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SOURSOP TREE / Graviola
Annona muricata

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Rheumatism, arthritis, nervous disorders, parasites, influenza, fever, diarrhea, asthma, liver disorders, cancerous tumors, cancer prevention, Malaria, light Depression ...

Description

Composition :
100% Annona muricata folium - 200 mg

Part used :
Leaves

The Soursop tree (Annona muricata), also called Prickly Custard Apple tree, Graviola (Portuguese), Guanábana, Catoche (Spanish) or Durian (Malay) tree, is a member of the Custard Apple tree family (Annonaceae) and a species of the genus Annona, known mostly for its edible fruit. The evergreen tree is native to the Caribbean and Central America, but today widely cultivated in tropical climates throughout the world. It can grow to 10 meters (33ft) tall and has leaves that could be mistaken for laurel leaves. The yellow-green blossoms exude a carrion-like odor which attracts flies for pollinating. The fruit can grow 40 cm (16in) long and become 4 kg (9lbs) in weight; its black seeds contain Annonacin, a neurotoxin.

Soursop contains many bio-active ingredients, some of which have not yet been synthesized by the pharmaceutical industry. Some components, e.g. Acetogenin, even have cancer inhibiting properties. Studies are presently under way to research the anti-tumoral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties – but so far, no pharmaceutical remedies have been developed as a result of the research.

Soursop is a medicinal plant which is effective in treating cancer cells, fungi, various parasites and bacteria. Studies conducted in the 1990s demonstrated also properties beneficial in the treatment of Malaria. In addition, the alkaloids contained in the plant seem to be effective in treating light depressions.

The Amazon region as well as the jungles of Costa Rica are rich in plant life and may contain many yet undiscovered cures for human suffering. Several thousand plant species may contain bio-active ingredients for treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and premature aging; it is therefore of utmost importance to maintain these treasures of biodiversity and intensify research. The indigenous people of these regions have a intrinsic knowledge about the benefits of plants for medicinal use and have traditionally applied their knowledge in folk medicine, which is passed on from generation to generation.

History: The Soursop fruit has traditionally been eaten by the indigenous people of Central America (e.g. Amazon Indians) and the leaves were used for a variety of health problems. In the Dutch Antilles, Soursop leaves are dried and placed under a pillow to enhance sleep. They are also used to treat disorders of the digestive system and the gall bladder, and even diarrhea.

In 1976 in the West, the NCI (National Cancer Institute) in the US determined that Soursop can inhibit cancer cells (in vitro). In 1997, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, published research results which confirmed the effect of Soursop on living cancer cells, in particular tumoral cells- This is critical, as tumoral cells are resistant against drugs (zytostatika). Says Jerry McLaughlin, one of the Purdue researchers:“We still do not completely understand how the process works, but it appears that Graviola somehow pulls the plug on the energy supply of the tumoral cells.“ While the research into the effects of Sursop is encouraging, it is also clear that the use of Soursop as a nutritional supplement does not replace or diminish the importance of conventional medicine and established pharmaceuticals.

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Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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