Medicinal plants are increasingly popular for combating certain infections and are increasingly establishing themselves as an excellent alternative or complement to traditional medicine. Among the plants that are most effective in combating various diseases are the leaves of Graviola. Here is its origin and its benefits.
The origins of Graviola leaves
Leaves of graviola come from the Corosoolier, a tree 3 to 10 meters high that grows in the Amazon rainforest. It is therefore a tree protected from pollution that grows in a still healthy environment. It is also found in other tropical regions of South America.
It also has a fruit often referred to as Guanabana or Cherimoya in Brazilian. All parts of the tree are used: leaves, flowers, roots, seeds, fruits, bark. Its highly prized white pulp, found inside the large fruit spiked with growths, tastes of lychee. You can use graviola fruit in the form of juice, smoothie, donuts or sorbet
It is also often used in natural medicine in these regions of the world and its properties have been studied by scientists since the 1940s. It is rich in ascorbic acid; lactic acid and contains many minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium or vitamins A, B1 and B2, not to mention its phytochemical components such as acetogens.
These antiviral and anti bacterial properties are very numerous
If it had already been the subject of study since the 1940s, these have intensified since the mid-1990s with around 100 research programs in the United States, India, Japan, Korea and Europe, including France.
Several in vitro and in vivo studies, published in scientific journals, have thus demonstrated its antimicrobial, antiviral (in particular, against the herpes viruses HSV-1 and HSV-2), anti-inflammatory (in particular against 'arthritis), antidiabetics, antihypertensive (it is vasodilator and widens blood vessels), antiparasitics, insecticides, or hepatoprotectants.
The most recent research focuses on its ability to fight against certain forms of cancer and reduce tumors. It is acetogenins that appear to be able to induce apoptosis in cancer cells, that is, their self-programmed death. Graviola leaf thus reduces the effect of the enzyme NADPH-oydase, which is often the cause of tumor growth.
By taking graviola, the growth and proliferation of the cancerous tumor is stopped and the malignant cells are largely destroyed. Taking graviola leaf can therefore be very effective in addition to other more traditional treatments.
It is also known to have antibacterial and antidepressant properties to fight against stress and sleep disorders.
It is therefore a fairly complete plant that can be combined with the annual sagebrush leaf, which has similar properties.
If you are lucky enough to have none malignant tumor, taking graviola leaves on a regular basis is also an excellent preventive measure. The best way to consume them is therefore to make herbal teas and you can drink 3 to 5 cups a day.