Graviola Surprising Uses And Healthy Benefits

Graviola or Annona muricata is a rainforest tree known for its many healthy benefits. This fruit is also known as custard apple, cherimoya, guanabana, soursop and Brazilian paw paw.

This fruit grows in warm and humid place and isn’t very large. Every part of Graviola can be seen to treat numerous diseases.

Some of the recent research points to its potential ability to fight cancer. According to research, it can kill tumor cells, fight bacterial infections, lower blood pressure, cure asthma.

This amazing fruit also helped to ease depression, stress and nervous disorders.

You may not heard of Graviola but many of the studies that are done in secret since the 1970’ have revealed that a single plant can destroy cancer cells 10,000 times better than chemotherapy.

The fruit can be found in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeastern Asia, as well as Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and the Caribbean.

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Considering its rich and healthy content, it’s not surprising that this fruit became known all over the world. There is much evidence that this popular fruit offers a wIde variety of benefits to help protect and boost your health.

Here are some of the health benefits of Graviola.

Fights cancer.

Overall, there is no evidence that proves Graviola works as a cure in cancer. However, some of the studies said that Graviola extract has been found as highly effective against 12 different cancers.  According to Medical health guide, in a study published in the “Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Graviola extract has the ability to inhibit the growth of Adriamycin resistant human mammary adenocarcinoma cells.

Some of the acetogenins that was found in this fruit is considered as a multidrug resistant tumors. However, more clinical research is certainly necessary to confirm these claims.

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Boost Immune System.

FDA has approved Graviola as an immune booster. Those with a weak immune system might benefit from graviola.


Some studies suggests that graviola miught be able to prevent strikes in blood glucose and help regulate glucose levels.

Improve digestive system.

Graviola has antiviral and anti-parasitic properties and has been traditionally used to promote digestive health. It is also eaten traditionally to eradicate intestinal worms and other parasites.

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Nutritional value of Graviola.

Graviola fruit is high in fructose. The fruit also contains significant amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Vitamin B2.

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