My wife was diagnosed with Stage IV NSCLC in December of 2012. She has had standard chemotherapy and radiation. She also takes paw paw and is doing remarkably well on it. I'm surprised that more cancer survivors aren't aware of this phenomenal treatment. The reason most cancers return is because cells become "MDR" -- multiple drug resistant. Paw paw is the ONLY treatment, as far as I have learned, that kills these cells. It is not a poison, like chemo. It attacks the mitochondria-- the mechanisms in cells that provide their energy to survive. Her oncologist has been pretty much amazed. This extract from the paw paw tree works alone or alongside chemotherapy. It has been known to work on all types of cancer. It's not a vitamiin supplement, but a cancer-killing (cytotoxic) substance, with virtually no side effects. There have been clinical trials and over 30 years of study--it's not some crackpot cure. It's not expensive, maybe $40-50 per month. I would urge anyone with cancer to investigate. There is a lot of information on the Internet, notably at .
Pet Health Supplements: Paw-Portunity Knocks | Nutritional Outlook
Due to research--mainly by Dr. Jerry McLaughlin at Purdue University--paw paw was used in a role as a natural pesticide. (Go to our article page to read more on this topic.) One natural supplement company actually marketed it in a specialized lice remover shampoo. Although the product was considered to be very successful in its application, it was only sold through its field distribution via direct marketing--not through retail outlets. This was responsible for low sales, and thus the company eventually stopped production. However, if the application of lice removal shampoo is of interest to you, we have obtained the formula for the shampoo and can make it available to you as long as it is for personal use only and not commercial gain. See our page for this request.
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The use of the paw paw extract, however, did not stop there. In 2003, the same supplement company (who has the license of the standardized paw paw extract) started using it in an anti-parasite package that included the use of other herbs. Simultaneously, although the company did not market the product as such (due to FDA regulations), it was used by individuals and some physicians to fight cancer because of information made available in technical and scholastic publications concerning the research of Dr. Jerry McLaughlin.
Particular Paws | Pet Supplements and Products
Some unscrupulous (as well as some well-meaning--but uninformed) companies and their vendors attempt to pass off a graviola supplement product as equivalent to paw paw. In fact, some companies go so far as to call their product "Paw Paw"--attempting to capitalize on the good name of paw paw--even at times justifying their deception by saying that graviola is sometimes called "Brazilian paw paw." Graviola is also known by other names, such as "guanabana" and "soursop".Technical Abstract: Annonaceous acetogenins extracted from the paw paw tree [Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal] are natural pesticides, and patents have been granted for their development as commercial pesticides. Their primary mode of action is the disruption of cellular respiration, which explains their broad-spectrum bioactivity against at least 15 species of arthropods and nematodes. Acetogenins (2000 ppm) dissolved in a 9.5% ethanol extract were highly bioactive against green peach aphids, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), rapidly killing 100% of nymphs and apterous adults, faster than the microbial-based insecticide, spinosad. The extract and spinosad were equally effective at inducing mortality for larval blueberry gall midges, Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson). Toxicity of acetogenins compared favorably to malathion and topical applications were also more effective than phosmet for knocking down aphids and gall midges of varying ages. New classes of pesticides, like Annonaceous acetogenins, are needed to replace or supplement organophosphate and carbamate insecticides in IPM programs. The acetogenins are unusual among many natural insecticides in that they have broad pesticidal activity, induce rapid mortality, and have a complex mode of action that helps to thwart insecticidal resistance.