(Annona muricata)

Other names: Soursop, Brazilian Pawpaw, Prickly Custard Apple, Soursapi, Guanábano, Guanábana, Anona, Catche, Catoche, Catuche, Zapote Agrio, Stachelannone, Sauersack, Flashendaum, Stachel Anone, Stachliger, Sarifa, Seremaia, Cachiman épineux, Corossol épineux, Anone Muriquee, Caichemantier, Coeur de Boeuf, Sirsak, Zuurzak, Sape-sape, Coração da India, Coraçãode-preto, Jaca-do-Pará, Ata, Araticum-grande, Sanalapa, Sasalapa, Mãng Cầu Xiêm, Mãng Cầu Gai, 刺果番荔枝, Pigget Annona, Annoona, Cachiman épineux, Corossol épineux, Nónberkja, Graviola, Piggannona, Flaszowiec Miekkociernisty, Taggannona

Graviola is most probably native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Graviola leaves contain alkaloids, terpenoids, flavonoids, coumarins, steroids, fatty acids, phlobatanins, phenolics, tannins, and saponins. They have the highest alkaloid concentration compared to the roots, stems, and fruits. They contain a unique group of derivatives called annonaceous acetogenins.

Graviola leaves may be beneficial for cancer, inflammation, diabetes, liver diseases, abscesses, cystitis, headaches, insomnia, colds, flu, asthma, skin disorders, and fainting.

Graviola fruit may be beneficial for high blood pressure, cancer, neuralgia, rheumatism, arthritic pain, herpes, cough, parasites, and bacterial infections.

Compliance: novel food not registered, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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