Graviola Bulk Powder

Graviola (Annona muricata) leaves and stems

1Lb. (453,6g)


Graviola is a common herbal remedy in folk medicine throughout the tropics and is used for several purposes. Different properties and uses are attributed to the different parts of the tree: fruit and fruit juice are often used for parasites infections, diarrhea, dysentery; wheras, the bark, leaves, and roots are often used as antispasmodic, for hypertension, as sedatives, etc.

However, Graviola has become renowned for some active ingredients, mostly found in its leaves and stems, i.e. Annonaceous acetogenins.

In an 1976 plant screening program by the National Cancer Institute, graviola leaves and stem showed active toxicity against cancer cells and researchers have been following up on these findings since.

Several studies have been conducted on acetogenins many of which have been funded by The National Cancer Institute (U.S.A.) and/or The National Istitute of Health (U.S.A). Reasearchers at Purdue University, U.S.A., have conducted a lot of research of these plant chemicals and in 1997 published their findings. According to Purdue reaserchers acetogenins seemed to be able to affect cancer cells (and chiefly muliti-drug resistants ones). Acetogenins seem to inhibit the enzymatic processes that are only found in the membranes of cancerous tumor cells and block the transfer of ATP into those cells, without any harm to healthy cells.

Thus far, 82 acetogenins have been discovered in Annona muricata.

On these studies basis, Graviola has been used as a supplement to nutritionally support the immune system.

READ THE LABEL OF YOUR GRAVIOLA SUPPLEMENT: all the studies on acetogenins have been conducted using leaves and stems extracts. Fruit seeds also contain these compounds, yet researchers have documented that fruit seeds might have a neurotoxic effects at prolonged uses. Therefore, it's better off taking supplements containing mainly leaves and stems of graviola.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT TAKE GRAVIOLA TOGETHER WITH SUPPLEMENTS THAT INCREASE CELLULAR ENERGY (ATP), such as Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, Magnesium, many B Vitamins, and others. These may counteract one of the acetogenins' mechanisms of actions.

THIS IS A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT. It is not a medicine and is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Information and statements reported have an illustrative purpose only and are not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. Please see your doctor when needed.

100% pure graviola leaves (Annona muricata). No binders, fillers or other additives are used.

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.  If you're going to take Graviola for more than 30 days, it's advisable to supplement your diet with probiotics

Precautions: Do not exceed the recommended dosage. This product is a nutritional supplement and it's not intended to replace a varied and balanced diet. Keep out from children's reach. Not to be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding. People with low blood pressure,  blood coagulation disorders, taking antihypertensive, cardiac depressant, and blood thinning drugs should seek an health care professional advice before taking this supplement. Large single dosage might cause nausea or vomiting in certain subjects: reduce dosage accordingly or take with a meal if nausea occurs. Do not take together with supplements that increase cellular energy (ATP), such as coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, magnesium, many B vitamins and others. Store in a cool and dry place away from the light.