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What is Graviola?

Evergreen and ever-healthy, the Graviola tree produces fruits, seeds, leaves and stems that are an amazing source of nutrients.  When consumed as a sweet fruit or ground into powder, Graviola can help fight bacterial or parasitic infections, improve the digestive track, reduce fever, improve skin, relieve arthritis pain and lower blood pressure.  It’s even showing promise for it’s anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.  This green giant of a plant may look small, but it is mighty in nutrition that supports and sustains health.

Found in the tropics of South America, Graviola or Soursop, has many documented medicinal and herbal uses.  Natives in the tropical rainforests of Peru, Brazil and the entire Amazon and Caribbean regions use Graviola for a variety of ailments.  For starters, Graviola contains excellent nutrition for whole body health.  It’s a rich source of many important vitamins, including Vitamin C and the B-complex Vitamins. Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants and supports a healthy immune system, among other bodily functions.  The B-complex vitamins help with the metabolic process and give the body sustainable energy throughout the day.  Also, unlike many other fruits, Graviola has a high essential mineral potency, especially magnesium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, which helps muscles, bones, circulation and the entire nervous system. 

Perhaps the most encouraging news about Graviola is the growing attention it’s getting as a disease-fighting agent.  In preliminary studies, it acts as an antiviral, antiparasitic and antirheumatic. Graviola has proven to be helpful in the treatment and prevention of the herpes simplex virus and eliminating the parasite lice.  It’s also showing incredible results at combating cancer and tumor cells, due to its content of the phyto-chemical fatty acid known as annonaceous acetogenins, which may inhibit oxidation of cancer cells.  In one study published in the journal “Cancer Letters,” Graviola stopped tumor cells from growing and eliminated them altogether.  Much more research is being done to determine the uses of Graviola to prevent and eradicate cancer.

Graviola may help relieve seasonal symptoms around this time of year too.  It may offer relief for colds, the flu or nasal congestion.  Graviola is known to loosening mucus and soothe inflamed nasal cavities, as well as reduce fever.  It can also help ease coughs or asthma, and may help achy bodies or those suffering from arthritis.  And this time of year, a boost to the metabolism can’t hurt either.  Graviola contains a more fiber than an apple or bowl of brain flakes, which can help rev the metabolism and keep the body satisfied longer to aid in weight control.

Graviola has a sedative effect, which makes it very useful for several common health conditions.  As a calming agent, it helps stabilize mood, reducing anxiety and stress that can take a toll on a person’s mental and physical state.  Along these lines, high blood pressure can be a result of too much stress on the body, but Graviola may help reduce blood pressure within a normal range. Similarly, Graviola can be used to settle bowels by relaxing the gastrointestinal system to ease discomfort and correct the digestive track.

Graviola or Soursop is easy to take!  Add Graviola Leaf Powder to your morning smoothie, fruit juice or yogurt.  The sweet, slightly acidic taste will give a punch of flavor to your favorite drinks and snacks!


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.



Introducing Graviola Leaf Powder: The Full Body Relaxing Superfood Fruit

Graviola may sound like an Italian word for red sauce, but in fact, it is an amazing plant with way more health benefits than mom’s “gravy.” So, what exactly is this uniquely named tree and how can we use it to improve our health?

Let’s start at the beginning. Graviola is referred to by the scientific community as annona muricata, but you may have heard of it as soursop, guanabana, Brazilian paw paw or custard apple. Still not ringing a bell? Let us make a formal introduction and tell you a little bit more about your new ally in health.

The Graviola tree is commonly grown in tropical climates and the rain forests of South and Central America. Natives often enjoy the prickly, green fruit that the tree produces. The Graviola fruit is known to have a custard-like texture and taste like strawberry-pineapple combination.  Yum! However, like many exotic fruits, fresh Graviola is not easily obtained outside indigenous countries.  That’s why Zokiva is bringing you all of the benefits, without the need for your passport.

The health benefits of Graviola go beyond the fruit that can be plucked and eaten raw. Graviola’s juice is known to contain significant amounts of the beneficial vitamins C,B1 and B2, known to help boost the immune system and ease stress. The Graviola seeds and bark, meanwhile, can be ground up into a powder and have been known to lower blood sugar

Graviola leaves can be brewed into tea and ground up to make a powerful powder like Zokiva’s Graviola Leaf Powder.  Once it is in powder form, Graviola becomes an accessible health resource available on a global level.  It can be added to a variety of foods, not only to sweeten them, but also increase their nutritional value exponentially.

Graviola can be used to support a healthy immune system and to support patients undergoing cancer treatment.  In fact, New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centernotes the benefits of Graviola including its antiviral, antiparasitic, antirheumatic and emetic properties.  Graviola and Graviola Leaf Powder has a variety of helpful everyday uses, ranging from soothing sore muscles and easing cramps after a workout to reducing anxiety, supporting relaxation and aiding sedation to help you achieve a good night’s sleep. This amazing powder can also help to lower high blood pressure and treat common cold symptoms, including coughs and inflamed nosed or throats. But, that’s just the beginning. Graviola Leaf Powder can also help to reduce the symptoms of  certain bacterial and parasitic infections, stomach issues and so much more.

Zokiva’s Graviola Leaf Powder can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. In the coming weeks, we’ll be excited to introduce you to many more benefits and uses for this super-duper food.


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.