Now, studies show that guyabano benefits include the induction of apoptosis in certain cancer cells5. Guyabano leaf and fruit extracts, for example, induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. It also induced apoptosis in colorectal, leukemia, cervical HeLa, and lung cancer cells.
4. Guyabano have antiproliferative properties
Reports say proliferation is the hallmark of cancer development and progression. When someone has cancer, that usually means they have an impaired cell cycle process where cells proliferate uncontrollably, resulting in tumor progression.
Suppressing proliferation may help in cancer management.
Studies show that guyabano benefits include antiproliferative properties against human prostate cancer cells. It might even help suppress the proliferation of colorectal, hepatic, breast, and lung cancer cells.
5. Guyabano has components that boost health
And finally, when you have cancer, boosting your health should be a priority. One report explained that soursop has the following activities2:
Guyabano Benefits for Cancer: Precautions and Reminders
As promising as these guyabano benefits are, please note that experts still warn people against using the fruit for cancer.
They mentioned that annonacin, the predominant Acetogenin in guyabano, is toxic and likely would not be studied in clinical trials5. They also addressed the association between neurotoxicity and drinking tea made from guyabano leaves and stems.
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