The guanabana against cancer

For sure, I never knew why my brothers and I were forbidden by our parents to ingest guanábana naturally, already in champola with milk and sugar when we had a cold, flu or catarrh. According to them, it was too cold for these conditions. Over time I became interested in the aforementioned species of the plant world, and although I never came to clarify the hypothesis of my parents, I did obtain knowledge about the plant, also called by botanists as the fruit of the Graviola tree.

However, other bibliographies consulted show that their origin is uncertain. The stories are named in the following countries: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Caribbean area in general. However, not a few authors place it in Colombia, this country having a greater number of varieties. By the way, it is cultivated today around the Caribbean, from Mexico to Peru, areas of Africa such as Equatorial Guinea. It is also grown in many tropical and subtropical countries, including China, Australia and Polynesia.

You also say that the juice of ripe fruit is diuretic; and taken on an empty stomach helps in liver ailments. The tea leaves have antispasmodic, sedative, antidiabetic properties and act as vasodilators. When spraying the seeds can be used as insect repellents and the leaves are used to eradicate head lice. On the other hand, they consider it a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent against bacterial and fungal infections; effective to fight internal parasites and worms. There is no shortage of those who attribute to the guanábana regulating effect of high blood pressure and be, moreover, antidepressant and combat tension and nervous disorders.

Research reveals that parts of the plant help prevent flu, and when you have the disease contributes to the recovery of this and decongestes the chest. To this end, it is enough to bake three soursop leaves and a handful of its flowers and the tea is sweetened with honey. Remember never sweeten a tea with refined sugar, because the natural is best and more when you are sick, convalescent or suffer from any disease.

The fruit, when consumed in green, is very beneficial against jaundice yellowing of the skin, mucous and ocular conjunctiva. To that end, you must cut the fruit when it is not yet ripe into three small pieces and remove the seeds. Pass through a blender or blender and then strain it before consumption.

Anti-carcinogenic effect It's amazing


Find innumerable works published on the Internet about the effectiveness of this food to eliminate cancer cells. Around such assumptions have created a kind of news boom. Some reveal that laboratory tests corroborate their anticancer effects on various parts of the tree root, leaves, pulp and seeds in twelve types of tumors, including those of the colon, pancreas, lungs and prostate.

Studies suggest that it contains powerful cytostatic principles, (A substance that slows or stops the growth of cells, including cancer cells, without destroying them. These substances can prevent tumors from growing and spreading without reducing their size.) Especially due to the acetogenins that contain the leaf of Graviola, a kind of waxy substances that result from the combination of long chain fatty acids. known adriamycin chemotherapy.

Notwithstanding the delightful mash, different parts of the plant have wholesome and therapeutic properties. On the abovementioned, it was found, as indicated by these tests, that it is 10 thousand times progressively intense, and that it kills the malignant growth cells without hurting the sound ones as it occurs with chemotherapy, helpful that causes sickness, loss of weight and hair, secures and hoists the insusceptible framework.

The leaves of the Annona muricata, by its logical name, can likewise be taken condensed. Three leaves are taken with a glass of water, condensed and stressed. Some demonstrate that you should begin with a melted leaf with some water, this for seven days, and afterward as portrayed. These are natural medicines and are not substitutes for any drug or chemotherapy, however they are not contraindicated either.

The guanabana (Annona muricata) Properties and employments

The guanabana (Annona muricata L.) has a place with the group of Anonáceas, takes after the custard apple. It is initially from America tropical, and now it has spread to different nations with comparative climatic conditions. It is developed in India, the Philippines, Australia, Hawaii and in the nations of the tropics American. It is likewise known with the names of graviola or cherimoya Brazilian (Brazil), Soursop (nations) English speaking), Zapote tart (Mexico), Guayabano (Philippines), Cachiman epineux (talking nations) French), Zuurzak, Sirsak (Indonesia).

The ready organic product is refreshing for its succulent, charming, fragrant mash, trademark sub-corrosive flavor. This organic product is accessible in tropical nations at collect time, in spite of the fact that the market of new natural product is restricted. Endeavor against this his short timeframe of realistic usability, the way that the natural products can not put away at under 15 ° C, the nearness of creepy crawlies, isolate necessities and ailments. Nonetheless, it has brilliant conceivable outcomes for preparing the natural products, and the mash is promoted in various ways.

Plant qualities and cultivation The soursop is an erect tree, little, with low branches that can reach up to 10 meters high. It has a minimized foliage, with straightforward, expansive, splendid and dull green. The blossoms are indiscriminate single or in sets, in short stems that grow in the storage compartment, or in any branch, the vessel with 3 modest sepals and the corolla with 6 petals of yellow shading.

Blossoms lone in the armpits of the leaves they are about 2.5 cm long with short peduncles. The natural product is a berry heart-molded or ovoid, can reach up to 40 cm long with a load somewhere in the range of 2 and 4 kilos. The one with the dull green sparkling shells, which turns green matt when ready and It is secured with thistles. The mash is white and delicious sweet and harsh flavor, sweet-smelling, white or something yellowish with corrosive self-contradicting flavor, like pineapple or mango. The organic product contains various dark seeds inside it. they fall off effectively.

 In tropical nations (from 23 degrees north scope to 23 degrees scope south), creates and delivers ordinarily, from 0 meters above Sea level up to 1000 meters above ocean level, yet the height Above ocean level creates many better and its generation is 300 to 500 msnm. The guanábana can not be in cool temperatures; you develop in hilly zones of tallness, its creation is low impressively. It flourishes better in hot and muggy atmospheres somewhere in the range of 23ºC and 30ºC.

The guanabana tree is requesting, for the most part in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Develops on soils with great waste, francs or earth topsoils, of good profundity, with most extreme slants of half. It creates at a marginally acidic pH of 5.5 to 6.5, in soils wealthy in natural issue and profound. With respect to the downpours, it requires a region of 1000 mms. at 2500 mms. of precipitation every year.

In a territory beneath that precipitation requires the utilization of water system. For better productivity in your application is suggested watering by dribble or smaller than usual sprinklers. The parched zones, with dribble water system, It is vastly improved for good efficiency and phytosanitary cleaning. In blustery regions, the guanabana is assaulted by growths that make many Damage to the foliage and furthermore to the organic product. The primary ailment is the anthracnose delivered by the parasite Colletotrichum gloeosporoides.

It is generally found in home greenery enclosures, albeit at times is offering shade to crops like espresso in the South Pacific of Nicaragua or in Acosta and Puriscal, Costa Rica. This is a little tree and you give organic products early, can be planted amidst different trees like mango or avocado. At that point, when the fundamental harvest requires space, they are cut.


Each tree produces 12-24 fruits of average per year, with a weight average of 2 kg per fruit, varied greatly with the variety or clone used and the management that is given to the plant. Although flowering begins in the Second year, commercial harvests are only obtained from the third year in those coming from graft and the fifth year in those coming from seed, also depending of ecological conditions and the management that has been given to the crop.

Fruit harvests should be made when dark green bright changes to light greens and when the areolas or fleshy pimple they separate or disappear. In this moment the guanábana reaches its maximum development and matures very quickly. It is not recommended to leave that the fruits ripen in the plant, so the plantation should be visited periodically. They are not due collect very green fruits, because in this case the pulp remains with a bitter taste for ripening forced Stacking must be avoided fruits and it is recommendable to use wooden boxes of 15 to 20 kg capacity.