The Health Benefits of Graviola. Do you love tropical fruits? Have you heard about graviola? This delicious tropical fruit is common in areas such as Mexico, South America and Cuba. It has several other names depending on the region, including soursop, Brazilian paw paw and anonna muricata.
The graviola is produced by a tropical evergreen tree and the fruit contains numerous large, black seeds inside white fleshy fruit. If you haven’t tasted it yet, the graviola has a very sweet taste with just a slight acidic edge. The fruit contains significant amounts of Vitamins B1 and B2, as well as vitamin C, but what is amazing about the tree is its medicinal value and its potential to fight cancer.
Medicinal Uses of the Graviola
The graviola tree has long been used for medicinal purposes. Its uses are not limited to just the fruit of the tree; but all the portions of the tree including the bark, roots, seeds, stem and leaves are used to treat a variety of ailments. Graviola contains many chemicals that may be active against cancer, as well as disease-causing agents such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
It has also been used to treat conditions such as coughs, gastrointestinal disorders and herpes. It can also be made into a paste and applied topically to treat arthritis or skin conditions. The leaves in particular have been used to treat wounds as it has the unique quality of helping to speed up the healing process. The graviola tree has properties that make it desirable for treating a wide variety of ailments. It has long been credited for use as a tonic in many parts of South America, and various parts of the plant are used for treating heart conditions, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and even influenza.
This tropical tree is known for providing many natural remedies including high blood pressure, digestive problems, fever and infections. More recently, the scientific community is starting to take a look at its anti-cancer properties, and this is the aspect that I want to concentrate in this article. PAGE2