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 that reduces platelet count and treats certain forms of cancer.

Essential thrombocythemia 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 and looked for substitute cure, and 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 because it went down to 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 talked 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 and 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 the outcome was surprising. The tumor had shrunk by one inch! Okay, he/she admitted that it was not a significant change but for him/her, it was like winning the lottery. He/She assured readers that there will be constant updates about 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 (such as 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 were made on annonacin, a chemical compound found in certain fruits such as soursop. Unfortunately, those were only done in vivo or in vitro in animals. No clinical study has been made yet on humans, primarily because no one can patent a plant. It therefore led laboratories to support researches on active ingredients, annonaceae acetogenins.



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