Is This Fruit Extract 10,000 Times Better Than Chemo?

by Sayer Ji

Over a quarter of a century ago, a study was performed on the seeds of the Soursop fruit, also known as graviola, which at that time demonstrated such amazing cancer-fighting potential, that those exposed to it within the conventional medical community looked upon it with complete incredulity.

Published in the Journal of Natural Products in 1996, Compound 1, one of five extracted from the seed of the graviola fruit, was found to be “selectively cytotoxic to colon adenocarcinoma cells (HT-29) in which it was 10,000 times the potency of adriamycin.” [emphasis added]

Adriamycin is the trade name for the chemoagent doxorubucin and is known by the nickname “red devil,” because of both its deep red color and terrible side effects, which include life-threatening, even fatal damage to the cardiovascular system. This abject lack of “selective cytotoxicity” — the ability to kill only the cancer cells and not healthy ones — is what makes Adriamycin so dangerous. And yet, it has been a first-line treatment for a wide range of cancers for almost half a century.

Since the 1996 study, little research on graviola was performed. There was a cell study in 1999 which showed it had anti-prostate cancer and breast cancer activity; another 2002 cell study showed that graviola exhibited anti-hepatoma (liver cancer) activity, but nothing as promising as the original 1996 study ever followed.

Then, in 2011, the journal Nutrition and Cancer revealed highly promising research on graviola and breast cancer. Researchers found that graviola fruit extract (GFE) suppressed so-called oncogene (or cancer-causing gene) expression in the cell and animal models of breast cancer. The oncogene known as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is commonly over-expressed in breast cancer, and therefore an ideal target for therapy.

According to the researchers

A a 5-wk dietary treatment of GFE (200 mg/kg diet) significantly reduced the protein expression of EGFR, p-EGFR, and p-ERK in MDA-MB-468 [breast cancer] tumors by 56%, 54%, and 32.5%, respectively. Overall, dietary GFE inhibited tumor growth, as measured by wet weight, by 32% (P < 0.01).

The study authors concluded

These data showed that dietary GFE induced significant growth inhibition of MDA-MB-468 cells in vitro and in vivo through a mechanism involving the EGFR/ERK signaling pathway, suggesting that GFE may have a protective effect for women against EGFR-overexpressing BC [breast cancer]. [emphasis added]

Given these findings the time may be ripe for reconsideration of graviola in the prevention and/or treatment of cancers, such as colon and breast cancer.

Article originally posted at GreenMedInfo

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

  • Anonymous

    i heard the results where just the opposite…i.e., carcinogenic at higher doses. I suggest everyone do their own research before you even considering ingesting this substance.

  • Anonymous

    Royal Raymond Rife found the cure for nearly all disease and brought out in 1830. Bioelectric medicine was suppressed by Rockafeller using the AMA to do his dirty work. He suppressed others as well such as the Hoxey cancer cure.

    This is genocide and it continues today in far greater numbers than then.

    I wonder how many people know that in the early 1900s John D. Rockefeller bought
    the Encyclopedia Britannia and immediately removed all derogatory references to
    vaccination. Shortly thereafter (1906) Rockefeller commissioned Abraham Flexner
    (of the infamous "Flexner Report"-look it up) to visit every medical school in
    the U.S. to determine which ones were "worthy" to keep their doors opened.
    "Worthy" meant willing to teach and push drug therapy to the exclusion of all
    else. All were told point blank, "Push drug therapy and you will continue to
    receive funding–do not push drug therapy and funding will be cut off".
    Those schools that offered courses in Bioelectric Medicine, Hydrotherapy,
    Homeopathy, Chiropractic, or Eastern Medicine were shut down. The total number
    of medical schools in the United States went from 160 in 1906 (before the Flexner
    Report) to 85 in 1920 and further down to 69 schools in 1944.
    John D. Rockefeller–one of the most nefarious monsters this country ever spawned.

  • Anonymous

    Please post references so we can look up the research

  • Anonymous

    "Competition is a sin!" As he said.

  • I love this fruit and still do, it has an amazing taste that is out of this world, in Asian cultures it's a delicatessen and quite on the expensive side. See in Asia we don't have cows so we don't have much dairy type deserts. That's why most Asian deserts are tapioca based or sweet been based pastry. Other wise you want desert? go outside and pick it off a tree. there are plenty all over Asia, especially southeast Asia. Durian, soursop

  • Anonymous

    Look it up means…look it up…type FLEXNER REPORT – then hit enter.
    Yale Jounal Of Medicine good enough?
    See also the most wonderful documentary call "FUEL" by Josh Tickell, about interference by the Rockefellers.

  • Anonymous

    Where can one find a plant in south africa?

  • Anonymous

    a lot of fruits and veg are dangerous better to buy in stores like tescos.
    nestle are good

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