GRAVIOLA Overview Information
Graviola is a small evergreen tree. The leaves, fruit, seeds, and stem are used to make medicine.
People use graviola for conditions such as infections caused by bacteria and parasites, cancer, diabetes, to cause vomiting, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using graviola can also be unsafe.
How does it work?
Graviola contains many chemicals that may be active against cancer, as well as disease-causing agents such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
- An infection caused by sand fleas (leishmaniasis).
- Bacterial infections.
- Causing relaxation.
- Causing vomiting.
- Emptying the bowels.
- Inflammation of the nose and throat.
- Parasitic infections.
- Other conditions.
GRAVIOLA Side Effects & Safety
Graviola is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It can kill nerve cells in the brain and other parts of the body. It may cause movement disorders similar to Parkinson's disease.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy or breast-feeding: Do not use graviola. It is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth.
Parkinson's disease: Graviola might make the symptoms of Parkinson's disease worse.
The appropriate dose of graviola depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for graviola. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.