February 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

Graviola fruit is also known as Soursop or Guanabana. The evergreen tree is native to tropical regions of the world. The fruit is prickly green and is enriched to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and without harming healthy cells.

Scientific Name of graviola is Anona Muricata Linn. The white pulp of the fruit is eaten when ripe, can be consumed in the form of juices too. The ripened fruit pulp is used for making desserts, when combined with sugar adds taste. Unripe fruit is cooked along with meat.

ayurveda health benefitsGraviola is prominently known for being a cancer remedy in the following ways:

  • Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
  • Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
  • Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
  • Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life
  • Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.

The biggest advantage is that unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!

The other health benefits of the fruit are :

  • broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections,
  • Graviola is an anthelmintic . It is effective against internal parasites and worms,
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.
  • Used as an astringent. Reduces bleeding from minor abrasions and cuts.

Soursop or Graviola fruit is packed with vitamins and other healthy ingredients. These include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B 1
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Healthy fats
  • Protein
  • Healthy carbohydrates

natural health benefits of fruitIn addition, soursop fruit is cholesterol free and low in calories, making it an ideal snack or flavorful addition to a dessert.

Caution: Restrict the quantity of fruit intake as large quantities may cause indigestion.

The entire tree is having medicinal properties. There are no scientific evidence to support the claim. Some of the traditional treatments of graviola fruit and tree that has been in use for centuries are:

  • Graviola  root bark is used to treat poisoning.
  • Graviola leaves are made into a poultice (paste)and used for treating skin disorders.
  • Graviola fruit pulp is applied directly on wounds to help speed up healing. It soothes inflammation and swelling too.
  • Graviola fruit seeds are used to treat vomiting.
  • Graviola leaf tea or decoction applied topically is used to get rid of head lice and bed bugs.
  • The tea made out of graviola leaf is helpful for individuals suffering with insomnia (sleeplessness ),  diarrhea and in cases where grown up kids have bed wetting problem.

Note: One leaf is sufficient to make a cup of decoction as it makes it adequately strong. The duration you retain the leaves in the tea also increases strength.

Lots of research is in progress by renowned pharmaceuticals. The benefits of the graviola tree and fruit may become a  be a great replacement for medicine in future.


  1. admin says:

    Dear Philip,
    Graviola Fruit/Soursop is available in Kerala. It is a backyard tree there.
    However you can get it in tamilnadu.
    Searched the net and found 2 links, check how authentic it is by contacting the numbers given.
    Wishing you good health.

  2. philip says:

    IN india where it is available? in tamil nadu where we can get? with this how we can treat patients?
    send reply to

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