Benefits of Guyabano
It’s High in Antioxidants
Many of the reported benefits of soursop are due to its high content of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are compounds that help neutralize harmful compounds called free radicals, which can cause damage to cells.
Some research shows that antioxidants could play a role in reducing the risk of several diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
One test-tube study looked at the antioxidant properties of soursop and found that it was able to protect against damage caused by free radicals.
Another test-tube study measured the antioxidants in soursop extract and showed that it helped prevent damage to cells. It also contained several plant compounds that act as antioxidants, including luteolin, quercetin, and tangeretin.
It May Help Kill Cancer Cells
Although most research is currently limited to test-tube studies, some studies that soursop could help drop cancer cells.
Another test-tube study looked at the effects of soursop extract on leukemia cells, which found to stop the growth and formation of cancer cells.
But, keep in mind that these are test-tube studies looking at a strong dose of soursop extract. Further studies need to look at how eating the fruit may affect cancer in humans.