(NaturalNews) Graviola, o Annona muricata, chiamata anche Annona è un frutto tropicale dotato di eccezionali proprietà terapeutiche . L'annona è chiamata anche Paw-paw ed è utilizzata nella medicina popolare come sedativo . I guaritori dei nativi del sud America usano l'albero per guarire e rigenerare il fegato, per l'asma,problemi cardiaci e patologie artritiche. Studi scientifici fatti sulla annona in vitro hanno mostrato buoni risultati ma ancora, non sono stati effettuati studi in vivo ne sugli animali nè sull'uomo. La pianta cresce nell'america del sud e nell'america centrale ed è coltivata , per le sue proprietà terapeutiche , da oltre trecento anni.
modern-day research on Graviola was conducted in 1976 by the National
Cancer Institute, though the plant has been under investigation since
the 1940s. Their findings reported that the leaves of the Graviola plant
were effective in destroying malignant cancer cells. Tests at Perdue
University on cancer cells of prostate, pancreas and lungs have all
shown results. Twenty further studies investigated the chemical effects
of the Graviola in laboratory tests, but tests on animals or humans are
needed to confirm the results. A Korean study found that Graviola killed
colon cancer cells better than a chemotherapy drug called Adriamycin.
Graviola results were ten thousand times stronger than the chemotherapy.
And, unlike chemotherapy drugs, Graviola did not damage any cells
except the carcinogenic cells. This means that there would likely be no
hair loss or nausea as side effects from using Graviola as a treatment
In the traditional folk medicine of Graviola seeds
are used to help eliminate parasites. In Guyana, the leaves are used as
both a sedative and a heart tonic. Brazilians drink Graviola tea for
relief of liver problems, and apply the oil from the seeds to relieve
arthritis and rheumatism. In Jamaica and the West Indies, the fruit is
eaten to reduce fevers and to treat diarrhea.
ingredients in Graviola are called Annonaceous acetogenins. These
substances have shown strong anti-tumor effects in test tubes, and what
is more promising is that small doses seem to have great effect.
Research using one part per million has shown results.
over two thousand varieties of plants in the Annonaceae species
worldwide, many of which may provide additional sources of useful
medicines for mankind. It is hoped that further research will enable
this plant, used for millennium in folk medicine, to find its rightful
place in modern science and global healing.