Graviola stem and leaf powder is a true miracle from the rain-forests used traditionally to ward off illness and disease. It is a powerful herbal supplement that indigenous Indians of South America have used for centuries to strengthen the bodys defenses. Currently well known for its ability to combat cellular mutation, graviola leaf has also been praised for its antiviral, antibacterial and anti-parasitic qualities as well as its ability to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and support healthy blood pressure levels.
Unique to Graviola is its wide variety of bioactive phytonutrients (organic compounds of plants thought to promote human health), which work naturally at the cellular and systemic levels. Graviola is a small evergreen tree from the Amazon Rainforest. Extensive studying has been performed for its potential to block free radicals and curb abnormal cell growth. As a natural immunity booster, it is used to ameliorate liver problems, reduce fever, and treat colds and flu.
Today scientists are most facinated with the anti-cancerous and anti-tumor properties of the graviola leaf. This is due to its high levels of annonaceous acetogenins, which are chemicals believed to slow down the unique process that takes place in cancerous cells. The acetogenins only attack the cancerous cells, leaving the healthy cells unharmed. Acetogenins may have the ability to destroy cancer cells that did not respond to traditional cancer treatment. One study demonstrated that one of the acetogenins in graviola was selectively cytotoxic to colon adenocarcinoma cells. In this study, the Anninaceous acetogenins were shown to possess 10,000 times the potency of the chemotherapeutic drug adriamicin. Graviola may be especially beneficial to those with lung, colon, pancreatic and ovarian cancers as well as lymphoma and leukemia.
Some of Graviola leafs health benefits are: antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, fights parasites, lowers blood pressure, calms nerves, promotes relaxation and sleep.
Suggested use: steep 1 tsp in hot water with stevia for graviola tea or add to smoothies or juices.