studies.
In one study, diabetic rats were injected with soursop extract for two weeks. Those who received the extract had blood sugar levels that were five times lower than the untreated group.
Another study showed that administering soursop extract to diabetic rats reduced blood sugar levels by up to 75 %.
However, these animal studies use a concentrated amount of soursop extract that exceeds what you might get through your diet.
Although more research on humans is needed, these findings suggest that soursop could be beneficial for those with diabetes when paired with a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
Guanabana fruit extracts protected against diabetes in rats by reducing blood sugar levels and increasing insulin. This was explained by increased antioxidant levels in the liver, reduced fat oxidation, and protection of pancreatic β-cells.