Graviola’s fruit or juice has long been used to help reduce fever. Aside from this, consuming the fruit has been known to relieve diarrhea, dysentery and even kill parasites and worms in your digestive tract. The root of sour sop or graviola has been classified as antiparasidic which means you can use it to get rid of lice in your pet’s fur or in your child’s hair. Based on research, the graviola tea can even help regulate blood pressure because it has hypotensive properties, which means that a patient with high blood pressure can be treated by simply drinking the tea.
Graviola has also been known to regulate blood sugar, treat cold and flu, stengthen the immune system and give energy.
Graviola is best known for its anti-cancer properties. Researchers are very enthusiastic about Graviola being an alternative medicine to be used as supportive therapy for cancers, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and lymphoma. It is one of the most studied properties of the tree and so far it has shown positive results. In 1976, a study was made on Guanabana as a possible cure for cancer. This study was conducted by the National Cancer Institute. The results were quite astounding. It was found that among the graviola benefits include its ability to eliminate cancer cells in the body using the leaves and stems of the tree. It was found that it had an ingredient that was 10,000 times more potent than chemo. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York also confirms that graviola, particularly graviola extract, does have beneficial elements including anti-rheumatic, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and emetic. However, always consult your doctor before using Graviola for any therapy.