Even though the fruit Luo Han Guo (Siraitiagrosvenorii) is quite unfamiliar to the Western World, the Chinese people have used it for centuries to treat variety of diseases and health conditions, all from respiratory infections to digestive system-related health problems, thus giving it the nickname “The fruit of longevity”.
The fruit is great if you want to replace sugar with a healthier solution, plus it will reduce your level of bad cholesterol in the organism. What’s more, recent researches show that the fruit’s extract is able to fight cancer.
According to previous Japanese researches that were conducted a long time ago, certain substances in this fruit inhibit the growth of cells in experimental mice. After that, many researches were done in order to find out if that was true, and they all got the same results as the Japanese researches.
According to a recent Chinese study, a certain compound of this fruit triggers apoptosis in cancer cells and also prevents their cell cycle, while a previous research revealed that Luo Han Guo also possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, as well as anti-diabetic properties. Moreover, researches from the same study proved that mogroside V contains anti-oxidative properties.
Mogrosides are responsible for the sweet taste of the fruit while also being responsible for destroying cancer.
Unlike sugar that feeds cancer cells causing them to grow and spread, Luo Han Guo slows cancer down, and even eliminate.
According to researches, mogrosides belong in the group of cucurbitane glycosides compounds, which are present in the bitter melon, which has been proven to be effective when it comes to dealing with cancer.
If you’re looking for a low-calorie sweetener that can be found on the market, then this fruit is your best option.