There have been emails and Facebook posts flying around recently suggesting that Soursop is “10000 times more powerful cancer killer than chemo”. I’m always interested in folk remedies and alternative cures to all types of human problems. I am a two time cancer survivor myself and I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop, so I do my due diligence and study.
Most “miracle cures” have some health benefits as the basis for their miracle. Even though I am a bit of a conspiracy theory buff I don’t believe that big business intentionally suppresses cheap, natural, cancer cures. Not to mention that there is almost always a down side to the “miracle”.
from Wikipedia: The Soursop (Annona muricata) is a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America: Colombia, Brazil,Peru, and Venezuela. Soursop is also native to sub-Saharan African countries that lie within the tropics. Today, it is also grown in some areas of Southeast Asia. It was most likely brought from Mexico to the Philippines by way of the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade. It is in the same genus as the chirimoya and the same family as the pawpaw.
Nutritionally, the fruit is high in carbohydrates, particularly fructose. The fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2.The fruit, seeds, and leaves have a number of herbal medicinal uses among indigenous peoples of regions where the plant is common.
There is evidence indicating that the fruit’s extracts selectively inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells by downregulating expression of epidermal growth factor receptor(EGFR) in vitro and in a mouse model, but the effect has not been studied in humans.
According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an unlicensed herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon. Triamazon is not licensed for medicinal use and the sale of the product resulted in a conviction on four counts of selling unlicensed medical products, and other charges, for a vendor in the United Kingdom.
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Soursop belongs to the Annonaceae family or Custard Apple family to which the annonaceous acetogenins are aboriginal. These chemicals in general have been documented with antitumorous, antiparasitic, insecticidal, and antimicrobial activities. Mode of action studies in three separate laboratories have recently determined that these acetogenins are superb inhibitors of enzyme processes that are only found in the membranes of cancerous tumor cells. This is why they are toxic to cancer cells but have no toxicity to healthy cells.
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Always approach any form of treatment by finding out EVERYTHING you can about the treatment and its side effects – jughandle