This native South American herb, dating back to 1873, is healing and preventive of ‘arthritis, pain, inflammation of the prostate gland, fever, dysentery, boils and ulcers and various cancers.’
Because of the “gazillion” compounds found in this tree (see picture above), it’s able to work wonders on the body…
- quinoids, benzenoids and flavonoids – fight against harmful organisms
- lapachol (from the stem) – toxic and resistant to nearly all types of harmful organisms; fights metastasis – spread of a cancer or other disease from one organ to another
- beta-lapachone – fights toxicity to harmful organisms
- selenium – ‘extremely vital antioxidant/mineral which removes free radicals that damage cells and trigger disease; increases immunity, boosts metabolism; essential for successful male and female fertility and reproduction; reduces the risk of cancer, autoimmune and thyroid diseases
the list goes on and on…
- reduces pain and swelling
- fights candida – common yeast infection (not to be left untreated)
- adjusts our Ph levels – when unbalanced, can lead to headaches, an inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, sugar addiction, stomach problems
- reduces inflammation, which can lead to an overactive immune system, which can lead to asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimers’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and Parkinson’s disease
And, then there’s Graviola…
This prickly green fruit-producing plant with nutrients in the leaves and bark will have us feeling healthier, for sure, but, when really needed.
Places such as Peru, Amazon and the Caribbean have been using graviola for years…
Peru makes tea with the leaves which ‘treats inflammation of the mucus membrane in the nose, throat or lungs’.
Amazon uses the roots and leaves to help control blood sugar in diabetic patients.
The Caribbean makes tea which relieves coughs, flu symptoms and asthma. Breastfeeding moms would benefit, for it ‘promotes milk production‘.
The people of South America have been known to drink graviola juice (made with the bark and roots) to treat dysentery and scurvy. Creates a sedative effect.
How Graviola is Used Today
- treats cancer
*the prickly-green fruit is loaded with acetogenins, which have been shown to have ‘anti-tumor effects on animals’
Coming from a study at Purdue University concludes that graviola has the ability to
- ‘target and destroy malignant cancer cells in twelve different types of cancer’.
- slow cell growth because the ‘compounds are many times more powerful than the commonly used chemotherapy drug, Adriamyan’.
- only target cancer cells and leaves healthy cells unharmed
2. supports our immune system
3. helps with diabetes
* the specific phytochemicals might prevent spikes in blood glucose and help regulate glucose levels.
* in 2008, a two-week study on diabetic rats showed to have near normal blood sugar levels, with no medication.
4. improves digestive system
5. has antioxidant properties
*’prevents and repairs cell damage and reverses some tell-tale signs of aging-wrinkles, skin blemishes
6. increases our energy
7. gout – reduces amount of antacid
*Please note: research has shown that perhaps after pro-longed use of graviola could lead to similar symptoms of those with Parkinson’s Disease.
Cat’s Claw (Una De Gato in Spanish) is another “wonder” herb for our bodies! 🙂
This anti-viral herb…
- boosts our immune system and fights infections
- is anti-inflammatory
- is anti-mutagenic
- is an antioxidant
More specifically speaking…
Cat’s Claw provides natural treatment for
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- viral infections
- repairs DNA and improves our ‘disease-fighting’ white blood cells
- helps the body to rid of free radicals that cause cellular damage, which leads to wrinkles
- lowers high blood pressure
- may aid in HIV treatment
- combats herpes
- improves digestive problems like Crohn’s disease
So, yes to stocking these in your medicine cabinet? 🙂
Please do your own research, as well, on all of these herbs, and, speak with your doc prior. Thanks! 🙂