Soursop is an exciting cancer alternative remedy which medicinal properties have been recognized for centuries by the native population of Amazon. Researchers have been ongoing on Soursop since the 1940s, and still, several pharmaceutical industries and universities are continued to explore the hidden healing power of this miracle herb.
Anti-cancerous effects of Soursop leaves have been demonstrated in various vitro studies, and because of its traditional usage, it is touted as cancer-fighting herbal supplement. Soursop’s leaves, bark, seeds, and fruit possess various health-promoting properties that can be helpful for a variety of health concerns.
Soursop contains many active compounds and chemicals which have numerous healing properties; one of them is natural phytochemicals known as annonaceous acetogenins which is the main focus of researchers. Some researchers have confirmed that annonaceous acetogenins has potent anti-tumor properties and exhibit selective toxic property against tumor cells. Other clinical studies also demonstrated the powerful anticancerous, antitumorous, and antiviral properties of annonaceous acetogenins.
Recent studies have found that natural compounds of Soursop, acetogenins have superb property to inhibit the enzyme processes that are specifically present in the membrane of cancerous cells. Through this mechanism of action, they are toxic to cancerous cells and don’t create toxicity in healthy cells. Purdue University published a promising news in 1997, that Annonaceous acetogenins are not only effective in destroying tumor cells but also have the ability to show resistance to anti-cancer agents and appear to have a unique affinity for such resistant cells.
National Cancer Institute has been also explored the toxic effects of Soursop against cancerous cells in its plant screening program in 1976. In this plant screening program, it is illustrated that Soursop leaves demonstrated active toxic effects against cancer cells. In various vitro clinical trials, it has been studied that specific phytochemical acetogenins that are found in Soursop leaf, have been shown their selective toxic effects against various cancerous cells like lung carcinoma cell lines, prostate adenocarcinoma, breast tumor lines, liver cancer cell lines, pancreatic carcinoma cell lines, colon adenocarcinoma cell lines and multi-drug resistant breast adenocarcinoma. Other clinical findings conducted by scientists of Taiwan suggested that at very low dosages, annonaceous acetogenins of Soursop exhibited highly toxic effects, particularly to ovarian, breast, cervical, bladder and skin cancer cell lines.
Along with the anti-tumourous effects of Soursop, it is also discovered that the compound annonaceous acetogenins which are found in Soursop leaf, also exhibit antiparasitic, insecticidal, and antimicrobial activities. The Soursop (Annona muricata) leaves possess antioxidant potential and play a role as an effective radical scavenger and augments its therapeutic effects. Another clinical study on Soursop also suggests that alkaloids present in Soursop fruit showed antidepressants effects in animals.
Soursop cancer cure is still under investigation, but it is clearly inspiring that it is used worldwide for its potential to cure serious ailments. Soursop leaves and Soursop tea are easily available to promote optimal health and can be taken as a general health tonic. But still, further detailed researchers are needed to be conducted on Soursop to prove that Soursop is an ultimate cancer cure.
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