It’s been just reported the fact that soursop has a high potential for cancer treatment. Check out the latest reports about the matter below.
Soursop has the potential for cancer treatment
The Annona muricata tree, also known as soursop or graviola, is a tropical plant with many medicinal uses in different cultures.
Although there are compelling personal stories and initial scientific research that suggest its potential in fighting cancer, the effectiveness of the plant is still under investigation and being debated by scientists.
According to recent notes, in February 2021, Lynette Hill, a 52-year-old resident of Fresno, California, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.
The aggressive form of the disease had metastasized to various parts of her body, including her stomach, lungs, ovaries, and bones.
“Undergoing chemotherapy, Ms. Hill experienced a significant weight loss of 111 pounds—at 5’7 she was down to 125 pounds,” according to notes.
“During those explorations, Ms. Hill chanced upon various articles on the National Institutes of Health website about soursop that she remembers reading. Motivated by hope, she traded her chemotherapy sessions for daily cups of soursop leaf tea, supplemented by other dietary changes for a year.”
In February 2023, her scans came back clear. Although her doctors hesitate to credit the soursop, Ms. Hill is sure of its impact. “I don’t know what you are doing,” she recalls being told, “but you have no cancer cells in your body.”
Dee Oye, a pharmacist with a background in naturopathic medicine and founder of Organic Pharmacist, explains the significance of using herbs to treat illnesses and diseases. Being from Africa, it’s a common practice to use herbs for medicinal purposes. According to Ms. Oye, this practice is also well-known throughout Caribbean islands.
The fruit known as soursop has many names worldwide, including custard apple, cherimoya, guanabana, and graviola.
Its versatility is evident in its usage, from being eaten raw to being used as an ingredient in supplements, teas, and confectionaries.
Soursop contains hundreds of natural substances, including annonaceous acetogenins, which are being studied for their potential in cancer treatment.
These compounds have a unique mechanism of action, which may target cancer cells while sparing healthy ones, offering a potential new avenue for cancer treatment. Additionally, soursop is a source of alkaloids, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids.