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A spiky tropical fruit related to the Paw Paw and Cherimoya with a strawberry-pineapple-sour citrus flavor. Needs humidity and warm climate, white pleasant-scented flower. Also called Graviola for it’s cancer-fighting properties. White edible custard-apple flesh. Natural News touted soursop at being 10,000 times more effective at killing cancer than chemotherapy. Studies showed it could effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. It hunts down cancer cells but does no harm to healthy cells. Used against internal parasites and worms, high blood pressure, depression, stress and nervous disorders. Do not take if preganant.
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The four ingredients which were involved in this formulation are graviola leaf extract, vitamin D3, silicon dioxide, and maltodextrine.
Filgueiras, "Avaliacao da qualidade e da susceptibilidade ao escurecimiento oxidativo de graviola (Annona muricata L.) durante maturacao poscolheita," Proceedings of the Interamerican Society for Tropical Horticulture, vol.
Torres e colaboradores (2012) realizaram ensaios in vitro com extratos da graviola com celulas cancerigenas do pancreas de ratos e confirmou a inibicao de seu crescimento.
These previous reports prompted us to question whether the Graviola leaf extracts (GE) modulate the immune response aroused by inflammatory mediators.
<< Synergistic interactions among flavonoids and acetogenins in Graviola (Annona muricata) leaves confer protection against prostate cancer., >> Carcinogenesis.
Oliveira LC, Tavares JC, Rodrigues GSO, Maracaja PB, Silva MLS (2009) Efeito de diferentes substratos na germinacao de sementes e formacao inicial de plantulas de graviola. Verde 4: 90-97, 2009.
I learnt that the tree graviola which bears this fruit has also a strong anti-cancer effects along with number of other benefits for many other medical conditions.
O resultado da analise de agrupamento dos 17 residuos possibilitou a formacao de seis grupos, G1 (residuo de cervejaria, torta de girassol, torta de licuri e torta de mamona); G2 (torta de dende); G3 (bagaco de cana-deacucar, fruto do licuri, residuo de acerola, residuo de graviola, residuo de maracuja e residuo de uva); G4 (feno de sisal, mucilagem de sisal, raspa de mandioca e residuo de abacaxi), G5 (residuo de cacau) e G6 (torta de amendoim).
It's the tropical fruit of the graviola tree, an evergreen native to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.