Annona cherimola, Annona macrocarpa, Annona muricata, Brazilian Cherimoya, Brazilian Paw Paw, Corossol, Corossol Épineux, Corossolier, Durian Benggala, Ekitafeli, Guanabana, Guanábana, Guanavana, Nangka Blanda, Nangka Londa, Omusitafeli, Paw-Paw, Sirsak, Soursop, Sour Sop, Toge-Banreisi.<br/><br/>
Overview InformationGraviola is a small evergreen tree. The leaves, fruit, seeds, and stem are used to make medicine.
Some people take graviola by mouth for infections caused by bacteria and parasites, cancer, diabetes, and to cause vomiting. Some people apply graviola directly to the skin for use as an insect repellent, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.
In foods, graviola is used in cooking and beverages.
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.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- 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.
Side Effects & SafetyGraviola is POSSIBLY 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. However, more research is needed to confirm this.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy or breast-feeding: Do not use graviola. It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth.
Parkinson's disease: Graviola might make the symptoms of Parkinson's disease worse.
We currently have no information for GRAVIOLA Interactions.
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.
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