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Soursop Leaf Tea: An Alternative Cancer Treatment?

I was diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia. I am suffering from high platelet count due to overproduction of platelets. The normal count ranges from 150,000 to 350,000 per microliter. My platelet reached 795,000. Two weeks ago, it was down to 529,000 but with the aid of hydroxyurea, a medicine to reduce platelet count and to treat certain forms of cancer. If unlucky, this sickness may develop into acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells. Frightened with my health condition and terrified with the thought of living my whole life with medicines, I made my own research to look for substitute cure but what I found along the way was believed by some individuals as an alternative cancer treatment.

A friend suggested that I try making tea out of soursop leaves and drink a cup every day. She knew of some people who benefited from it. After a week of making and drinking soursop leaf tea, I had my blood extracted to monitor my platelet count. I was surprised with my platelet count: 435,000. What was significant with this result was the fact that I was not taking hydroxyurea! I felt so amazed and so hopeful. Can it really help me prevent having acute myeloid leukemia?

I came across a blog where the blogger mentioned about his/her terminal cancer and his/her inability to seek conventional therapy for reasons he/she did not disclose. At first, he/she felt miserable. But he/she started to do his own research; he/she promised not to give up without a good fight. The alternative cancer treatment he/she found was the same as mine: soursop leaf tea. After a few days, he/she had himself/herself checked again and he/she was surprised with the outcome: the tumor has shrunk by one inch! Okay, he/she admitted that it was not a significant change but for him/her, it was already like he/she already won a lottery. He/She assured readers that he/she will keep them updated with his/her condition—regardless if it turns out good or bad.

Soursop leaves are rich with tannins (which work great in fighting cancer), immune-enhancing compounds (like annonacin, anonol, annocatalin and gentisic acid), and powerful chemicals. They are also loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants that assist in the improvement of the immune system and prevention and treatment of infections. Soursop leaves may also benefit individuals who go through chemotherapy by eliminating or reducing side effects and symptoms.

The native people of Amazon produce a very strong tea out of the soursop leaves to cure individuals who are diagnosed with cancer. Some studies showed that soursop leaves eliminate cancer cells without damaging the healthy cells. Several researches have been made on annonacin, soursop compound that is said to help fight cancer. Unfortunately, those were only done in vivo or in vitro in animals. No clinical study has been made yet in humans. The primary reason for this is no one can patent a plant. This therefore leads laboratories to support researches on active ingredients, annonaceae acetogenins.



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