According to recent studies, the extract of the graviola fruit (also known as guyabano or soursop) can kill the malignant cells of 12 different types of cancer. The studies have found out that the fruit extract can kill the cancer cells of colon, cervical, prostate, lung, ovarian, breast, liver and pancreatic cancer, which is a big discovery and could shake up things in cancer treatment.
This discovery may be of immense importance in the treatment of this deadly disease.
A pathologist from the University of Nebraska found that this fruit has incredible effects in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, as it dramatically reduced the tumorigenicity and altered the metabolism of the tumor cells.
Also, a lab study showed that the extract of this fruit is even 10 000 times more powerful in destroying colon cancer cells than Adriamycin, which is a common chemotherapy drug. Also, its great advantage is its ability to only destroys the cancer cells, and not affect the healthy ones.
This fruit has shown amazing results in the treatment of cervical cancer as well.
A study has also shown that it stops the growth of the cancer cells, as the dietary extract of this fruit triggered a dramatical growth inhibition of MDA-MB-468 cells in vitro and in vivo studies through a mechanism that engages the EGFR/ERK signaling pathway.
This actually means that it may protect women from EGFR- over-expressing BC.
Yet, its amazing properties do not stop here, as researchers found that Graviola can provide positive effects in the treatment of other cancer types as well.
Its miraculous effects have been attributed to the presence of acetogenins, which are potent substances that can inhibit the NADH oxidase of the cancer cells plasma membranes, and thus inhibit the growth of cancer.
Additionally, this fruit also contains other beneficial substances, phytochemicals, including asimilobine, quercetin, friedelin, kaempferol, anonaine, xylopine, isolaureline, anomurine, and annonamine.