Graviola, likewise called soursop or Brazilian paw paw, is a little evergreen tree. Belonging to tropical areas of Central and South America, it serves as a dietary supplement that people use to deal with numerous conditions. [1]


Graviola is a small evergreen tree. The leaves, fruit, seeds, and stem are utilized to make medicine.

In spite of safety concerns, graviola is used to treat infections brought on by germs and parasites consisting of leishmaniasis, a disease triggered by parasites transferred through the bite of sand fleas; herpes; coughs; and cancer. It is likewise utilized to trigger vomiting and to clear the bowels. Some individuals use graviola to help them relax.

Graviola is applied to the skin for arthritis.

In foods, graviola is utilized in cooking and drinks.

How does it work?

Graviola contains many chemicals that might be active versus cancer, in addition to disease-causing agents such as germs, infections, and parasites. [2]


Of the 60 or more species of the genus Annona, family Annonaceae, the soursop, A. Muricata L., is the most tropical, the largest-fruited, and the only one lending itself well to maintaining and processing.

It is usually understood in most Spanish-speaking countries as guanabana; in E1 Salvador, as guanaba; in Guatemala, as huanaba; in Mexico, frequently as zopote de viejas, or cabeza de negro; in Venezuela, as catoche or catuche; in Argentina, as anona de puntitas or anona de broquel; in Bolivia, sinini; in Brazil, araticum do grande, graviola, or jaca do Para; in the Netherlands Antilles, sorsaka or zunrzak, the latter name also used in Surinam andjava; in French-speaking locations of the West Indies, West Africa, and Southeast Asia, specifically North Vietnam, it is called corossol, grand corossol, corossol epineux, or cachiman epineux. In Malaya it might be called durian belanda, durian maki; or seri kaya belanda; in Thailand, thu-rian-khack.

In 1951, Prof. Clery Salazar, who was motivating the advancement of soursop items at the College of Farming at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, informed me that they would like to embrace an English name more attractive than the word “soursop”, and not as most likely as guanabana to be mispronounced. To date, no altematives have been picked.


The soursop tree is low-branching and bushy however slender because of its upturned limbs, and reaches a height of 25 or 30 ft (7.5-9 m). Young branchlets are rusty-hairy. The malodorous leaves, typically evergreen, are alternate, smooth, shiny, dark green on the upper surface area, lighter below; oblong, elliptic or narrowobovate, pointed at both ends, 2 1/2 to 8 in (6.25-20 cm) long and 1 to 2 1/2 in (2.5-6.25 cm) large. The flowers, which are borne singly, may emerge anywhere on the trunk, branches or twigs. They are short stalked, 1 1/2 to 2 in (4 5 cm) long, plump, and triangular-conical, the 3 fleshy, slightly spreading out, external petals yellow-green, the 3 close-set inner petals pale-yellow.

The fruit is more or less oval or heart-shaped, some times irregular, uneven or curved, due to incorrect carper advancement or insect injury. The size varies from 4 to 12 in (10-30 cm) long and as much as 6 in (15 cm) in width, and the weight might depend on 10 or 15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg). The fruit is compound and covered with a reticulated, leathery-appearing but tender, inedible, bitter skin from which protrude couple of or many stubby, or more lengthened and curved, soft, pliable “spines”. The suggestions break off easily when the fruit is fully ripe. The skin is dark-green in the immature fruit, ending up being somewhat yellowish-green before the fully grown fruit is soft to the touch. Its inner surface is cream-colored and granular and separates quickly from the mass of snow-white, fibrous, juicy segments– similar to flakes of raw fish– surrounding the central, soft-pithy core. In fragrance, the pulp is rather pineapple-like, but its musky, subacid to acid flavor is unique. Most of the closely-packed sections are seedless. In each fertile section there is a single oval, smooth, hard, black seed, l/2 to 3/4 in (1.25-2 cm) long; and a large fruit may include from a couple of lots to 200 or more seeds.

Origin and Circulation

Oviedo, in 1526, explained the soursop as plentiful in the West Indies and in northern South America. It is today found in Bermuda and the Bahamas, and both wild and cultivated, from sea-level to an altitude of 3,500 ft (1,150 m) throughout the West Indies and from southern Mexico to Peru and Argentina. It was one of the first fruit trees brought from America to the Old World Tropics where it has actually become extensively dispersed from southeastern China to Australia and the warm lowlands of eastern and western Africa. It is common in the markets of Malaya and southeast Asia. Huge, symmetrical fruits have actually been seen on sale in South Vietnam. It ended up being well established at an early date in the Pacific Islands. The tree has been raised effectively however has never fruited in Israel.

In Florida, the soursop has actually been grown to a minimal level for possibly 110 years. Sturtevant noted that it was not included by Atwood among Florida fruits in 1867 however was noted by the American Pomological Society in 1879. A tree fruited at the home of John Fogarty of Manatee prior to the freeze of 1886. In the southeastern part of the state and particularly on the Florida Keys, it is often planted in house gardens.

In areas where sweet fruits are chosen, as in South India and Guam, the soursop has actually not delighted in fantastic appeal. It is grown only to a limited extent in Madras. However, in the East Indies it has actually been acclaimed one of the best regional fruits. In Honolulu, the fruit is periodically sold however the demand goes beyond the supply. The soursop is one of the most abundant fruits in the Dominican Republic and one of the most popular in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Colombia and northeastern Brazil.

In 1887, Cuban soursops were offering in Secret West, Florida, at 10 to 50 cents each. In 1920, Wilson Popenoe wrote that: “In the big cities of tropical America, there is a great demand for the fruits at all times of the year, a demand which is not effectively satisfied at present.” The island of Grenada produces particularly large and best soursops and routinely delivers them by boat to the marketplace of Port-of Spain because of the scarcity in Trinidad. In Colombia, where the soursop is normally large, well-formed and of high quality, this is among the 14 tropical fruits advised by the Instituto Latinoamericano de Mercadeo Agricola for massive planting and marketing. Soursops produced in small plots, none over 5 acres (2.27 ha), throughout Venezuela provide the processing plants where the frozen concentrate is packed in 6 oz (170 g) cans. In 1968, 2,266 loads (936 MT) of juice were processed in Venezuela. The strained pulp is also maintained commercially in Costa Rica. There are a couple of commercial soursop plantations near the south coast of Puerto Rico and several processing factories. In 1977, the Puerto Rican crop amounted to 219,538 lbs (99,790 kg).

At the First International Congress of Agricultural and Food Industries of the Tropical and Subtropical Zones, kept in 1964, scientists from the Research study Laboratories of Nestle Products in Vevey, Switzerland, provided an assessment of lesser-known tropical fruits and pointed out the soursop, the guava and passionfruit as the 3 most promising for the European market, because of their unique fragrant qualities and their viability for processing in the form of maintained pulp, nectar and jelly.


In Puerto Rico, the large range of forms and kinds of seedling soursops are approximately divided into 3 general categories: sweet, subacid, and acid; then partitioned as round, heart-shaped, oval or angular; and finally classed according to flesh consistency which varies from soft and juicy to firm and comparatively dry. The University of Puerto Rico’s Agricultural Experiment Station at one time cataloged 14 various kinds of soursops in a location in between Aibonito and Coamo. In El Salvador, 2 kinds of soursops are distinguished: guanaba azucaron (sweet) consumed raw and used for drinks; and guanaba acida (extremely sour), used just for drinks. In the Dominican Republic, the guanabana dulce (sweet soursop) is most demanded. The term “sweet” is used in a relative sense to indicate low level of acidity. A medium-sized, yellow-green soursop called guanabana sin fibre (fiberless) has actually been vegetatively propagated at the Agricultural Experiment Station at Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba. The foliage of this exceptional clone is definitely bluish-green. In 1920, Dr. Wilson Popenoe sent out to the United States Department of Farming, from Costa Rica, budwood of a soursop he named ‘Bennett’ in honor of G.S. Bennett, Agricultural Superintendent of the Costa Rican Division of the United Fruit Business. He described the fruit as large and good-looking and he declared the tree to be the most efficient he had actually seen.


The soursop is genuinely tropical. Young trees in exposed locations in southem Florida are eliminated by just a few degrees of frost. The trees that survive to fruiting age on the mainland remain in protected situations, close to the south side of a home and in some cases near a source of heat. Even so, there will be short-term defoliation and disturbance of fruiting when the temperature drops to near freezing. In Key West, where the tropical breadfruit flourishes, the soursop is completely at home. In Puerto Rico, the tree is said to prefer an altitude in between 800 and 1,000 ft (244300 m), with moderate humidity, plenty of sun and shelter from strong winds.


Best development is achieved in deep, abundant, well-drained, semi-drysoil, however the soursop tree can be and is frequently grown in acid and sandy soil, and in the permeable, oolitic limestone of South Florida and the Bahama Islands.


The soursop is normally grown from seeds. They should be planted in flats or containers and kept wet and shaded. Germination takes from 15 to thirty days. Chosen types can be recreated by cuttings or by shield-budding. Soursop seedlings are usually the best stock for proliferation, though grafting onto custard apple (Annona reticulata), the mountain soursop (A. Montana), or pond apple (A. Glabra), is usually successful. The pond apple has a dwarfing impact. Grafts on sugar apple (A. Squamosa) and cherimoya (A. Cherimola) do not live for long, despite the fact that the soursop is a satisfying rootstock for sugar apple in Ceylon and India.


In ordinary practice, seedlings, when 1 feet (30 cm) or more in height are set out in the field at the start of the rainy season and spaced 12 to 15 feet (3.65-4.5 m) apart, though 25 ft (7.5 m) each way has been recommended. A spacing of 20 x 25 feet (6×7.5 m) permits 87 trees per acre (215/ha). Close-spacing, 8 x 8 ft (2.4 x2.4 m) is believed aufficient for small gardens in Puerto Rico. The tree grows rapidly and starts to bear in 3 to 5 years. In Queensland, well-watered trees have attained 15 to 18 ft (4.5-5.5 m) in 6 to 7 years. Mulching is advised to prevent dehydration of the shallow, fibrous root system throughout dry, heat. If in too dry a scenario, the tree will cast off all of its old leaves prior to brand-new ones appear. A fertilizer mix containing 10% phosphoric acid, 10% potash and 3% nitrogen has been advocated in Cuba and Queensland. But exceptional outcomes have been acquired in Hawaii with quarterly applications of 10-10-10 N P K– 1 \ 2 lb (.225 kg) per tree the first year, 1 pound (.45 kg)/ tree the 2nd year, 3 lbs (1.36 kg)/ tree the 3rd year and thereafter.


The soursop tends to flower and fruit basically continually, however in every growing area there is a principal season of ripening. In Puerto Rico, this is from March to June or September; in Queensland, it starts in April; in southern India, Mexico and Florida, it extends from June to September; in the Bahamas, it continues through October. In Hawaii, the early crop happens from January to April; midseason crop, June to August, with peak in July; and there is a late crop in October or November.


The fruit is picked when complete grown and still firm but somewhat yellow-green. If enabled to soften on the tree, it will fall and squash. It is quickly bruised and pierced and need to be managed with care. Company fruits are held a couple of days at space temperature. When consuming ripe, they are soft enough to accept the small pressure of one’s thumb. Having reached this phase, the fruit can be held 2 or 3 days longer in a refrigerator. The skin will blacken and become unsightly while the flesh is still unspoiled and functional. Research studies of the ripening procedure in Hawaii have actually figured out that the maximum phase for eating is 5 to 6 days after harvest, at the peak of ethylene production. Thereafter, the flavor is less pronounced and a faint offodor establishes. In Venezuela, the chief handicap in business processing is that the fruits saved on racks in a cool shed should be gone over every day to select those that are ripe and prepared for juice extraction.


The soursop, regrettably, is a shy-bearer, the normal crop being 12 to 20 or 24 fruits per tree. In Puerto Rico, production of 5,000 to 8,000 lbs per acre (roughly equivalent kg/ha), is considered an excellent yield from well-cared-for trees. A study of the very first crop of 35 5 year-old trees in Hawaii revealed an average of 93.6 pounds (42.5 kg) of fruits per tree. Yield was somewhat lower the 2nd year. The 3rd year, the average yield was 172 lbs (78 kg) per tree. At this rate, the yearly crop would be 16,000 lbs per acre (roughly equivalent kg/ha).

Bugs and Illness

Queensland’s principal soursop bug is the mealybug which might happen in masses on the fruits. The mealybug is a typical insect likewise in Florida, where the tree is often infessed with scale insects. In some cases it might be contaminated by a lace-wing bug.

The fruit is subject to attack by fruit flies– Anastrepha suspensa, A. Striata and Ceratitis capitata. Red spiders are a problem in dry climates.

Dominguez Gil (1978 and 1983), provides a comprehensive list of bugs of the soursop in the State of Zulia, Venezuela. The 5 most harmful are: 1) the wasp, Bephratelloides (Bephrata) maculicollis, the larvae of which reside in the seeds and emerge from the fully-grown ripe fruit, leaving it perforated and extremely disposable; 2) the moth, Cerconota (Stenoma) anonella, which lays its eggs in the really young fruit triggering stunting and malformation; 3) Corythucha gossipii; which attacks the leaves; 4) Cratosomus inaequalis, which bores into the fruit, branches and trunk; 5) Laspeyresia sp., which perforates the flowers. The very first 3 are among the 7 major pests of the soursop in Colombia, the other 4 being: Toxoptera aurantii; which impacts shoots, young leaves, flowers and fruits; present however trivial in Venezuela; Aphis spiraecola; Empoasca sp., assaulting the leaves; and Aconophora concolor, harming the flowers and fruits. Essential useful representatives taking advantage of aphids are A phidius testataceipes, Chrysopa sp., and Curinus sp. Lesser opponents of the soursop in South America include: Talponia backeri and T. Batesi which damage flowers and fruits; Horiola picta and H. Lineolata, feeding on flowers and young branches; Membracis foliata, assaulting young branches, flower stalks and fruits; Saissetia nigra; Escama ovalada, on branches, flowers and fruits; Cratosomus bombina, a fruit borer; and Cyclocephala signata, affecting the flowers.

In Trinidad, the damage done to soursop flowers by Thecla ortygnus seriously limits the cultivation of this fruit. The sphinx caterpillar, Cocytius antueus might be found feeding upon soursop leaves in Puerto Rico. Bagging of soursops is required to safeguard them from Cerconota anonella. Nevertheless, one grower in the Magdalena Valley of Colombia declares that bagged fruits are more acid than others and the flowers have to be handpollinated.

It has actually been observed in Venezuela and El Salvador that soursop trees in very humid locations often grow well however bear just a few fruits, usually of poor quality, which are apt to rot at the pointer. The majority of their flowers and young fruits fall because of anthracnose caused by Collectotrichum gloeosporioides. It has actually been said that soursop trees for growing near San Juan, Puerto Rico, need to be seedlings of trees from likewise damp areas which have higher resistance to anthracnose than seedlings from dry zones. The very same fungus triggers damping-off of seedlings and die-back of twigs and branches. Sometimes the fungus, Scolecotrichum sp. Ruins the leaves in Venezuela. In the East Indies, soursop trees are often based on the root-fungi, Fomes lamaoensis and Diplodia sp. And by pink illness due to Corticum salmonicolor. [3]

Nutritional Information

Graviola is a low-calorie fruit that comes with an extremely impressive nutrient profile including vitamins C, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, folate and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and iron. Some parts of the fruits have strong medical residential or commercial properties that can be topically utilized to recover a number of skin concerns. A number of the unbelievable benefits of soursop are credited to its high material of antioxidants. Luteolin, quercetin and tengeretin are a few of the bioactive plant compounds present in soursop that works exceptionally well in lowering the risk of numerous diseases including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. [4]

The advantages of Graviola

1. Graviola is High in Nutrients and Low in Calories

Amongst the many graviola advantages is the reality that it’s abundant in nutrients and low in calories. One serving (3.5 oz or 100 grams) of the fruit is just 66 calories. It likewise contains the following nutrients:.

  • 1 gram of protein
  • 8 grams of carbs
  • 3 grams of fiber
  • 34% of the RDI of vitamin C
  • 8% of the RDI of potassium
  • 5% of the RDI of magnesium
  • 5% of the RDI of thiamine

It is also an outstanding source of folate, niacin, riboflavin and iron.

2. Soursop Rich in Antioxidants

The graviola fruit offers lots of health benefits but its high antioxidant material sets it apart. Anti-oxidants safeguard the cells of the body from free radicals and oxidative stress that increase the danger of disease.

Graviola consists of numerous antioxidant compounds consisting of tannins, saponins, phytosterols, flavonoids and anthraquinones.

3. Graviola is Antibacterial

Research studies have actually shown graviola to have antibacterial residential or commercial properties. One test tube study utilized different concentrations of graviola extract on various types of virus causing bacteria. It was revealed to kill strains that caused yeast infections, gingivitis, tooth decay, cholera and staphylococcus infections.

More research studies are required to determine the benefits of graviola in providing antibacterial effects in humans.

4. It Has Anti-Inflammatory Residences

Graviola has been utilized considering that ancient times for its capability to ease pain. But today, scientists are stating that there might be something to the folklore behind the plant’s power.

A 2014 animal study showed the herb had the ability to ease swelling and block pain receptors in rats. It is uncertain regarding whether it would have the exact same effects on human beings.

5. It May Help Lower Blood Glucose

Individuals with diabetes should do all they can to manage blood sugar level. A 2008 rodent research study revealed that graviola may supply a solution. It may significantly minimize blood glucose in rats with diabetes.

The exact same research study showed that rats administered with graviola did not lose weight, even after going without food and water. This may be more proof of soursop advantages in terms of providing glucose control.

6. It May Help Lower Blood Pressure

The soursop fruit might likewise be effective in lowering high blood pressure. A 2012 animal study showed that it worked in lowering blood pressure without increasing heart rate. This might be due to the way it reacts with calcium ions in the body.

High blood pressure is related to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Taking graviola might minimize the threat of contracting these conditions.

7. It May Help Prevent Ulcers

Ulcers hurt legions that form in the esophagus, stomach lining or small intestine. A 2014 research study on rodents showed that graviola may safeguard the stomach lining and reduce the chances of extreme damage in the digestion tract decreasing the threat of ulcer advancement.

8. It May Deal With Herpes

Herpes is a viral infection related to the herpes simplex infection. It manifests as sores on the mouth or genital areas.

A 2012 lab research study revealed graviola to have anti-herpes properties.

A 1999 study showed the graviola fruit might have antiviral impacts versus herpes simplex 2, the most common reason for herpes break outs. In vitro applications revealed it was toxic to herpes infection cells.

Scientists are checking out the possibility that the fruit might be an efficient option to traditional herpes treatments.

9. It Might Assist Battle Antiviral Infections

One of the greatest advantages of graviola may be its potential ability to eliminate certain types of antiviral concerns.

A 2016 research study looked at in vitro and in vivo impacts of the soursop fruit and revealed it to be toxic to some kinds of antiviral cells. [5]

What the research states?

Different studies have actually revealed that graviola extracts have an effect on cell lines of a variety of cancers. This research has only been performed in labs (in vitro) and on animals.

Regardless of some success, it’s not clear how graviola extracts work. Appealing though they might be, these studies shouldn’t be taken as confirmation that graviola can deal with cancer in people. There’s no proof that it can do so.

The fruit, leaves, bark, seeds, and roots of the tree contain over 100 Annonaceous acetogenins. These are natural compounds with antitumor residential or commercial properties. Scientists still need to identify the active components in each part of the plant. The concentrations of ingredients can likewise differ from one tree to another, depending upon the soil in which it was cultivated.

Here’s what a few of the research study says:

Breast cancer

Lab research studies show that graviola extracts can damage some breast cancer cells that are resistant to certain chemotherapy drugs.

A 2016 research study discovered that an unrefined extract of leaves from the graviola tree had an anticancer result on a breast cancer cell line. Researchers called it a “appealing candidate” for breast cancer treatment, and kept in mind that it needs to be examined even more. They also kept in mind that the potency and anticancer activity of graviola may differ according to where it was grown.

Pancreatic cancer

Scientists used cancer cell lines for a 2012 study of graviola extract. They discovered that it prevented tumor development and metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells.

Prostate cancer

Graviola leaf extract might prevent the development of prostate cancer growths. In studies involving cell lines and rats, water extract from graviola leaves was revealed to reduce the size of the rats’ prostates.

Another study found that ethyl acetate extract of graviola leaves has the potential to suppress prostate cancer cells in rats.

Colon cancer

Research reveals a considerable inhibition of colon cancer cells with using graviola leaf extract.

A 2017 study used graviola extract against a colon cancer cell line. The researchers discovered that it might have an anticancer impact. They noted that more research is required to figure out which part of the leaves produces this impact.

Liver cancer

There have actually been lab studies suggesting that graviola extracts can kill some type of chemo-resistant liver cancer cells.

Lung cancer

Research studies show that graviola may prevent the growth of lung growths. [6]

Graviola: a worthwhile botanical versus cancer?

I check out a South American herb called graviola, which allegedly enhances resistance and has anti-tumor homes. Are there any clinical studies supporting these claims?

I’ve seen Internet buzz on graviola, which is being widely promoted as a cancer-fighting herb. Some Website claim that it is 10,000 times stronger than the chemotherapy drug Adriamycin, and that it works against prostate, lung, breast, colon and pancreatic cancers. None of these claims about graviola advantages holds true.

I asked Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an internationally acknowledged professional in the fields of integrative medication, dietary supplements and women’s health, about the graviola fruit. Dr. Low Pet, a specialist in botanical medication, told me that it is the common name for Annona reticulata, also referred to as custard apple, a tree that grows in South America and the Caribbean islands and is treasured by residents for its delicious fruit and medical properties. She explained that the unripe fruit is utilized traditionally to treat diarrhea and dysentery. The leaves are taken internally to eliminate worms and other parasites and are also applied topically for improperly healing injuries. The root bark is utilized to minimize fever.

The concept that graviola is an efficient cancer fighter comes from research study at Purdue University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the active components of the tree, special compounds called annonaceous acetogenins. The Purdue detectives found them to be potent inhibitors of cancer cells while leaving normal cells alone. They also discovered the compounds to be efficient against drug-resistant cancer cells.

But these were in vitro results– that is, the outcomes of including the annona derivatives to cancer cells growing in test tubes. This is a long way from clinical trials to figure out the security and efficacy of these compounds in people with cancer. In fact, I have actually discovered no human research studies at all of graviola, for treatment of cancer or anything else. We do not even have fundamental safety information on graviola extracts. What’s more, there is no chance to tell whether commercially available graviola includes any of the compounds studied at Purdue. Certainly, the substances utilized 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 Pet dog states she wouldn’t take or suggest graviola or its extracts as a dietary supplement. I agree about the questionable nature of graviola benefits claims. [7]

10 Side effects Of Graviola

Graviola is known for the many health benefits it provides, however at the same time, it has many side-effects, which form a part and parcel of soursop intake. A few of the common negative effects of soursop, which have actually shown up during the research are gone over below in brief:.

1. Low High Blood Pressure Level

According to the experimentations performed on animals, it has actually been found that this plant can reduce the BP level in the body. This plant can likewise dilate the blood vessels. So, people with low high blood pressure should avoid the intake of soursop at all expenses. In fact, those who are under medication for high BP must consult their medical professionals prior to consuming soursop. Like any other natural item, you should likewise consume it in regulated quantities. Overdoses can result in vomiting as well as nausea.

2. Prevent Soursop With Coq10

Soursop is understand for its anti cancer homes. The fruit gets this home from its capability to reduce the supply of adenosine triphosphate to the cancer cells. Adenosine triphosphate, offers high metabolic energy to the cells in the body and dietary supplements like Coenzyme Q10 is responsible for boosting ATP. Due to these factors, the impact of soursop might be neutralized by coq10. So, it is suggested to prevent taking in both these items together.

3. Motion Condition

Eating soursop can cause the development of movement conditions.

4. Neurotoxicity

According to a variety of investigates, the tea used the stems and leaves of this plant, can cause neurotoxicity disorders.

5. Antidepressant

If you are undergoing treatment for anxiety and are consuming medications for the very same, you should definitely avoid soursop as it can negate the advantages of these antidepressants.

6. Infections

Using soursop for an extended period of time might lead to the development of fungal and yeast infections in the body.

7. Parkinson Illness

A variety of scientists have shown that the chemical present in soursop is also present in human beings struggling with Parkinson’s disorder Clients experiencing this neurological disorder ought to prevent eating soursop; else it may get worse the symptoms.

8. Impacts The Cardiovascular System

Here comes among the severe soursop side effects. A big dose of Graviola might impact the cardiovascular system of the body. This fruit is known for its depressant result. So, individuals experiencing heart issues need to entirely avoid using it.

9. Uterine Problems

Extreme intake of soursop may stimulate uterine contractions. Pregnant ladies ought to prevent the use of it as it might lead to miscarriage or early labor.

10. Neurological Issues

Usage of soursop may result in the advancement of neurological disorders.

If you are preparing to consume soursop in its raw type or as supplements readily available in the market, then you should speak to you doctor initially. There are some benefits of consuming this fruit in addition to the supplements made using it. However, it is necessary to remain cautious of the negative effects. This is specifically true if you are experiencing any important health issues or consuming high dosages of specific medicines.

It makes no sense to damage your body in the name of healthy consuming! Stay safe and follow your doctor’s guidelines to remain healthy! [8]

Do Not Take If

  • You are going through medical imaging: Animal studies suggest graviola may affect nuclear imaging due to the fact that it may reduce the uptake of radiopharmaceuticals utilized in such procedures.
  • You are taking high blood pressure medications: Animal studies recommend graviola has blood pressure-lowering effects, so it may have additive effects when taken with these drugs. Clinical significance has yet to be figured out.
  • You are taking diabetic medications: Animal research studies recommend graviola has blood sugar-lowering results, so it might have additive impacts when taken with these drugs. Scientific significance has yet to be figured out. [9]


There isn’t adequate trustworthy info to understand what a suitable dosage of graviola might be. Remember that natural items are not always necessarily safe and does can be essential. Make certain to follow relevant directions on item labels and speak with a health care expert before utilizing. [10]

The bottom line

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatestrusted Source dietary supplements as foods, not as medications. They don’t go through the same security and efficacy requirements that drugs do.

Although some research highlights graviola’s potential, it hasn’t been approved to deal with any type of cancer. You should not utilize it as a substitute for your doctor-approved treatment plan.

If you want to utilize graviola as a complementary therapy, talk with your oncologist. They can walk you through your private benefits and dangers. [11]


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