Soursop (Annona muricata) against Cancer:

Soursopgraviola, or guanabana is a plant Its main virtue is in its active ingredient, acetogenin.

Multiple studies have confirmed that soursop has specials properties .

In 1976, the National Cancer Institute

  • Unpublished data, National Cancer Institute. Nat Cancer Inst Central Files (1976). From NAPRALERT Files, University of Illinois, 1995.

1997, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Jerry L. McLaughlin.

According to research carried out, the leaves of the Soursop tree possess properties which destroy diseased cells.

1999, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea

Woo MH, Chung SO, Kim DH.

The Faculty of Medicine found that the Soursop selectively targets cells, and with a capacity greater than Adriamycin, a component of chemotherapy.

1998-2000, National Cancer Institute

McLaughlin and Chih HW.

Research shows that the active ingredients of Soursop, acetogenins, block the energy that the cell needs to stay active.

2002 Japanese researchers published a revealing study conducted in vivo with animals injected with diseased cells from Lewis’ lung. While one third of animals received no treatment, another third was treated with adriamicin, and the last third took the main acetogenin of Annona muricata L., called "Annonacine" (in dose of 10 mg / kg). Animals that received the acetogenin of Annona muricata L., have shown positive results against inflammation.[]

Researchers in Taiwan reported in 2003 that the main soursop acetogenin, annonacin, was highly toxic to ovarian, cervical, breast, bladder and skin cancer cell lines at very low dosages saying; “...annonacin is a promising agent and worthy of further animal studies and, we would hope, clinical trials.”

These studies have demonstrated a link between the bark, leaves and roots of Soursop, and its action on the body cells. This plant can, hence, become part of the family health foods.

2012 Maria P. Torres, Satyanarayana Rachagani 1.2, 1 Vinée Purohit, Pandey Poomy 2, 3 Suhasini Joshi, 1 Erik D. Moore, Sonny L. Johansson 1 2.4 Pankaj K. Singh Apar 1.2 K . Ganti, 5 and Surinder K. Batra1,2,4

"To our knowledge, the studies reported here are the first to indicate that extracts of Soursop / Graviola have promising therapeutic properties against pancreatic cancer. In vivo and in vitro in-depth studies on various lines of pancreatic cancer cells have revealed that this natural product halted several signal transmission pathways that regulate metabolism, cell cycle, survival, and metastatic properties of pancreatic cancer cells. "

2013, U.S. Department of Agriculture

P. Bridgemohan, R.S.H. Bridgemohan.

The high level of cytotoxic activity of acetogenins observed in soursop leaves confirms their potential for being used in special therapy.

2014, Faculty of Medicine, Islamic University of Indonesia - Fidiyaningsih and Handayani

This study confirms that the soursop leaves have reduced activity of the development of higher diseased cells to other parts of the plant, such as fruit or seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per 100 grams:

  • Calories 66
  • Total Fat 0.3g
    • Saturated fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 13mg
  • Potassium 276mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A: 3 Ul
  • Calcium: 16mg
  • Vitamin D: 0 Ul
  • Vitamin B-12: 0 mcg
  • Vitamin C: 22mg
  • Iron: 0,7 mg
  • Vitamin B-6: 0,3 mg
  • Magnesium: 23 mg