Graviola (Soursop) is a typical herb which has excellent medicinal properties. Though the leaves of the graviola tree is the one which possesses the highest medicinal properties (which are discussed below) the fruits, the bark, the seeds and the roots also has properties that can cure many human ailments.
Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to South America. It produces a large, heart-shaped, edible fruit that is 15–20 cm in diameter, is yellow-green in color, and has white flesh inside. Graviola is indigenous to most of the warmest tropical areas in South and North America, including the Amazon. The fruit is sold in local markets in the tropics, where it is called guanábana in Spanish-speaking countries and graviola in Brazil. The fruit pulp is excellent for making drinks and sherbets and, though slightly sour-acid, can be eaten out of hand.
In the Peruvian Andes, a leaf tea is used for catarrh (inflammation of mucous membranes) and the crushed seed is used to kill parasites. In the Peruvian Amazon the bark, roots, and leaves are used for diabetes and as a sedative and antispasmodic.
The extract of the graviola herb is a potent cancer fighting agent. This has been proved very effective in curing any kind of cancerous disease. Scientist at the Purdue University have claimed that there is a direct relationship between acetogenins and cancer. They state that the presence of annonaceous acetogenins will reduce the chances of cancer in humans and it belongs to the family of acetogenins. Its resists the further growth of cancerous cells by inhibiting the enzymes needed for the growth of these cells , just like an antibiotic. Thus graviola is very good herb in resisting the growth of cancerous cells and also there are no side effects in using this natural herb.
It is a Potential Anti-Oxidant. Very effective for high/low blood pressure.
The other medicinal uses of graviola extract include eliminating parasites and other worms in the intestine.
This is a very good anti-depressant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, vasodilator and sedative. Consumption of graviola extract has proven that it is very good reliever of stress by improving the blood supply to brain and heart muscles.
Also it eliminates all kind of health affecting worms and parasites that inhabit the human intestine and increasing the appetite. Graviola extract can be applied on the skins to improve the complexion too.