Main 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 disorders
Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antibacterial, anticancerous, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antifungal, antimalarial, antimutagenic (cellular protector), antiparasitic, antispasmodic, antitumorous, cardiodepressant, emetic (causes vomiting), hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), insecticidal, sedative, uterine stimulant, vasodilator
Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: antiviral, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), decongestant, digestive stimulant, febrifuge (reduces fever), nervine (balances/calms nerves), pediculicide (kills lice), vermifuge (expels worms)
Cautions: It has cardiodepressant, vasodilator, and hypotensive (lowers blood pressure) actions. Large dosages can cause nausea and vomiting. Avoid combining with ATP-enhancers like CoQ10.
Useful part: Leaves, Fruit, Root, Bark, Seed.
Medicinal Info from Rainforest Tropical Plant Database http://rainforest-database.com/plants/graviola.htm Leslie Talyor 2005
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