Soursop a Cancer Killer 10,000 times Stronger Than Chemotherapy | Healthy Food Tips & Tricks
Imagine if someone tells you they received a prescription drug against colon cancer from a specialist, and it says ” soursop extract.” Of course you would not believe it because the conventional medicine cannot be expected to occur. But, on the contrary, you should, since the study that was done in 1996 shows that one of the ingredients of soursop (Annonamuricata) is 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy.
Then, a study published in 2011 revealed very promising research on the impact of soursop on breast cancer. Researchers learned that the extracts of the fruit of soursop suppresses expression of oncogene (cancer-causing genes) in cell and animal models of breast cancer. Oncogene receptor known as epidermal growth factor (EGFR) is usually excessively expressed in breast cancer, and enhanced expression is associated with poor prognosis and resistance to the drug, making it an ideal target for therapy development.
In this study, mice received 200 mg of soursop fruit extract, per kilogram of food within their diet, for five weeks. This treatment significantly reduced expression of proteins in breast cancer. Overall, this is a powerful fruit extract that can reduce the growth of tumor disease by 32%, which means you can have protective effects against EFRG in breast cancer.
The lack of research on animal or human models is great. We can only hope that in the near future researches like those will be done. Until then you can trust the power of nature which is already proven. For example, medicinal properties of this plant, which grows in South and Central America, are known for more than 3000 years. Traditionally, fruit, leaves, bark and roots are used as a sedative in folk medicine and indigenous South American healers use to treat liver, asthma, heart problems, arthritis and to eliminate the parasites.
Today soursop is used in Guyana as well. Here, the leaves are used as a sedative and as a tonic for the heart. Brazilians drink soursop tea to alleviate the problems with the liver. They also rub themselves with the oil from the seeds of the fruit to relieve arthritis and rheumatism. In Jamaica and the West Indies, the fruits of soursop are eaten in order to reduce fever and treat liquid stool.