Another Cancer Destroyer? Guyabano (a.k.a. Soursop)

I'm not one prone to get wrapped up into "urban legends", "old wives tales", "nutritional scams", and all the rest, too much meticulous "research-ability" (if that's a word) in my nature, and I know in my heart and instincts that the Guyabano plant is truly a miracle healer.

It kills me when I continue to read volumes upon volumes, including extensive overseas medical research and studies, that have proven there are countless natural solutions to cancer, many of which have been used for millinea.

Wanted to post this article about the Guyabano, a.k.a.. Soursop fruit, the "Cancer Killer".

Guyabano, The Soursop Fruit [supposedly] has cancer curing abilities. The SourSop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. The taste supposedly not bad. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. Guyabano is a tree called graviola in Brazil (and the Philippines) , Guyabano 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.

Reliable 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

* 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 selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells.

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 Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, a 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. 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, but as of now, no double-blind clinical trials.

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.

most of the text for this post taken from an article I found on SoulSpeak, although with a rudimentary web search, you will find this is a very well known phenomenon with this fruit as a cancer fighter, at least outside the United States

… I truly think with all the energy we put into marching for cancer, wearing pink, donating money, I think god has already given us the answers to all this, and it will always boggle my mind why there is not a massive effort to look further into these healing plants. I know it's all about the money, I'm not naive, but It my mind is "boggled" because consumers are not putting every ounce of our energy into taking back our health and wellness, and demanding with our consumer dollars, a change in attitude about natural healers.

Someone wrote to me that there can be side effects to this plant. I got the impression there "can be", as there can be with more common foods like peanuts. However, when I was down in the Caribbean, people were eating it all the time, anywhere and everywhere. I know when I move to the tropics, there will be Soursop trees in my orchard!!

I do read a lot about the whole Soursop thing being a "Scam", I'n not sure what to say, except I'm coming out with an article pertaining to big business called "Doubt is Their Biggest Weapon". I think there is something to the healing powers of this plant, that is just an opinion.

If concerned, I would suggest talking to an herbalist or naturopath about this food before consuming. …..I'm bringing up the the subject of Guyabano moreso for awareness that there are natural healers out there that the Scientific and Medical communities, as well as individuals, need to devote more time (and money) to looking into, in that I think the answers to all these "Western" diseases are all around us.

….OK, my rant is over 🙂


I ran across this company that sells vacuum sealed soursop on amazon. The reason I might want to try this is most other soursop products on Amazon and in the USA are juice mixed with other juices or supplements. I'd rather have the full fruit. Their video is below and their website here. I'm going to try this out and see if I can incorporate this superfood into my smoothies. I'll keep you posted on what I think…..

~stay healthy~

general info about the Guyabano from the website


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Originally I am from Colombia, South America where Guanabana as we call it there, is a widely consumed fruit. Every time I go, my grandmother purchases the freshest, ripest guanabana from the local farmers market and I gore myself on the sweet, creamy fruit. I had no idea it was so beneficial until I read this post. My grandmother makes juice out of it but it is also a popular ice cream flavor in Colombia. Me, I just like to eat it fresh. In Canada I have seen it at the grocery store but it is underipe, costs an arm and a leg, and is nowhere near the fresh and sweet fruit I remember from back home. At my local latin market however I often find the frozen pulp which I use in smoothies.


I you looked into it, it’s almost like it’s a conspiracy about how they have blocked information about the healing properties of this fruit. From what I understand, the medical industry actually has people out on the web saying the the whole Soursop thing is a myth and a hoax, and not to take healing claims seriously. Which is proof positive that something is going on. I expect fill well for some of those Medical Industry “hired guns” to make comments on my blog saying the soursop thing is a hoax. If I could find frozen pulp I’d be using it everyday. I’m trying to find the right product to bring into my regiment but in the USA they aren’t making it easy.


Interesting. I used to eat sour sop in Jamaica during my 6 trips from 1986-1989.  They used to sell the fruit on the corner or in the open markets. Akee, breadfruit and other fruits are difficult to purchase here in the US.


Thumbs up fo Guyabano. Been taking it regularly after my mom passed away from cancer. Better safe than sorry.


When you research it, you’ll be amazed how they tried to keep this product from the American public


We have this fruit grqwing natutrally in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and some parts of the Pacific. I have eaten it as a second choice fruit until now. After learning about it, i will be looking out for the fruit every time I go to the market forthwith. I in my 40s and feel my health is very important and Im convinced that Guyabano Plant or Fruit is the Miracle Fruit for the rest of my life.
Thank you God for the GUYABANO FRIUT…


Like I said, if you believe in conspiracy theories or not, they went through hell to keep knowledge of the powers of this fruit from the American public, to protect the half trillion dollar cancer industry in the USA. They were trying feverishly to recreate the nutrients of Soursop in the lab, so they could bottle and sell it, when they failed, they hid the evidence of the fruit’s power


Your CommenGuyabano and cancer
There have also been studies that showed that those who took guyabano extract had better immune systems. The extract was shown to be helpful in targeting and killing cancer cells in about 12 types of cancer, including prostate, colon, pancreatic, breast, and lung cancer. The compounds in the extract have been proven to help in slowing down the growth of malignant cells, even better than the strong and commonly used chemotherapeutic agent, Adriamycin.
When people undergo chemotherapy, all the body systems suffer alongside the malignant cells. The guyabano extract's compound will selectively track and kill only the cancerous cells. The healthy cells are left alone. There have been studies conducted since 1976 that indicate guyabano is indeed a very good killer of cancer cells.
The claims still need to be backed by more studies, according to a lot of experts. There are a lot of people claiming that they have benefited from the extract, but there are still no recorded therapeutic claims from the use of guyabano extract.


Thanks for your comments. I was checking out your product, and it good to see a supplement that I am assuming you can get in the USA. Of course you know the entire medical and cancer industries are trying to stop these type of products form getting to the masses in the USA…….


Guyabano or soursop is also known to possess medicinal properties that include cancer fighting activity.


Great article about Soursop. You might want to try Markizza Soursop Juice, you can check it on The taste is just perfect and refreshing.


Hey this is such an insightful article! If you are interested please feel free to check out our product! our soursop juice is 100% natural and added with pear juice as stabilizer.


Hey Jans Food,

I noticed on your website you are at Whole Foods and I noticed you also have a Guava Juice. Guava is also  a very healthy plant for Prostate Friendly Lycopene antioxidant. I’m gonna look for you guys at Whole Foods because I have not found any Soursop in the USA as of yet.

Doug at Gaia Health Blog



Hello! i really liked your post. Thanks for sharing


Great info! Graviola plant is definitely going to be researched in the future I believe! Nowadays we can only find more info about it online and from people that grow graviola fruits, but it will change… Until then, drink it, eat it, use it weekly at least, its good enough even without cancer killing properties! 🙂

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