Guayabano – soursop, graviola – a health powerhouse
Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 12, 2013
I have just been to the Philippines where I was introduced to the Guayabano plant. The fruit is one of those tropical powerhouses of nutrition – tastes like a half-way house between pineapple and banana. But it is the leaves of the tree that are particularly interesting. Locally it is used as a cure for constipation and my own experience of it suggests that it works very well! People also say they ‘feel better’ when they drink the tea. No need to go to the herb shop, instead they just go out into their garden and pick the leaves. Then they boil up seven leaves (magic number) in a pot of water for 20 or so minutes and then drink the tea over the following days.
In Brazil they call this plant graviola, which is a famous anti-cancer remedy. In the Philippines the guayabano tree is everywhere.
However anyone seeking to follow a graviola approach to cancer should read the discussion on ATP reducing verus ATP promoting therapies in The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (aka Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guides Books 1-8 (paperback and Kindle)- see www.fightingcancer.com