Is There Any Proof That Soursop Kills Cancer?


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Soursop extract has properties that can kill off some cancer cells, but there is no hard proof of it working, according to Cancer Research UK. Breast and liver cancer patients have been noted to have less cancer cells with the inclusion of this naturally produced extract.

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There is no actual evidence linking to curing cancer in reference to soursop, which is also known as graviola or cherimoya, according to Cancer Research UK. Some cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy drugs and it is thought that graviola is able to reach those cells and begin to kill them off at a slow pace. The extract is also known to aid in the reduction of pain, inflammation and as an antirheumatic supplement, according to Cancer Reserach UK. The extract itself comes from flowering evergreen trees in tropical climates such as South America and Asia.

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