COROSSOL - GRAVIOLA: CLASSIFIED
The Graviola Soursop (Annona Muricata L.) is a species of the family Annonaceae, composed of several species of guanabani group, and ebanona branch.
United: | Plantae |
Phylum: | Magnoliophyta |
Class: | Magnoliopsida |
Order: | Magnoliales |
Family: | Annonaceae |
Genre: | Annona |
Species: | Anona Muricata L. |
It is consumed pure or juice, liqueur and jam. All components
the fruit can be used for various effects.
Pure fruit: The Graviola Soursop (Annonamuricata) is consumed neat or in fruit salads or for making juice, ice cream, desserts and cakes.
The industrial fruit: The octopus is sold fresh or frozen, concentrated in nectar, jelly or pureed. Producing countries exporting canned industrial presentation juice. In Guatemala, it is made into soft drinks and bottled in Mexico canned fruit with its seeds. Octopus marketed in the form of hermetic bags, cardboard or metal cans. This exotic fruit lends itself perfectly to the preparation of ice cream, milkshakes, desserts and sweets, salads (fruit) and gourmet dishes, or liquor mixtures. In Indonesia, the fruit is not Wall cooked vegetables and used in soups, and in Brazil the fruit is grilled or cooked without peeling.
COROSSOL - GRAVIOLA: PLANT DESCRIPTION
The Corossolier is a modest-sized tree that can reach 10 meters in dense foliage and leaves coriaceous, simple, large and of a dark green. Because of its shape.
The fruit looks like the cherimoya, a species of the same genus (A.cherimolia) and the same family. The fruit weighs between 2 and 4 kilos. The bark is green, covered with thorns, dark and shiny, which becomes dull when the fruit is ripe.
The flesh is pout, white (sometimes slightly yellowish) fleshy and has a brand acidic taste. Inside the fruit, there are many black seeds that detach easily. The fruit is often used to make desserts such as meringues and mousses. The fruit must be picked before it is ripe.
It is very popular throughout Latin America, to prepare delicious ice creams, drinks and jams.
COROSSOL - GRAVIOLA COMPOSITION LEAF
Are among the main phytochemicals: annocatalin, annohexocin, annomonicin, annomontacin, annomuricatin A & B, annomuricin A up to E annomutacin, annonacin, (various iso cis uno, etc.), annonacinone, annopentocin A up to C, cis-annonacin , cis-corossolone, cohibin A up to D corepoxylone, Coronin, corossolin, corossolone, donhexocin, epomuricenin A and B, gigantetrocin, gigantetrocin A & B, gigantetrocinone, gigantetronenin, goniothalamicin, isoannonacin, javoricin, montanacin, montecristin, muracin A up to G , muricapentocin, muricatalicin, muricatalin, matured-catenol, muricatetrocin A & B muricatin D, muricatocin A up to C muricin H, muricin I, muricoreacin, murihexocin 3 murihexocin A up to C murihexol, murisolin, robustocin, rolliniastatin 1 & 2, saba -delincuencia, solamin, uvariamicin I and IV xylomaticin.
COROSSOL - GRAVIOLA: ACTION ACETONINES CELL
The acetogenesis Annonaceae is realized only in the Annonaceae family. Several Acetogenic exhibit antitumor, antiparasitic, pesticides, antiprotozoal, antifeedant, anthelmintic, and antimicrobial. The medicine has shown interest in chemicals to potent antitumor properties. So far, several research groups have attempted to synthesize these chemicals for the development of new chemotherapeutic drugs.
In a review of these natural chemicals in a newspaper of natural products, the following observation was made: "acetogenesis Annonaceae is the anti tumor agent and new pesticides that come only in the Annonaceae soursop graviola family. "
From chemical point of view, these are fatty acid derivatives of long chain.
From the biological point of view, they show their powerful organic activities by the depletion of ATP levels mitochondrial complex I and blocking NADH oxidase of plasma membranes of tumor cells, thus frustrating the mechanisms ATP, led by the resistance.
RESEARCH AROUND GRAVIOLA COROSSOL
Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of the plant:
At the University Pardue in California, it was demonstrated that the acetogenins realize a selective blockade of cancer cells and the growth of cancer cells which are resistant to adriamicin (chemo therapeutic drug), respecting the integrity of the cells healthy tissue. In another étuderéalisée by mêmeuniversité, power acetogenins of soursop graviola has proven to be extremely strong, ED50 (lethal dose 50) of 9-10 micrograms per milliliter. This corresponds to a power of 10 000 times more powerful than adriamicin.
Of étudesréalisées between 1998-2000 by McLaughlin and Chih Hw, Chui HF show that acetogenins block complex I of oxidative fosforilation chain that blocks the formation of ATP or energy whose carcinogenic cell needs and triggers its bomb P-glycoprotein, which holds active. Acetogenins also block ubiquinone oxidase, NADH-dependent enzyme and typical of the plasma membrane of the cell carcinogenic. McLaughlin's research focused on acetogenins bullatacin and Bullatacinone.
The Caribbean Studies prove that there is a possible link between consumption of soursop graviola and atypical forms of Parkinson's disease due to its high concentration of annonacines, which is 15 mg / 36 mg and fruit / cane juice markets. This concentration is 10 times greater than that of tea leaves of soursop graviola (140 mg / cup).
In March 2002, Japanese researchers published a revealing study conducted in vivo in rats that were injected with Lewis lung cancer cells!. While a third of rats received no treatment, another third was treated has adriamicin, the last third took the acetogenin main AnnonaMuricata L., called "annonacin" (in dose of 10 mg / kg)
COROSSOL - GRVAIOLA: CONTRAINDICATIONS
The soursop graviola has a long tradition in the use of natural medicine and traditional with its virtues, well known for centuries.
In the Peruvian Andes the tea leaves is prepared to cure colds, and used crushed seeds to kill parasites.
In the Peruvian Amazon, leaves and the skin are used to fight against diabetes, or as a sedative and antispasmodic.
In the Brazilian Amazon, the infusion of the leaves is drunk to relieve liver problems.
In Jamaica, àHaïti and the western Andes, the fruit juice is used against fever, parasites and diarrhea. The skin and leaves are used as an antispasmodic and calming the heart, to relieve cough, flu, asthma, hypertension and parasites.
Recommended in case of constipation and for increasing the intestinal flora, reduces hyperacidity. The octopus has digestive effects and ripe fruit has diuretic properties and is an excellent remedy against hematuria and urethritis.
Combat colic, diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia, fever, flu, hypertension, insomnia, kidney pain, stress, palpitations and lice, ringworm and internal ulcers.
The fruit is also praised for its antibacterial, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, astringent, cytotoxic, antipyretic, hypotensive, insecticide, pectoral, sedative, stomach, vasodilators and worming.
COROSSOL - GRAVIOLA CONCLUSIONS
As we have seen, the consumption of soursop graviola has many advantages to help us fight against certain malignant processes. This is supported not only by preclinical studies but also, in a way, traditional medicine, which uses the soursop graviola the leaves to cure superficial tumors through sheets of plaster.
If the recommended dosage is not exceeded, soursop graviola is a powerful weapon of nature, which has already proved its success in certain malignancies. It should, however, realize more studies (clinical) and disclose, so we can fight against cancer and other ailments with the soursop graviola.
COROSSOL - GRAVIOLA: CONTRAINDICATIONS
Soursop graviola may potentiate antidepressant drugs and interfere with the inhibitory drugs of MAO-A.
Pregnant women should avoid consumption of soursop graviola since it could be counterproductive for grosesse.