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Is Guanabana Juice, or Graviola Extract, Really Better than Chemotherapy?

By Britta Aragon on January 4, 2011 | 57 Comments

Have you heard the latest cancer-cure buzz? This time it surrounds a tropical fruit produced by a small evergreen tree. Grown in the Amazon jungle and some of the Caribbean islands, the “guanabana,” or “graviola” as it’s known in Portuguese, or even “Paw Paw” as the native South Americans refer to it, produces a green fruit with soft spines, sort of like a spiny avocado only full of fruity goodness. According to a few scattered scientific studies, this tree and its fruit have anti-cancer properties. But does that mean it’s safe to use if you’re fighting cancer?

Graviola fruit—sometimes called “soursop”—apparently tastes like a combination of other citrus fruits with the creamy flavor of banana or coconut. Since it’s rather difficult to eat by itself, the pulp is often used to prepare juice, ice cream, sorbets, and candies. Rich in carbohydates, B and C vitamins, calcium, and fiber, it’s believed to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help in fighting infections. Other parts of the tree, as well, including the bark, leaves, and roots have been used for centuries by natives as natural remedies for infections, fever, digestive problems, and high blood pressure.

But could this little plant really be more effective than chemotherapy? According to “,” this green wonder is a “miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than chemo,” particularly, one particular chemo drug called Adriamycin. The site goes on to say that components of graviola attack various types of cancer cells including colon, breast, prostate, lung, and pancreatic, and do so without nausea, weight loss and hair loss. Meanwhile, graviola supposedly protects the immune system, boosts energy, and protects healthy cells. Could all this be true?

Researching this plant was a little difficult, as there is already so much hype surrounding it. I think, however, that I managed to narrow it down, and what I found is the same thing I find with so many of these “natural cancer cures.” Yes, there have been a few small laboratory (test-tube) studies that have shown graviola to have anti-cancer properties, but this isn’t all that unusual on its own. Several plants and fruits have shown cancer-fighting properties in the lab. The thing that seems to be creating the buzz around this fruit is that “10,000 times stronger” claim.

Apparently the National Cancer Institute did a study on graviola way back in 1976, but I couldn’t find this study. Word is it was never released to the public. The Health Sciences Institute (HIS), an independent organization in Maryland, says a study in the Journal of Natural Products found that one chemical from the plant killed colon cancer cells. I couldn’t find this particular study, but I did find others published in the same journal, including a 2010 study that showed anti-cancer activity in vitro, and a 2008 study that showed graviola extract is a potent anti-viral, anti-tumor, and anti-microbial product. One 1998 study (in a different journal) even found anti-depressant effects from the plant.

The thing that’s most exciting about graviola is that it can distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells, and selectively slow the growth of only the cancer cells. The other exciting thing is the 10,000 number—this according to a recent study from South Korea. Unlike chemo, graviola had no negative activity on healthy cells, and was even effective against cancer cells that were resistant to chemo drugs.

Still, we’re talking here about a handful of studies, all of them in vitro­—in a test tube. The FDA has so far approved graviola only for use to support immune function. According to, the National Cancer Institute is supporting new research, but in the meantime, I say approach this new “cure” with caution. We have yet to see how it works in clinical trials. We also don’t know what the effects may be of taking graviola for a long time. The Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, for example, warns that graviola “may cause movement disorders and myeloneuropathy with symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease.” Discovery Health warns that if taken for a prolonged period, graviola may deplete the friendly bacteria required for healthy digestion. Health guru Andrew Weil warns that the in vitro tests are “…a long way from clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of these compounds in people with cancer.” He goes on to say that there’s “…no way to tell whether commercially available graviola contains any of the compounds studied….” and recommends that people do not take graviola or its extracts as a dietary supplement.

Even if you were to ignore all these concerns, there are other questions: What is the best dosage? How often should you take it and for how long? What about other health risks?

There’s no doubt that early studies on this plant are very exciting. Until we know more, however, please be really careful. If you do decide to try it, buy from a reputable manufacturer, monitor yourself carefully, and use an easily digestible form like a tincture.

Have you had questions about graviola? Have you talked to a healthcare professional or herbalist about it? Please share your story.

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57 Comments to “Is Guanabana Juice, or Graviola Extract, Really Better than Chemotherapy?”

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  2. DDearborn says:

    Since when is potential cancer cure that has been studied extensively since the mid 1970’s “NEW”? Come on people the bottom line here is that no one has been able to synthesize the key cancer fighting elements of the tree and therefore it offers no patentable (read big money making)opportunities. Therefore like many other natural cures for a whole host of human ailments it got locked away in hope no one would find it. Good grief this is another example of the total corruption of the drug industry. An industry that gets billions and billions of tax breaks each year. It is high time to terminate the tax breaks for drug companies precisely because they hide natural cures like this from the public.

  3. Britta Aragon says:

    Thank you for your comment. What I meant by “new” is the recent media and Internet hype about the fruit, which has created more attention around its potential benefits and made more people aware of it. I agree with you that the drug industry is likely to ignore natural cures unless they can find a way to isolate certain elements and make money from them. I’m also excited about the early studies on this fruit, as I mentioned in the post, and rather than “hide” it from the public, I think the recent attention has made it more visible. My caution is simply for people to be careful, as with any natural fruit, herb, or extract, there may be side effects, particularly at certain dosages. In addition, as natural guru Andrew Weil mentioned, we just don’t have any large scientific studies in humans to help us understand the real benefits of this fruit as far as cancer is concerned. People need to make their own decisions about treatment—my advice is just to be sure you’re well informed!

  4. Peggie Green says:

    how can i get the extract for myself. thanks Peg

  5. Man, I remember when I used to eat that fruit when I was younger. Some things that we took for granted now are becoming more obvious and have some benefits. Who would have thoughts a fruit as Guanabana would possibly have some cure or be used as a treatment for cancer.

  6. jackson says:

    personally ive no respect for dr weil iv lost all respect he agrees to fondly with the ama and pharma ithink my opinion he works under the guise of natural health and debunks alot of good things like kombucha just for one…..personally i do not think he is unbiased.

  7. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Peggy. If you want to try graviola extract or granabana juice, just Google either one and you can find several online sources. If I were you, I would just research them carefully, and make sure the one you choose is a reputable manufacturer. A lot of times supplements are found not to have the active ingredients they claim to have, so check with your local whole foods or health store and ask around until you find one you can feel comfortable with.

  8. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Jackson. I agree that most people have biases of some sort. I think Dr. Weil does some good work, but I can respect your opinion.

  9. Vernon Boyce says:

    My mother in law has an agressive liver cancer and the mainstream medical community has all but given up on her.
    Does anyone know the most reputable company to quickly obtain organic Guanabana from and in what form the fruit should be taken?

  10. Britta Aragon says:

    Vernon, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I’m sure that is extremely difficult news for your whole family. At this point, however, it’s difficult to recommend how much of the guanabana fruit or in what form you should take it, as there are no studies on it’s use in humans for cancer (that I could find). So we simply don’t know the best dose. I also hesitate to recommend it because of some of the long-term side effects that are possible. Your best bet—–look for some clinical trials that your mother-in-law may be able to participate in, such as those listed at Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (available here:, and at the National Cancer Institute (available here: I would also encourage you to get second, third, and even fourth opinions on your mother’s condition, if she agrees. Cancer centers in other areas, for example——even in other states——may feel differently about her condition. I’ve had other survivors tell me about experiences just like this, where a different medical team gave them another chance. My best to all of you, and good luck.

  11. I had pancreatic surgery july 2011. I now have numerous tumors in my liver.
    I was trying to decide through reading and prayer if I should try Graviola
    Extract. I am still mobile and have no pain. I surmise from the above that you would not recommend it. Gloria

  12. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Gloria. I’m very sorry to hear about the tumors in your liver. I’m sure that wasn’t good news to get after going through pancreatic surgery. My heart goes out to you. Yes, I would definitely advise caution on taking graviola—especially in supplement form—when you’re dealing with liver tumors. The liver is responsible for cleaning up everything in your system, so I would think you would want to make it’s job easier, and we just don’t know how graviola affects it. I can tell you that garlic, onions, freshly squeezed lemons, beetroot, apples, and artichokes are all known to actually help support liver function, and beetroot has even shown some anti-tumor effects in studies. Of course check with your doctor, but I would think a more varied approach with foods like these would be more beneficial for you. Good luck!

  13. Harmony says:

    It is odd that people seem so hesitant to try an all-natural substance that has not been proven to have harmful side-effects, yet we consume mass-produced items every day that are well known to be carcinogenic. True this fruit may cause parkinson-like effects over a number of years of constant use. Foods we consume every day – like Jello – containe silicon which is known to cause cancer and neurological defects. Our environment is flooded with toxins to the point that it is impossible to avoid them, hence the rampant appearance of cancer. Yet we hesitate to injest a purely natural fruit because ‘we don’t know what it will do’. Yikes!

  14. Erika says:

    I do not know about cancer benefits, but I used to eat this fruit from a tree that my mom had in her front yard. We used to eat the whole fruit at once, including preparing juice or what we called fresh water in Mexico. I am 38 now and still alive. I don’t think a fruit given by God will kill you otherwise will be no more mexicans.

  15. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Harmony. Thanks for writing in. I agree with you for the most part—we are surrounded by toxins and I’m hoping to help increase awareness through this blog and my other efforts to help people reduce their exposure. When we’re talking about something like Graviola, however, my concern is that some marketers out there are selling it as a “cure” for cancer when they really don’t have evidence behind that claim. These could be manufacturers that care more about profits than people, and that’s scary! Of course consuming any natural fruit is better than a chemical-filled processed food item. The question on something like this is that people who are very sick may over-consume it with the hope that it will cure their disease. I would feel horrible if someone believed that, bought from an unscrupulous manufacturer, and ended up suffering even more. My bottom line—make sure you’re informed before trying any treatment, traditional or natural, and always research the provider before buying!

  16. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Erika. Wow, how neat to hear from someone who had direct experience with guanabana growing up! I’m sure that was a wonderful part of your childhood to enjoy that with your family. Of course regular consumption such as what you’re talking about won’t hurt most people, unless they’re allergic to the fruit. What I’m talking about in this article is the high-level consumption promoted by some websites and businesses that are either a) trying to promote guanabana as a cancer “cure,” or b) trying to sell you the juice. I picture in my head someone who is struggling with a difficult-to-cure cancer and reads about graviola as a “cure,” and therefore consumes far more than they regularly would. Such intake could lead to difficult side effects, which could only compound their health problems. In addition, taking graviola supplements can also be risky, as you can’t be sure what’s in them unless you have them tested. Particularly if they’re sold by unknown supplement manufacturers, you could be putting your health at risk. Not a nice thought. So by all means, enjoy the natural fruit. Just be wary of so-called “cures” pedaled by companies who may just be out for what’s in your wallet.

  17. Becky says:

    I just want to say I found this post very interesting. I am so into natural remedies. I just wanted to ask one thing. Does eating the guanabana fruit or drinking the guanabana nectar have the same benefits as consuming the graviola extract?

  18. Liz says:

    I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer about 4 weeks ago. Even though I was told the cancer was caught early (stage 1 or 2 at most), at 46 years old and still having two children to finish raising, I was immediately searching the internet for specific cancer fighting foods and herbs to help increase my chances of a cure. After reading about graviola on several sites and weighing the pros and cons, I ordered two bottles of the supplement from and received them a week before starting my chemmo and radiation treatments. I took two capsules three times daily for five days, and gave my body a break for two days over the weekend. I have noticed two very positive effects. 1. I can no longer feel the tumor in my rectum (which for the last three or four weeks has felt like an egg in there, making it very uncomfortable to sit.), and am now back to having normal bowel movements every day with no straining and no bleeding. Before, I was having pencil thin, irregular bowel movements and had to strain to have them and never felt like I was emptying my bowels completely, as well has bleeding bleeding rectally. 2. This one was unexpected, but am grateful for the relief. I have been suffering from fibromyalgia for years and have had no luck with any of the prescribed medications or anything else. I either suffer from the adverse affects of the medications or they just plain don’t work at all, or both. Since taking the graviola capsules over the last week, my fibromyalgia pain has decreased by 90 percent plus, joint pain and swelling has decreased, and my energy has increased by at least 60 percent. I feel better than I have felt in years. Unfortunately, I started my chemo yesterday and my oncologist wants me to stop taking the graviola because of the possible parkinson’s side effects and high levels of vitamin C that are in the graviola, which he says can interfere with the chemo. drugs. Yet the handout he gave me in his office plainly states that the graviola can actually help the chemo drugs work by not allowing them to be “shaken off” by the cancer cells! The only reason the graviola is considered “unsafe”, according to the handout he gave me, is because of the risk of nerve cell damage in the brain that can lead to Parkinson’s like symptoms. Yet everything I have read so far indicates that this risk is fairly small and occurs with prolonged usage in high doses. So why can’t they figure out a safe dosage and time frame? I don’t want to stop taking the graviola. I finally have relief from my fibromyalgia, and I truly believe it has reduced the size of my tumor already.

  19. Robert says:

    My wife ate this fruit growing up in Mexico. Her system is so strog. If I had cancer I would be smoking weed and drinking this and everything else I could find. I have lost about 65% of my family to this diesies and I know the Gov has a cure and they will not release it.

  20. Ruby says:

    I think it is AMAZING that all these red flags go up with a FRUIT that may very well help in healing people like me who have cancer … YET Doctors , the FDA, NCI, ACA are so welling and persistent about injecting you with CHEMO … Which is a POSION!! And causes hair loss, weight loss, loss of appetite , vomiting, and even DEATH!!!! I mean hello …. I personally would rather take my chance on a GOD created fruit than a MAN MADE POSION !!!

  21. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Ruby. Thanks for your thoughts. The only “red flag” here is not to rely on internet scams that may be trying to take advantage of you. Some manufacturers unscrupulously sell items like graviola and tout them as “cancer cures” when they have no evidence to support such claims. Taking mega doses of anything, even graviola, in the hopes it will cure a condition can sometimes cause adverse health effects. Always research carefully any so-called “cancer solution” before committing your health to its promise.

  22. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Robert. I’m so sorry to hear about the losses in your life. I too have been hurt by cancer’s effects on my family. I think we must do our best to keep our immune systems strong and our minds active and joyful, and yes, I agree that consuming a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables can do a lot to create strong immune systems. Good luck to you and I hope you will be one of the healthy exceptions in your family.

  23. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Liz. First of all, I’m sorry to hear about your colon cancer diagnosis, but it sounds like you’re doing everything you can to fight it, which leads me to believe you will succeed! Thank you for sharing your story about how graviola has helped you. Unfortunately, we just don’t have enough studies on the substance to determine, as you said, a safe dosage and time frame. Since it’s not a drug and can’t be patented, there is no real financial incentive for companies to spend the money on in-depth research. So the decision is left up to individuals. It sounds to me like you’ve done your research and you are approaching this as wisely as you can. Doctors still aren’t sure of how antioxidants like those in graviola may effect chemo treatments, and for legal reasons, they tend to err on the side of caution. The final choice is up to you, however. It’s your life, and as long as you’re considering the pros and cons, I would say follow your intuition. A friend of mine, Meghan, did just that when she took antioxidants during her cancer treatments. (Read her story here: Everyone’s experience is different, and no one knows your body better than you. My best wishes to you!

  24. Barbara says:

    I’ve grown up having “guanabana” smoothies and as everything you do in life all with some common sense and moderation. It is very refreshing and soothing to the stomach when made into a sorbet. They sell the pulp frozen you have to check in the frozen fruit section. No idea about the graviola extract that I wouldn’t even know about dosing. Thank you for this article its full of great information. Blessing to all that are in need of good health.

  25. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Barbara. Thanks for your input! A guanabana smoothie sounds delicious!

  26. Chris Radney says:

    I have been using a guanabana oil I prepare from leaves on some suspicious – looks like pre-cancerous – spots on my ear and hand. Both have improved immensely over a three month period. I am seeing a dermatologist next week to make sure I am ok (I have had a hard time in Miami finding a dermatologist whose office doesn’t look like a spa.)

    I will continue to use guanabana, as a tea and hand oil, in addition to traditional medical care.

    My tree only produces infrequently, although I just had a surprise fruit show up this week. Any suggestions on upping productivity?

  27. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Chris. Wow, what a great story. Interesting use of the oil I wouldn’t have thought of. Thanks for sharing the idea. I’m no expert on the tree. Are you using fertilizer on it? I seem to remember hearing that if the tree is not getting the nutrients it needs, it may not produce as much. It also needs to stay moist. Good luck!

  28. Maggie Horner says:

    I would be interested in knowing if anyone had the guanabana make a difference with colitis….

  29. Alma Cruz says:

    My husband is a testimony that Gaviola cure cancer.
    He had a tumor on his left lung. apparently he had 3 more tumors.
    After giving him 6 months of treatment of Gaviloa there are no tumors.

  30. Alma Cruz says:

    Chris you can also use the jelly of Aloe Vera.
    for your ears and hands. It work wonders!

  31. Gina M says:

    Alma, how did he take it and in what dose?

  32. Timm says:

    I like the article and information. I’ve seen this fruit before, but didn’t know what it was until now. I feel more research from a lot of different groups to determine the health benefits. Drug companies don’t enjoy anything that is helpful to their customers unless it comes from them. They’re only concerned about the bottom line. The only silver bullet is to try to live as healthy as one can. I know its easier said than done. This will, in the end, take money out of the companies pockets.

  33. Dreamin says:

    I was very happy to hear about this delicious fruit and its finally being introduced here in North America. I can tell you I would eat it very often as I grew up eating this. Brings me back to my childhood in Guatemala. My mother will make us juice or we will just cut in half and remove the seeds and eat the pulp.My favorte one was the Guanaba sorbet, oh my,,, I will go crazy for this back home, it was a great treat.
    Hmmm so delicious, here in California, I find it hard to find it, if I do, not only is expensive, not very fresh, or I have to drive all the way to LA. When I find them, I buy 4 or 6 at the same time and make juice and ice cream. I did not know about such great benefits, and I am glad its benefits are being shared among everybody as we all deserve to know. Now, my question is.
    Is the pulp as beneficial as the extract.? What is the extract? pulp,seeds or leaves of the graviola(guanaba)?
    For all of you who are new to this yummy fruit, give it a try, and enjoy!!
    I am growing my own, as I just recently purchased a couple of them and I saved the seeds, not knowing about this article. Something told me to save the seeds and plant them. So I will, they are not ready yet.
    Good luck to all,

  34. Britta Aragon says:

    Let us know how you do with your plants! So far, the science is too new on the extract to know if it provides the same or different benefits than the fruit does. Traditionally, the whole fruit is more beneficial to overall health, but the extract can be formulated to contain a higher concentration of active components, which can be helpful in some health conditions. What different companies may use in their extracts may vary, however, as so far there is no standardized guanabana extract, so check with the provider for specific details.

  35. Gus H. says:

    Hi there, Alma Cruz,
    Please tell us how your husband used graviola, in which form and in what dosage: extract capsules, juice, the fruit, or the tea from leaves(fresh or dry)? How much and how often? My wife is being treated with metastazic colorectal cancer, and has done so far 3 chemo sessions. but I am anxious, and want to use graviola in addition to the chemo. Please help us and everybody else with your husband’s miraculous experience.

  36. Donald Bouchard says:

    Please visit Leonard Coldwell’s cancer cure on youtube and you will be shocked at what you hear and how we’ve been mislead by the FDA for years!!!

  37. Fleur says:

    Hi Gus and others who are looking for testimonials of the curative properties of guyabano or guanabana, I would like to share this testimonial – There are other testimonials that this fruit or its extract can cure cancer. It may not be effective to some people but it is effective for others. Meanwhile, if there is space in the backyard, why not plant some trees but it would take some time before you can harvest some fruits. So, if you’re that someone who’s in search for alternatives to chemotherapy or as supplement to chemotherapy, these natural health products are worth to try.

  38. Michael whitney says:

    Where can I buy a tree,will it grow in ky. What about winter protection.

  39. Robert Crutcher says:

    How good is Jumex Guanabana Nectar as far as quality and percentage of the pulp, or is it a cheap watered down knockoff?

  40. gary says:

    eating the fruit and 100% juice is it as good to the 12 cancer killing cells as the leaves as tea .as reading other infomation it has no parkinson effects as the tea or leaves. and is better for you .vitamins complex is great .if you know any place to buy the fruit as can or fresh locally around atlanta ga to chattanooga tenn .if you notice all products from the amazom rain forest seem to be some better natural effects then in other country

  41. Gus H. says:

    I want everybody to know that the statements about graviola as a cure for cancer are totally false. My wife used it as a leaves tea for two months and passed away after less than 5 months of being diagnosed with metastazic colon cancer.

  42. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Gus. I’m so very sorry to hear about your wife. I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling. My heart goes out to you. I do thank you, however, for writing in. Your story illustrates why I wrote the post to begin with. I worry about unscrupulous marketers taking money from people who are in desperate circumstances and making promises based on little scientific evidence. I’m sure graviola is good for you, but as to whether it’s a cure for cancer—we still have too little evidence to say. The choice is up to each individual person, but it’s important to do your research. Thanks again, and please do take care of yourself.

  43. erika says:

    Is amazing what I just read. But, I have a question. Can it be given to a 1 and half year old kid?

  44. Prerna says:

    Hello everyone,

    My father is diagnosed with a 3rd relapse of oral cancer (squamous cell carcinoma)in 7 yrs. he had a surgery in 2007 and 2012, however this time the disease is spread out requiring a chemo and radiation before a surgery can at all be done. With a third relapse all hopes are lost and he is not ready for any conventional treatment (allopathy). Instead we have started his treatment with promising homeopaths and ayurvedic doctors. 3 weeks into the treatment …the disease is only spreading with the tumor in his jaw doubling in size. we are fighting this disease with every means in hand and this is when i came across the usefulness of guanabana. I would request anyone with any information on how useful this fruit (in tincture or pill form given the fact that he is in India and making the fruit available in not possible ) is for oral cancer and if it is then which company should we buy from ( given the fact the amazon states many and I am unable to decide which one to take )and what dosage it should be taken in.

    Alma if only you can read my message please do share what dose was given to your husband and in which form.

    much appreciate any support.

  45. Landa Chukure says:

    Hello everybody , thanks for nice stories and advises i have been looking also to get this magic fruit but gave up as on you can`t buy something like fresh fruit or proper juices but only drinks in a metal tins … i don`t think it would be good enough as that would just oxidate in those . But it`s worse to try and look for . All my family like mom , dad , both grandmothers and grandfathers have died from cancer. My mom had a cancer when she was 48 – so am i …. but before i had chemo i thought i can`t wait like this and have to do something – i found out about vitamin B17 deficiency in are body is cousing cancer so i gad 2 weeks to wait with stage 3 peritoneal cancer
    so first i went to Health foof shop and bought small pack of those kernels the made an order on and bought a 5 kg just in case (4kg took myu sister who is worried sick ofcourse) so before i got my order from amazon i read reviews about them & how to use them then started 10 kernels 3x a day for 3 days just to give my body use to them when it came on post ( by the way you buy 1 kg or 10 kg`s you pay only £3,- ) i gave it a kick taking 5x a day for 10 = 50 kernels !!! My partner suggested that i grate them – then its easier to take in with porridge or just like i do 1 tsp and water on top – and gone 😉 So when i next saw my onkologist i asked about the kernels if i can take them while on chemo – and he said YES ! You can take them but i only can`t prescribe them as we haven

  46. Terry says:

    I heard that Graviola fruit or juice fresh not in supplement form can also help arthritis and asthma, just for both of these I would be willing to try it. I am 66 and my fingers are starting to move by themselves and they hurt badly also I was born with asthma and smoked so you can imagine. I stopped smoking 3 years ago and my asthma is much better but if Graviola juice can help get it even better and my rheumatoid arthritis I would be willing to try, has anyone out there tried it for these reasons.

  47. Thomas Freemont says:

    I wouldn’t believe a thing Dr Andrew Wiel says. Nor Dr Oz. Nor anyone else thats been promoted by Oprah. He’s a voice of the AMA which has a long history of discounting effective non medical cures and remedies. The testimonies written here give credence to the benefits of this and other plants or drinks which benefit so many, without the high cost to your pocketbook or placing your overall health in jeopardy as chimo does. Bottom line is diet over drugs.

  48. CAROLINA Del Mar says:

    To all concerned.ed.Please email if you would like a supply of organic homegrown graviola tea leaves.I am four yr.breast cancer survivor and wish to share Gods grace and mercy for l who ask.I only ask that you send a SASE I will send the leaves around the world…also seeds Nd roots and twigs.

  49. marianne hamlin says:

    please send the graviola leaves.

  50. petra says:

    Hello,can you eat or drink Guanabana te during chemotherapy.

  51. Britta Aragon says:

    Hi, Marianne. We do not supply graviola products. Check with your local health foods store or online for other sources you can trust.

  52. Jane says:

    CAROLINA Del Mar:
    I would be Very interested in receiving the seeds. Many Thanks.
    Please send me your email address.

  53. Veronica says:

    Hi Carilina Del Mar I am much interested in the leaves if u can email me I will greatly appreciate it

  54. David says:

    The reason that people are hesitant to recommend it as a cancer cure is because the cancer fighting cells are mostly in the leaves and stems. They fast nasty and have toxins in them. The fruit is great and has health benefits, but avoiding cancer is a lifelong process of eating lots of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis over your whole life. The damage caused by chemo therapy is often reversible, so it is easier to “EVENTUALLY” recover from, but the side effects of the toxins in the leaves (which is the source of extracts and pills), is not known if it is permanent or not. If you know you are going to die anyway, then who gives a… About surviving and living with some slow reflexes. Age will cause that anyway. Disablerd or dead. which one sounds better.

  55. Lisa says:

    The world that we live in is all about making money and be rich. This includes the big pharmaceuticals that make tons of money selling chemo treatments. I’m not telling people to jump and try prepacked products of Guanabana but they can safely consume the fruit and see the results. I grew up eating and drinking Guanabana and it is actually amazing to help the immune system. I’m 37 and so far I do not have any side effects of this natual fruit. Now, my husband is a chemist and he will not even take Excedrin. He hates all kinds of medications made in the lab and he does not take them. He always goes back to the natural resource. That tells me something right there. Of course that big pharma’s and government dont say that because their source of money would be at risk. I will always prefer natural over man made.

  56. Bonnie says:

    This has been an interesting and informative site and has served to confirm the research I’ve done on Graviola consumption and why I take Graviola. I was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor on the head of my pancreas. I had a Whipple procedure done in December 2013. It appears from the surgery that the tumor was confined to the pancreas with no lymph node or metastatic disease noted at that time. This tumor is rare and this kind of tumor is sneaky. I consulted with my locally owned health food store owner who has been in the business and worked side-by-side with his father who was a licensed physician and who opened the store and compounding pharmacy back in the 60’s. His father spent his life as a cancer researcher using alternative methods. He was at one time shut down by the feds and his license pulled because he was selling and prescribing Graviola as a cure for cancer. He ultimately got his license back but was told he could not continue doing what he was doing. Well, he did, he just began presenting it differently. (I find there is little truth in advertising because the Feds limit our ability to speak the truth.) Anyhow, I began taking Graviola after my consultation and research into the product. My purpose is to try to get ahead of this disease if I can. I can’t tell you whether it’s working or not, I can only tell you I’m taking it and I believe in it. If you’re considering using it, find a compounding pharmacy that you trust and get your product from them. I’m not at all sure about the on-line purchases and the quality of their product. Best of luck to you.

  57. Valerie Newman says:

    I live in Miami, I have been diagnosed with vocal chord cancer. My options were Radiation, Laser Surgery, or more radical surgery removing chord necessitating a Trach and feeding Tube for 5 days.
    The lesser surgery is working under the assumption that the cancer is confined to the top only. If it is not, I will have to go back in for more radical surgery in two weeks.
    I have been drinking the tea from the leaves for a month. I also have an extract. I have also been juicing Tumeric for about 9 months.
    I get my leaves for the tea and the extract from an amazing fruit stand called “Robert Is Here”. He does have a website.

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