Some of the active ingredients documented, researched, and verified in graviola are a group of Annonaceous acetogenins which are only found in the Annonaceae family to which graviola belongs. These phytochemicals are being researched and patented around the world for their active biological actions and uses against cancer.* For more complete information on this powerful plant of the rainforest, please see the plant database file on graviola. More information on graviola can be found the in the new Anti-Cancerous Guide. More complete information and a review of all the new cancer research on graviola is found in Leslie Taylor's new graviola book. Click on the picture of the book for more informationGraviola was featured in three articles by The Health Sciences Institute which are accessible here:
Traditional Uses:* for cancer (all types); as a broad-spectrum internal and external antimicrobial to treat bacterial and fungal infections; for internal parasites and worms; for high blood pressure; for depression, stress, and nervous disordersSuggested Use: This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea): Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in ½ to 1 cup dosages, 3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.