For people of the past, the graviola plant is one of those plants that are useful due to its medicinal properties. Studies today have proven that graviola is also beneficial as an alternative remedy for cancer. Studies are still being conducted today to explore further the healing power of the graviola plant.
Graviola has been shown to have many active compounds and chemicals that have healing properties and anti-tumor properties and selective toxic properties against tumor cells. Other properties found in graviola include anticancerous, antitumorous, and antiviral properties.
In recent studies, it has been shown that natural compounds in graviola have property to inhibit the enzyme processes that are present in cancerous cells. The toxicity of these natural compounds is selective; they are toxic for cancerous cells but not in healthy cells. Even the stem and leaves of the graviola plant were shown to have active toxic effects against cancer cells. These compounds present in the graviola herb also exhibited selective toxic effects against various cancer cells like lung caner cell lines, prostrate cancel cells, breat tumor lines, liver cancer cell lines, pancreatic cell lines, colon cell lines, and breast cell lines which are drug resistant. Even very low dosages of graviola compounds are highly toxic to ovarian, breast, cervical, bladder, and skin cancer cells.
Compounds in the graviola herb also exhibit antiparasitic, insecticidal, and antimicrobial activities. The leaves of graviola is an effective radical scavenger because of its antioxidant properties.
Nutritional and antioxidant deficiencies result in a compromised immune system which are very much related to the presence of cancer today. A compromised immune system will not be able to fight off free radicals that allow cells to mutate to cancer cells. although chemotherapy can help slow down cancer and allow remissions, it is not really an effective cure to it.
There are many reasons why mainstream medical establishments have not accepted the finding and evidence of herbal medicines and nutritional therapies which may be far more effective against cancer. Natural medicines are less costly than chemotherapy and so they will profit less with it. They also have suppressed evidence and findings of the benefits of the graviola plant in fighting cancer.
With graviola plant still being under investigation, it inspires us to know that more and more people in the world want to get hold of this great potential to treat our serious sicknesses. Today, you can already buy graviola extracts, graviola powder, and other graviola supplements being sold in the market to promote optimal health and used as a general health tonic.
Someday, all these promising new findings that can benefit human health will get a fair hearing regardless of how profitable they are to drug companies and the medical industry. When that day comes, many of our cancer patients will appreciate the work that was poured towards finding a cure for cancer.