Graviola - Soursop: Benefits, Uses, Effects?
Graviola: properties and benefits
Graviola is the fruit of Annona muricata, a plant belonging to the family of Annonaceae, originating probably from the West Indies, but now widespread in all tropical areas of North and South America, especially in the Amazon; You can also find it in South Florida and in northern Australia.
This fruit, also known as soursop or Corossolei the color is yellow green and can weigh up to 4 pounds and have a diameter of 20-30 cm. Covered with a green skin with soft spines, hides inside a soft white flesh, juicy and very sweet.
How to consume
Graviola should be eaten when fully ripe, ie when it is soft and juicy. The ideal is to eat the fruit matured just as once it reaches maturity it can be stored for a short time having a rapid perishability.
The best thing is to cut the fruit in half and eat it with a spoon or simply using it to create delicious smoothies.
What health benefits
The fruit is definitely a very nutritious food by certain antioxidant properties whose consumption greatly enhances the immune system; also is an admirable antiviral that helps the body in the prevention and is a real help in the treatment of influenza.
In populations of the Amazon is used to fight anxiety, flu, nervousness, insomnia, muscle twitching, gastritis, ulcers and many other disorders.
When you hear about graviola on the net or in books is generally intends the whole plant: in fact all over the world are used in virtually all parts of the plant such as bark, leaves, fruit and seeds.
We carry only a few examples in which we use the principles of graviola: to fight worms and parasites, fever, increase lactation of the mother and in cases of dysentery; also it is possible to assume the form of tea graviola helping in this way the body thanks to its sedative and antispasmodic.
In recent decades there has been a large increase in the number of cancers in the world and therefore the speculation in the name of money does not count more now; made this premise the claim that graviola, like many other foods such as aloe, is a revolutionary cancer care should be taken with a considerable grain of salt.
For years there have been many studies and research carried out regarding the alleged anti-cancer properties of the Graviola: If I'm feeling really all the colors, but the only news that seems to be valid is the one that shows how a well-known pharmaceutical company was studying for years properties of this fruit, but not being able to replicate its components correctly, so not having the ability to patent the active ingredient, he left his studies not completed, although very promising (luckily still can not be patent natural products).
However, there are published studies that bring attention to its ability to attack the cancer cells of the pancreas, lung, and prostate; other studies are still underway with positive results, available on the Internet and search sites, but not yet definitive and scientifically approved.
Like many other alternative therapies should be taken with the tongs and should be seen as complementary to other therapies (chemotherapy views not necessarily the latest research emerged), as an aid to your body, more weapon to fight the disease.
Graviola may be useful to almost everyone
Surely the graviola has characteristics very important for any person who makes this wonderful fruit, as well as sweet and tasty:
improves the immune system and thus prevents infections
helps you feel healthier and stronger by increasing the energy in the body
improves the quality and life expectancy
improves blood pressure
relieves anxiety and depression
It is not recommended for long-term use (especially when taken in supplement form) to pregnant women, people with low blood pressure and overall integration is recommended in the diet of probiotics and digestive enzymes (when used for more than 30 days) . Finally, when taken in large doses can cause nausea and vomiting.