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05-05-2010, 12:50 AM
Whilr making a google for Her2 suppressors I came across the above fruit originating from South America and the findings of Perdue Univ on its cancer inhibiting traits.Are there any other articles on the fruit

05-05-2010, 09:10 AM
Here are a TON of posts (many by our dear departed Sandy). Take care and God bless.


05-05-2010, 01:27 PM
Hi Rhonda -

The link lead me exactly Nowhere.
I do recall conversations here and the warnings against this sounding loud and clear.

Here is what Dr. Weil had to say in Nov. of 2007:

The idea that graviola is an effective cancer fighter comes from research at Purdue University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the active components of the tree, unique substances known as annonaceous acetogenins. The Purdue investigators found them to be potent inhibitors of cancer cells while leaving normal cells alone. They also found the compounds to be effective against drug-resistant cancer cells.

But these were in vitro results - that is, the results of adding the annona derivatives to cancer cells growing in test tubes. This is a long way from clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of these compounds in people with cancer. In fact, I have found no human studies at all of graviola, for treatment of cancer or anything else. We do not even have basic safety data on graviola extracts. What's more, there is no way to tell whether commercially available graviola contains any of the compounds studied at Purdue. Indeed, the compounds used in the test tube studies didn't come from the custard apple tree at all, but from the leaves of annona glabra, a related tree that grows in Florida and produces a fruit called pond apple.

Dr. Low Dog says she wouldn't take or recommend graviola or its extracts as a dietary supplement. I agree.
Andrew Weil, M.D.

05-05-2010, 02:11 PM
I'm from Brazil, and Graviola is one of our native fruits (found mostly in the northern and northeastern parts of Brazil). I haven't heard anything about its anti-cancer fighting properties, so I'd be careful about believing that it is the solution.

I do recommend trying it though - Graviola juice, popsicle or ice cream in the summer are all really yummy!

05-07-2010, 03:44 AM
The link of RhondaH does not work.
I read about the proerties of Graviola in another Yahoo group.
I am informed it is available in Soth India as well but that the fruits are diferent fromthe ones in the photogarph.
Thanks all

03-12-2011, 04:01 PM
Here's an older entry containing Tonya RD's comment:


Detailed description of Graviola by Sloan-Kettering: