According to Dr. J. Mclaughen a Professor of ‘Pharmacognosy’ at Purdue University a certain compound found in pawpaw fruit has healing properties. The unique compound ‘annonaceous acetogenins’ has been tested in laboratory trials and was found to possess potent fighting properties against cancer cells. Acetogenin – (a natural fatty substance) varied in potency during different seasons and higher levels of it were found in the twigs of the shrub.
Dr. J. Mclaughen who has researched Pawpaw as a potential medicine for 25 years and developed Pawpaw in supplement form. The fruit has around 8 different varieties and it is only the variety ‘Asimina triloba’ that has the special compound ‘Acetogenin’.
Can I purchase Pawpaw?
Yes you can buy it in capsule form online – but be careful where you buy it from as many companies claim that their products contain the unique compound found in Pawpaw, but they are likely to be weaker versions of the official Pawpaw product called ‘Pawpaw cell-Reg’.