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Cancer, Cure Naturally With Guanabana, Soursop, Graviola

Updated on February 28, 2013
Guanabana, Soursop
Guanabana, Soursop | Source

It is not a secret anymore that the guanabana is a proven cure for cancer of all types, and that it is 10,000 times more effective than a commonly used chemotherapy drug, adriamycin. Many people have recited the same facts and studies in articles in the internet. My goal is to recap what everyone else has said and go a step further. I will provide you with recipes for juices, shakes, and smoothies made from the guanabana fruit. It is easy to learn the story about this miracle fruit on the internet, but try to find the fresh fruit in the United States. I will try to help you with that, plus give you a no nonsense pure juice recipe that my wife and I use here in Colombia. The difference between preparing the ganabana recipes in Colombia as opposed to the United States is that here I can walk to my corner market and purchase the fresh fruit.

Colombian market with guanabanas
Colombian market with guanabanas | Source

Guanabana is the Spanish word for the fruit, Soursop is the English version, and Graviola is the Brazilian word for this amazing fruit. The fruit grows in the tropical regions of South America. Since 42% of Colombia is in the Amazon Rain Forest, Colombia is awash in Guanabanas. The tree itself grows very rapidly. In two years it starts to bear fruit. Below is a picture of the fruit, showing the fruit before it has been cut open. The next picture is of the fruit cut open being prepared to consume or be made into juice.

Guanabana fresh from the market
Guanabana fresh from the market | Source
Guanabana halved
Guanabana halved | Source

The fruit has been studied for a long time. The tale about the research and the cover up of the research makes an interesting story that exposes the greed of the big Pharmaceutical Companies and at the same time confirms the facts about this amazing cure. I am not like other authors writing articles in order to sell products of some kind of extract of the Guanabana or recommending someones product or miracle cure. I am trying to bring you as many facts, studies and testimonials to inform you of this miraculous fruit so that you can do what you want with the information.

The fruit of the graviola tree, guanabana, has long been used as a cure by the native indians of the Amazon to treat internal parasites, lower high blood pressure, and treat depression. Many parts of the graviola tree are useful to treat a variety of illnesses. For centuries the native indians of the Amazon have used the bark and the leaves to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis.

One day many years ago, a large pharmaceutical company went to the Amazon to do research to investigate the properties of this fruit. They spent millions of dollars and 7 years trying to synthesize the properties of the guanabana, but they failed. They arrived at the realization that they could not make money or protect their investment because the natural product according to federal law was something that could not be patented. That ended the research abruptly. If it wasn't for a responsible individual on the investigating team we would not know much about the healing powers of the guanabana.

Laboratory tests and investigations have been going on since 1970, to try to understand and possibly harness the active chemicals that are responsible for the healing properties of the guanabana. There have been at least 20 independent investigations conducted since 1976. The Health Service Institute heard about the guanabana and they started to investigate the fruit. The National Cancer Institute did their first research in 1976. All of these studies had proof that the chemical compounds in the guanabana were proven to kill cancer cells. Purdue University did their research and concurred that the chemical compounds in the guanabana were especially effective in the treatment of prostate, pancreatic, and lung cancers. The Catholic University of Korea did laboratory research on the guanabana and concluded that the guanabana fruit was 10,000 times more effective in eliminating certain cancer cells than a widely used chemotherapy drug, Adriamycin. The special organic compounds, annonaceous acetogenins, were definitely proven to be effective in killing a variety of types of cancers.

For a more complete recitation of the facts about the Guanabana and the studies, there is a paper that covers everything in more detail at the following URL:

You need to take the time to view the two videos that follow. They are both informing videos, and a must see.

Cancer Healing Tree

There are many recipes that use the guanabana fruit to make a tasty drink or dessert. I am including three that are popular plus my own. My recipe is the one my wife and I use. It is the purest and most natural. It is easy to prepare and it is very delicious. I will present mine first.

Guanabana Health Drink (mine) I am including pictures and giving the actual weight of the pulp used.

22 oz guanabana pulp

2 ½ cups of water

3 tablespoons of sugar

Blend until smooth.

My wife and I live in a traditional Colombian neighborhood in Cali, Colombia. There are many small fruit markets within 8 blocks of our house. We had to go to two of these markets to find guanabanas today. We purchased two guanabanas (4 lbs in total) for a little less than four dollars.

You can follow the pictures for the preparation and the making of the guanabana drink. First you halve the fruit and then you proceed to extract the black colored seeds by hand. It is a messy job.

Removing the seeds
Removing the seeds | Source
With seeds removed
With seeds removed | Source

When you finish extracting all of the seeds you will be left with a bowl full of pulp.

Bowl of pulp of the guanabana
Bowl of pulp of the guanabana | Source

Pour the water into the blender.

Water in blender
Water in blender | Source

Now add the guanbana pulp to the water in the blender.

Adding guanabana pulp
Adding guanabana pulp | Source

After adding the pulp of the guanabana, add in the sugar. In this case we are using un-refined sugar, called azucar morena here in Colombia. We only use this type of sugar because it is a healthier form of sugar. It will alter the taste a bit because the sugar itself has a mild taste. You can use whatever sugar that you choose.

Adding natural sugar
Adding natural sugar | Source

Now the mixture is ready to blend. Blend thoroughly until smooth. That will take approximately 2 minutes on the puree setting. That is all there is to it. Drink it and live a healthy life.

Blending | Source
Blended smooth
Blended smooth | Source
Drink and live a healthy life.
Drink and live a healthy life. | Source

Recipe #1

Guanabana Smoothie

14 oz guanabana pulp

4 cups milk

1 cup sugar

2 cups ice

Put in a blender and blend till smooth. That will be approximately 2 minutes.

Recipe #2

Guanabana Shake

1 cup guanabana pulp

½ cup cold milk

2 cups vanilla ice cream

¼ cup sugar

Blend until smooth.

Recipe #3

Guanabana Shake

14 oz guanabana pulp

1 12oz can of evaporated milk

1 cup water

¼ cup sugar

Blend until smooth.

I am going to direct you to a couple of sources where you can purchase fresh guanabanas in the United States. They are very rare and difficult to find. As an alternative you can probably find frozen guanabana much easier.

Sources for fresh guanabana:

International Agri-Trading, LLC in Texas

Robert Mann (281) 858-0011

Global Agricultural Trading


Trying to purchase fresh guanabana in the United States might prove to be a bit allusive, so keep an eye on this article for any updates, as I will post any new sources that I find.


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      4 years ago

      @ marywilson you can purchase Guanabana pills on or

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      4 years ago

      one tree have in my home with fruit

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      4 years ago

      Hi ! Could you please tell me where I can go and buy wholesale price or the main source for this product fruit & tea ..... , email.:

      Thank you

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      Joann pedigo 

      4 years ago

      Purdue University did a reach on this fruit and found that it does cure several cancers.

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      Anthony Hargis 

      5 years ago

      I just Googled cancer statistics for Columbia. I see no proof of cancer reduction in the populace and according to what I'm reading here on this site, it is a place where this fruit is popular, easily obtained and eaten by many if not most of the population. Please explain, If you want to be sneaky, here's my email just tell me.

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      Craig Gibson 

      5 years ago from Traverse City Michigan

      It is very difficult to find in Michigan. Check pout the adds from Ebay and Amazon that I have with this article. That is the best way to buy the guanabana. The leaves can be made into a tea also. Good luck.

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      Holly Banks 

      5 years ago from Rochester Hills, Michigan

      I have been looking and looking for the fresh Guyabano fruit here in Michigan, so I'm THRILLED that you are in Traverse City! Can you tell me where I can get the freah fruit here to make your yummy recipes? My dad has multiple myeloma and I want to start giving it to him ASAP!

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      5 years ago

      mmm!!! delicious! Great write up.

      I will give you a site where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have mango, soursop, apple, pineapple, etc. A lot of fruits and veggies. Enjoy guys!

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      Craig Gibson 

      6 years ago from Traverse City Michigan

      I am not sure about the chirimoya, I have seen them but I do not know anything about them. Another great fruit is the mangosteen, but the majority of the health benefits are in the rind.

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      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      We have an abundance of guanabana here in Peru and although I've heard of its medicinal properties, I didn't realize it has been proven to kill cancer cells. Fascinating! We're going to have to include more guanabana in our diet. We do love making a smoothie out of it. I wonder if chirimoya has similar properties? It's a similar fruit but smaller. Do you have them in Colombia?

    • csgibson profile imageAUTHOR

      Craig Gibson 

      6 years ago from Traverse City Michigan

      It is amazing what there exists in this world. Now that I live in Colombia, I have seen some amazing things.

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      Nancy Owens 

      6 years ago from USA

      Very interesting and informative. I learned something new from you today. Thank you for publishing this hub. I am sure you will help many people who are fighting cancer.


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