Published on May 20th, 2014 | by Rayne41
Soursop: New Cancer treatment or hoax?
Update: Repeat after me: NO HUMAN TRIALS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED. STUDIED ARE IN VITRO AND NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT HAPPENS IN THE HUMAN BODY. THESE RESULTS WERE FOR ONE MEDICATION FOR ONE TYPE OF CANCER. IN NO WAY DOES THIS SUGGEST EATING THE FUCKING FRUIT WILL CURE YOUR SPECIFIC TYPE OF CANCER. STOP ASKING ME WHERE TO BUY IT.
Most of my readers will have seen the following photo and message around social media for a little while now: The Soursop Hoax:
This is the photo:
And this is the message that follows it (spelling errors and all):
SHARE THIS INFORMATION FIRST AND READ AFTERWARDS…..SAVE LIFE Share this as much as you can.
“10000 times stronger killer of CANCER than Chemo”.. do share it.. can save many lives, fill up hopes and build confidence in the patients…
The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo.
Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.
So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.
The other parts of the tree are also useful.
The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.
How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree?
This tree is low and is called graviola ! in Brazi l, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.
The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types.
Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.
If there ever was a single example that makes it dramatically clear why the existence of Health Sciences Institute is so vital to Americans like you, it’s the incredible story behind the Graviola tree..
The truth is stunningly simple: Deep within the Amazon Rainforest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.
Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
* Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
* Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life
The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America ‘s largest drug manufacturers, th! e fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970’s! What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing… Extracts from the tree were shown to:
* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer..
* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
* What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectivelyhunts down and kills only cancer cells.. It does not harm healthy cells!
The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched–so why haven’t you heard anything about it? If Graviola extract is One of America ‘s biggest billion-dollar drug makers began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.
Various parts of the Graviola tree–including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds–have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indi! ans in S outh America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, the company poured money and resources into testing the tree’s anti-cancerous properties–and were shocked by the results. Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo. But that’s where the Graviola story nearly ended.
The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree–it’s completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There’s no way to make serious profits from it.
It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits–or even make back the millions it poured into research.
As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!
Luckily, however, there was one scientist from the Graviola research team whose conscience wouldn’t let him see such atrocity committed. Risking his career, he contacted a company that’s dedicated to harvesting medical plants from the Amazon Rainforest and blew the whistle.
When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola,! they be gan tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola–and its shocking cover-up–came in fast and furious….
….The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells.” Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public…
….Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials–the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge a treatment’s value–were ever initiated….
….A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at “10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin…”
….The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.
…A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers Seven years of silence broken–it’s finally here!!!
This hoax made an appearance on my Facebook wall a few months back and it angers me every time it reappears – I hate to think how many people have chosen this over life-saving treatments for cancer. It angers me thinking about the harm this hoax has caused.
For readers of mine who don’t know, Graviola (also known as Soursop) is a fruit that grows in South America, parts of Africa and Southeast Asia. It’s also been linked to a rise in atypical Parkinson’s disease among natives that eat the fruit in high doses due to containing a very high concentration of annonacin. According to CancerResearchUK “Laboratory research has found that some substances in Graviola cause nerve damage and that these substances can cross into the brain from the bloodstream”.
Just to be clear: Atypical Parkinson’s is not the same as degenerative genetic Parkinson’s. Atypical Parkinson’s is also known as drug-induced Parkinson’s and as mentioned before, the fruit is known to have very high concentration of annonacin which is known to be a cause of nerve damage.
Soursop does have certain health benefits, namely its anti-parasitic, anti-microbial and anti-depressive properties, and a study has shown it may have potential as a chemotherapeutical – largely in part the active components of the tree. However just because it has these properties doesn’t mean eating the fruit itself will cause those properties to fight cancer.
“10000 times stronger killer of CANCER than Chemo”.
This is a misleading statement – a 1996 study found that a compound isolated and extracted from the seeds of Annona muricata (Soursop) had potency higher than that of the chemotherapy drug adriamycin on colon adenocarcinoma cells. Those results were only for one type of chemotherapy drug being used to treat one type of cancer. The cancer patient would need to eat the seeds as opposed to the actual fruit itself to receive the Annona muricata compound. Further to that, even if the seeds have cancer-killing properties for even one type of cancer – we have no dosage information. There have never been human trials into the effectiveness of this compound on other types of cancer, let alone humans with cancer. Without human testing and the creation of a safe effective dose regulated drug – people consuming the seeds of the fruit open themselves up to potential toxic side effects, Parkinson’s or worse based on no evidence.
There are in vitro trials being conducted on the viability of being able to harness the extract of the fruit that shows potential in fighting cancer cells however it isn’t as simple as “eat the fruit and your cancer will go away”. In vitro meaning laboratory testing – not human trials. We’re a long way off from human trials – we first need to understand how the seed compound works, whether there are any side effects or potential to harm people and whether it actually can fight cancer or eradicate it altogether, let alone whether it works on humans or what dosages to give them. We also need to take into consideration the fact what happens to cells in a petri dish can be very different to what happens to cells in the body, especially in an environment with thousands of other compounds which are either naturally produced or introduced via eating or drinking. We still have no idea how this compound would react on cancer within the body.
I call this a hoax because the statements made above accompanied by the photo are incredibly misleading – with further research down the line we may be able to extract and harness the compound that has the potential to fight cancer cells and we may be able to create a drug from that extraction that can help in eliminating cancers but cancer patients aren’t going to be cured by eating the fruit. Currently, we have no cure for the various types of cancer. To all the people who email me asking whether this fruit will help with their cancer or their friend’s cancer – we need further research to make it safe. We need human trials to ascertain any side effects so people don’t die or get Parkinson’s. We need further research to extract the active ingredient to ascertain whether or not it can fight cancer cells. Cancer is terrifying and there are many charlatans out there who offer miracle cures for money who prey on vulnerable people – please talk to your oncologist before wasting your money and time on hoaxes and scams designed to drain your wallet.
The Soursop Facebook status is another misleading statement dressed up as a cure to give people false hope and steer them away from medical treatment.