(NaturalNews) Two related herbs, pawpaw and graviola, have proven effective against cancer cells in vitro (lab tests not involving mammals) while not adversely affecting non-cancer cells. In other words, they are potential non-toxic cancer cures. Even Sloane-Ketterer established that graviola has cancer cell resisting properties and doesn't damage healthy cells. However, private research proves that pawpaw is even more potent than graviola for curing cancer.
Why Aren't These Herbs Known to the General Public?
It costs too much for continued animal and human trials. However, the last section of this article features a limited trial. The way the approval system works has been rigged. Only large pharmaceutical companies can afford the trials they need to get FDA approval and exclusive patent rights that will bring huge profits while the patent is in effect. Big Pharma can't patent purely natural extracts from plants. So it's not worthy of their funding.
Nevertheless, over the last 20 years of the 20th century, a lot of research had been conducted at Purdue University by Professor of Pharmacology Jerry McLaughlin, PhD on paw paw, what it can do, and what makes it tick. He was fortunate to receive enough institutional and private funding for his work, and several alternative health practitioners as well as adventurous MDs and individuals picked up the ball, using pawpaw extract products for cancer and other health issues, even Lyme Disease.
All About Pawpaw
Before completely retiring in 2004 as a private researcher, Professor McLaughlin's published papers from Purdue featured only one of the eight species of paw paw, the Asimina triloba species. This species had the highest concentration of substances known as acetogenins than any species of paw paw or graviola.
Acetogenins inhibit a molecule known as adenosine tryphosphate, or ATP. The process that uses this molecule takes place in a cell's mitochondria, those strands in the interior of each cell. Cancer cells are high ATP users, thus inhibiting ATP will create a situation of the cancer cells dying off or apoptosis (programmed cell death).
Chemo kills cancer cells faster than pawpaw causes apoptosis. But of course, chemo kills healthy cells too, creating more suffering and even killing the cancer patient. Acetogenins do not harm non-cancerous cells. So pawpaw and graviola are non-toxic cures. Although graviola has been tagged as "Brazilian paw paw", its products are considered inferior to paw paw for two reasons:
(1)Paw paw products that use McLaughlin's formula contain more acetogenins than graviola. And McLaughlin's technique involves harvesting the twigs at the right time to create standardized dosages in those paw paw products.
(2)Even more importantly, the acetogenin chemical structures in paw paw are much stronger. Those structures are double rings compared to single rings that are prevalent in graviola.
Is There Any Third Party Human Trial of Record?
The state of Nevada allows a physician or health practitioner to perform informal clinical trials with unapproved remedies on terminal cancer patients who have already tried the Medical Mafia's routine of cut, burn, or poison.
In Reno, Nevada, James W. Forsythe, MD, associated with McLaughlin in 2002 and 2003 to test paw paw on cancer patients that fit those Nevada state law guidelines. Considering the condition of stage IV cancer patients who have been treated by mainstream medicine, the fact that 13 of the first 20 tried beat their cancer with pawpaw is impressive.
Further testing has produced great results with no side effects. Additionally, other health issues were handled with the cancer patients using paw paw as well. There are even reports of success with Lyme Disease using standardized pawpaw.
[Editor`s Note: NaturalNews is strongly against the use of all forms of animal testing. We fully support implementation of humane medical experimentation that promotes the health and well being of all living creatures.]
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