Graviola: benefits,uses and where to find it

The graviola (also known as Corossole or Guanábana) is the fruit of Annona muricata , plant belonging to the family Annonaceae, native to the Antilles and spread later in South Asia and South America, with a smaller presence in Australia and Florida. Graviola is a large fruit whose weight can reach 2 kilograms.

Its skin is green , while its pulp is yellow . It is a tropical fruit with a very soft pulp, which can be cut in half and tasted directly with a teaspoon, or used for the preparation of smoothies, an operation that usually takes place in regions such as Colombia and Brazil ..

anticancer properties

Since 1940 studies have been carried out both by conventional medicine and as regards natural medicine , concerning the anticancer properties of Graviola . Some bioactive components contained within it would be able to counteract the action of cancer cells , without affecting healthy cells.

Part of ‘ Purdue University , in Indiana, the studies were carried subsidized by US institutions for cancer research, in order to establish the ‘ effectiveness of graviola in the fight against cancer and to identify the active ingredients. The hope is that scientific studies can continue in this direction until the correct method of phytotherapeutic use of Graviola is identified in order to fight tumors.

antidepressant and antibacterial properties

This tropical fruit is also attributed with antidepressant properties , due to the alkaloids present inside it. Also from this point of view, Graviola is subjected to scientific studies, in order to verify its effectiveness and to identify its possible applications. Graviola could also be officially recognized as antibacterial and antimicrobial, which would open up a new front from the point of view of the application of the fruit and the plant for the maintenance of good health.


It is already possible to purchase Graviola in the form of a supplement , on which the following properties are listed: antibacterial, anthelmintic, antispasmodic, antitumor , mood modulating, antispasmodic, astringent, cytotoxic, febrifuge, insecticide, antihypertensive, expectorant, sedative, sedative , stomachic, vasodilator.

Based on the above, the intake of Graviola in the form of a supplement could be suitable for fighting fever and bacterial infections , against mood swings, such as sedative, against hypertension, for the treatment of cough and diseases by cooling.

Graviola therefore appears as a miraculous remedy , as a natural supplement capable of preventing and treating some more or less serious diseases. The intake of Graviola is also recommended for the treatment of intestinal worms , in case of stress and nervous problems, to eliminate lice, as well as to tone and strengthen the heart.

Active principles

In Graviola, in the form of a supplement, the presence of the following active ingredients is recorded. These would be antioxidants and selectively cytotoxic for cancer cells: bis-tetrahydrofuran acetogenins , neoannonin, desacetyluvaricin, bullatacin, asimicin, annoglaucin, squamocin and rollimusin .

Where to buy it

Graviola can be purchased in herbal medicine , also through online sales , in the form of a tablet supplement , on which it is recommended to take three or four tablets a day after meals . The price of the graveola-based supplement can vary from 25 to 30 euros for a 500-gram pack.

The fruit is also grown in the Reggio Calabria area.


The dosages indicated on the supplement packs must be respected, to avoid any excessive drop in pressure or the appearance of nausea and vomiting . Graviola is also contraindicated for pregnant women , as it may cause unwanted uterine stimulation activity. Anyone taking antidepressant medications should agree with their doctor on the appropriate doses of Graviola to be taken. Finally, it is contraindicated for those suffering from hypotension . Cycles of intake of Graviola in the form of a supplement should not exceed 30 days.

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