I recently received an email from one of my customers asking if graviola leaves would cure his diabetes. In this case, I was unable to give him a direct answer because frankly, I had yet to come to my own conclusions on this subject.
I meticulously read through many laboratory studies that effectively show that graviola can have a positive impact on diabetes… in laboratory rats!
Here is what I learned...
Over the past ten years, graviola, also known as soursop has received a lot of attention. This is in part due to two internet memes which managed to generate an impressive buzz about this interesting plant. The only problem with internet memes is that they can often blow things out of proportion, overemphasizing the good and transforming the bad into the catastrophic.
We have put together this simple list of 8 common assumptions about graviola (soursop), and analyze each assumption one by one. After reading this article you will have a much better understanding of graviola. The terms graviola and soursop are used interchangeably in this article, both referring to the same plant.
This photo shows two people harvesting graviola leaves (soursop leaves) from a mature tree. Leaves are carefully selected and hand-picked so as to avoid damaging the tree as much as possible. Only mature leaves where buds are currently growing are selected.