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What is Graviola

The leaves of the Graviola plant have tremendous medicinal and therapeutic benefits.  The tropical Graviola tree is found in South America and Southeast Asia and bares a small green fruit in addition to potent leaves.  The fruit can be consumed and the leaves are often ground into Graviola Leaf Tea to easily sip in the incredible health benefits of this plant.  Graviola is often known as Soursop or Brazilian Paw Paw as well.

The range of disease and infection fighting advantages that stem from Graviola leaves are in large part due to its powerful antioxidant content.  Bursting with antioxidants including Vitamin C, Graviola helps combat the negative effects of free radicals on cells.  As free radicals enter our bodies through sun exposure, the food chain and other environmental factors, cells become weak and damaged.  Antioxidants like those found in Graviola help defend and repair cells against harmful free radicals. 

Moreover, Graviola contains a unique disease-fighting compound called Annonaceous acetogenins, which are only found in the Annonaceae family of plants of which Graviola is a member.  This unprecedented ingredient helps prevent cellular mutations that can lead to life-threatening disease, slow the growth and multiplication of diseased cells and even reverse disease in the body.  Acetogenins aid in blocking energy, blood supply and nutrients required for cellular activity in unhealthy cells, therefore causing them to die.  But amazingly, this intelligent compound found in Graviola detects the difference between healthy and unhealthy cells and protects and supports the healthy cells with its vast nutrients. 

Graviola leaves are also deft at preventing and treating infections including bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections, specifically the herpes simplex virus.  It naturally reduces internal and external swelling and irritation such as joint pain, arthritis, skin conditions and respiratory problems.  As a good source of vitamins B1 (thiamin) and B2 (riboflavin), Graviola is sometimes used to relax and calm the body, especially the bowels because it strengthens the muscles in the digestive tract.  This sedative benefit helps those with chronic digestive issues and gastrointestinal distress.  The B complex vitamins also support a healthy nervous system, liver, eyes, skin and hair while providing energy and extra protection against free radicals.  

Zokiva offers the finest Graviola Leaf Tea for your health, wellbeing and vitality.  Sip your way into infection and disease prevention with this potent superfood tea!


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.


Graviola Tea and Promising Anti-Cancer Research

A world without cancer does not yet exist, but science is working hard to eradicate one of the most prolific diseases of our time.  There are almost too many cancers to count and the treatment of various types of cancer are unique to the organ and person it is affecting.  While man-made drugs have played a major role in improving cancer survival rates, researchers are looking to nature to help develop new and better ways to treat and prevent cancer.  One of the “hottest” plants on the list of potential anti-cancer aids is Graviola.

Graviola is part of the annonaceae family of plants that contain a unique combination of phyto-chemicals.  They are perhaps the holy grail of natural anti-cancer chemicals because they have shown incredible results for attacking, reducing and eliminating cancer cells in clinical trials performed on animals.  These chemicals are called annonaceous acetogenins and they are only found in annonacin family.  That makes Graviola a rare and valuable gem for anti-cancer research.  Additionally, Graviola is rich in antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, which are the go-to nutrients to fight free radicals that cause cancer.

There are over 40 acetogenins in the Graviola plant.  Several studies concluded that acetogenins have a toxic effect on cancer cells because they can inhibit the enzyme process only found in damaged tumor cells.  Moreover, annonaceous acetogenins do not harm healthy cells, unlike common cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation.  In fact, they have shown to kill tumors in cancer cells that have been resistant to chemotherapy and other cancer drugs.  This multi-drug resistance can make cancer spread and become deadly in some patients.  However acetogenins found in Graviola can block the energy source (ATP) of multi-drug resistant tumor cells and shut them down.  Without ATP to energize cells they cannot grow or multiply.  They die and slowly cancer dies with them.  Graviola was proven to be 10,000 times stronger at slowing cancer growth than drugs used in chemotherapy.

The National Cancer Institute’s plant screening program shows that Graviola may be effective in treating a variety of types of cancer including: lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and lymphoma.  International research also reports Graviola may also support treatment for skin cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer.  While research is still underway to obtain more conclusive results and formal FDA approval as a standard treatment for cancer, Graviola is already being used by patients and health care providers as a supplemental treatment for cancer. 

Graviola is also helps in alleviating other infections and illnesses.  It is used as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-rheumatic and cyctotoxic agent.  In the Western cultures it has been particularly effective against the herpes simplex virus.  In third world countries it can protect against bacterial and parasitic infections that are common in unsanitary conditions. 

Cancer touches millions of lives every year.  No one knows what the future holds for themselves, but we can each take a step in protecting our bodies as best as possible.  Cancer is a potential threat for every person, no matter their age, race, gender or nationality.  With bioavailable Graviola tea, we can allow this powerful, promising anti-cancer plant to help us keep cancer at bay. 


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.