Let’s look at guyabano plant as a whole.
Among the fruit trees in demand today is the Sweet Guyabano. This is one fruit tree that will bear fruit in three to four years from planting as long as it is given the right fertilizer, right light exposure, proper watering and drainage.
That is why the Teresa Orchard & Nursery in Teresa, Rizal, is propagating seedlings in big numbers.
Photo shows the ready-to-plant Sweet Guyabano, perfect for planting at the start of the rainy season.
We recommend the application of a kilo of Durabloom organic fertilizer mixed with the garden soil placed in the planting hole. Spraying with Alfonso Puyat’s Power Grower Combo will also hasten the growth of the plants.
Graviola is a small evergreen tree. The leaves, fruit, seeds, root, and stem are used to make medicine.
Some people take guyabano by mouth for infections caused by bacteria and parasites, cancer, diabetes, and to cause vomiting. Some people apply guyabano 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, guyabano is used in cooking and beverages.
How does it work?
Guyabano contains many chemicals that may be active against cancer, as well as disease-causing agents such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
The guyabano plant can reach height of 30 feet and is soil tolerant, although it flourishes in well drained, sandy soil with a pH of 5-6.5. A tropical specimen, this low branching and bushy tree does not tolerate cold or strong sustained winds. It will, however, grow at sea level and up to elevations of 3,000 feet in tropical climes. A rapid grower, soursop trees produce their first crop three to five years from seeding. Seeds stay viable for up to six months but better success is met by planting within 30 days of harvest and seeds will germinate within 15-30 days. Propagation is usually through seeds; however, fibreless varieties can be grafted. Seeds should be washed before planting. Soursop Tree Care guyabano tree care involves copious mulching, which benefits the shallow root system. Overly high temps from 80-90 F. (27-32 C.) and low relative humidity cause pollination issues while slightly lower temps and 80 percent relative humidity improve pollination. Soursop trees should be irrigated regularly to prevent stress, which will cause leaf drop. Fertilize every quarter of the year with a 10-10-10 NPK at ½ pound per year for the first year, 1 pound the second, and 3 pounds for every year thereafter. Very little pruning is required once the initial shaping is attained. You should only need to prune out dead or diseased limbs, which should be done once harvest is over. Topping the trees at 6 feet will facilitate harvesting. Harvesting guyabano plant When harvesting guyabano , the fruit will change from dark green to a lighter yellowish green tone. The spines of the fruit will soften and the fruit will swell. Soursop fruit will take between four to five days to ripen once picked. Trees will produce at least two dozen fruit per year. Soursop Fruit Benefits Besides its pleasant flavor, soursop fruit benefits include 71 kcal of energy, 247 grams of protein, and calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus — not to mention it’s a source of vitamins C and A. Guyabano can be eaten fresh or used in ice cream, mousse, jellies, soufflés, sorbet, cakes and candy. Filipinos use the young fruit as a vegetable while in the Caribbean, the pulp is strained and the milk mixed with sugar to drink or mix with wine or brandy.
Natural Cancer Cell Killer – The Guyabano
The Soursop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo.
Why are we not aware of this?
It’s because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by
trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.
So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time.
The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects.
If you have the space, plant one in your garden.
The other parts of the tree are also useful.
The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.
According to the scientific literatures gathered by Gigi, researches have been undertaken to uncover guyabano’s anticancer effects, starting in 1976 when the National Cancer Institute in the United States conducted the first study on the fruit’s supposed cancer fighting properties.
This was followed by 20 more laboratory tests conducted in various laboratories worldwide. They all came out with unanimous results: Guyabano tree extracts, indeed, proved to be effective against the growth of malignant cells in 12 cancer types. These include some of the deadliest cancer forms which have taken the lives of many around the globe: pancreatic, colon, lung, prostate and breast cancers.
According to the Catholic University of South Korea and Purdue University in Indiana, United States, guyabano tree extracts acted in a way that prevented it from harming normal cells, while successfully targeting the dangerous ones, unlike chemotherapy, which destroys all cells that multiply. The findings of the Catholic University of South Korea were published in the Journal of Natural Products.
But, it has to be emphasized that all of these trials were conducted in the laboratory only using nonliving models, or what is called as in vitro experiments. Absolutely, no research in humans, so far.