Soursop is a kind of fruit that can found in Southeast Asia, African forest and South America. Soursop is also known as Graviola. Soursop(Graviola) is a good herb of many treatments. But What Is Soursop (Graviola) and is it really Help to Prevent Cancer?
Soursop is a very popular fruit for its health benefits and delicious flavor. The scientific name of Soursop is Annona muricata. This fruit is known as a lot of local names like 'Brazilian paw paw', 'Corossolier',' Durian Benggala', 'Guanabana' etc.
People of South Africa use Graviola's leaves, root, fruit, seeds to make medicine. They use this medicine to prevent infections, parasites, diabetes, cancer etc. But there is no good scientific evidence to support this medicine as useful.
Soursop contains less amount of riboflavin, folate, niacin and iron. Otherwise, SelfNutritionsData shows that a raw Soursop contains:
- Fiber: 3.3 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 16.8 grams
- Calories: 66
- Potassium: 8% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 5% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 34% of the RDI
Is it really Help to Prevent Cancer?
In a laboratory study shows that Soursop(Graviola) can kill types of breast and liver cancer cells. And that Graviola can pull effect on prostate cancer cells on mice. But there are no studies in humans. This research has just checkout on animals. So it would not be fair to say that soursop(Graviola) can prevent cancer.
On the internet, many websites or magazines suggest and promote Graviola powder or Graviola capsules to prevent cancer. But scientific cancer organizations do not support them.
Uses of Soursop(Graviola)
There are many uses of Soursop(Graviola). You can use it if you have:
- Parasitic infection
- Causing vomiting etc.
But some of the studies show that maybe Soursop can prevent cancer like these,
- Breast cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Colon cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
Basically, Graviola supplements are given in some Caribbean countries to people with breast, colon and prostate cancer. But there are some risks. If anyone uses this supplement for a long time, it is possible to associate with nerve cell damage.