Graviola is a tropical fruit obtained from the Annona Muricata plant, a species native to the Antilles and which grows in many tropical regions of South America.
In the countries of origin of Graviola, the fruits, bark, leaves and roots of this plant are sometimes used in the preparation of traditional remedies to fight viral and parasitic infections, rheumatism, arthritis, hypertension, insomnia and inflammation.
It contains a lot of vitamin C and B vitamins. It is also rich in minerals, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, lipids and proteins. The plant uses ethanolic extracts, which are important in the treatment of some diseases, including herpes symplex.
In addition, Graviola contains molecules that are active against bacteria, viruses and parasites, again according to in vitro tests. In fact, it is used for the treatment of leishmaniasis. Studies have shown its effectiveness also against cough and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. In addition, the fruit of the annona muricata is used to induce vomiting, in order to empty the intestine, and to promote relaxation.
Graviola is also an analgesic, helps fight depression and insomnia, prevents osteoporosis, regulates blood pressure; it is an energizer and slows down the aging of cells (with beneficial effects also on the skin).
Strengthens the immune system
Graviola contains substances that help our body's defenses and stimulates the production of white blood cells, while antioxidants help fight free radicals.
Among the contents present in Graviola we indicate: gentistic acid, linoleic acid and muricarpentocin, acetogenins, anncatacin, annocatalina, annonacina, annohexocina, annomuricina, anomurina and anonolo.
Helps sleep easier
In Graviola we can also find tryptophan, a substance that promotes sleep and facilitates relaxation. For this reason, Graviola is indicated against insomnia, among other things its leaves are also used in aromatherapy for infusions against sleep.
Natural analgesic effective in relieving pain
Natives in South American countries have used the leaves of the annona muricata since time immemorial to treat small wounds and reduce the sensation of pain. Tradition has it that chewing the leaves and drinking Graviola juice helped heal faster. The sedative and anti-inflammatory aspects of this impressive tropical fruit make it an ideal solution for all types of body pain, both internally and externally.
It protects the eyes and is rich in essential antioxidants
Further research has shown that antioxidants can help against various eye diseases, particularly legal as we age. Research conducted by the National Eye Institute found antioxidants to be particularly effective, especially when consumed in combination with vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc. The results were impressive, with a 25% improvement in those who were already affected by similar ailments.
Facilitates the prevention of urinary tract infections
In the form of juice, Graviola can also give benefits in the prevention of urinary tract infections, in particular urethritis and hematuria.
Vitamins B1 and B2 help the heart and improve metabolism
Vitamin B1 accelerates metabolism, facilitates blood circulation and prevents nervous disorders. Furthermore, Graviola contains vitamin B2, which is vital for the proper functioning of our body and includes effects on the nervous system and maintenance of the heart muscle.
Natural remedy for arthritis
The topical application of an infusion of Graviola leaves is known to relieve pain caused by arthritis and rheumatism. You can dip a clean cloth in the still hot infusion and apply it to the affected area, up to two times a day.
Antiviral and antiseptic effective against infections
Graviola is often used to treat infections caused by bacteria and parasites, including leishmaniasis. It is also used to treat herpes, coughs and vomiting. Bacterial and viral infections can cause coughing, sneezing, fever, and other symptoms, and while these symptoms can be frustrating, they are effective since they are part of the body's method of triggering the immune system for any infection.
Helps against eczema
You can grind a few Graviola leaves and apply them regularly on the affected areas twice a day. This will help relieve the pain caused by eczema as well as diminish its visible effects. A compound of Graviola leaves and rose water can be applied to the skin to prevent the appearance of blackheads and other skin problems.