Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broad leaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical climates.  It’s flavor is described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavor notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana.
Soursop leaves are the most beneficial part of this tree. They have Acetoginin containing compounds namely bulatacin, Asimisin, & Squamosin. Acetoginin acts as an anti-feedent. Scientific research conducted by The National Cancer Institute has proved that Soursop Leaves can effectively attack & destroy cancer cells.

Soursop Leaves are rich in Protein, Calcium, Fructose, Fat, Vitamin A & B.

It's health benefits and some tips on how to use it include:

Treatment of Cancer

Soursop leaves can inhibit cancer cells & cure cancr more quickly & effectively than chemotherapy. Research has proved that soursop has an active ingredient that is 10000 times stronger than Chemotherapy in fighting cancer cells. Boil 10 soursop leaves in 3 cups of water until only 1 cup of water remains, strain & cool it & drink this concoction every morning for a month depends on the severity of the condition.

Treatment of Uric Acid

Take 6-10 soursop leaves which are old but still green, wash them, boil in 2 cups of water & simmer until one cup of water remains. This concoction should be taken twice a day, morning & evening for maximum benefits.

Treatment of Back Pain

Boil 20 pieces of soursop leaves in 5 cups of water until 3 cups of water left. Drink 3/4 cup of this concoction once a day for relief.

Prevents Anemia

Soursop is rich in iron, is useful to the prevention of anemia.

Treatment of Eczema & Rheumatism & Boil

Make a paste of soursop leaves & apply on the affected area regularly twice a day.

Boosts the Immune systems & Prevents Infection

Vitamin C in soursop is an antioxidant vitamin that helps strengthen the immune system and helps prevent infections like urinary tract infection, cough and cold.

How to use it

Boil 4-5 Soursop leaves in 4 cups of water until 1 cup water remains & drink this concoction regularly once a day.

Other Benefits

Soursop Leaves are extremely effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria, virus, parasites & tumor development. Their healing properties make them capable of being used as an anti-seizure medication. They are also capable of reducing fever & lowering high blood pressure. They help in treating inflammation & swollen feet. They aid in digestion & improve appetite. Soursop leaf consumption on a regular basis helps in improving stamina & facilitating quick recovery from disease.

Get rid of Lice

Applying A Soursop Leaf Decoction on your hair can help you to get rid of head lice.

Good for the Liver: 

Soursop juice works great for liver disorders. It reduces the inflammation of the urethra and thus, can lower symptoms like painful urination.
Boosts Energy Levels: Soursop contains thiamine, a compound which improves energy levels.

Aids in Digestion

The fibrous flesh of soursop helps improve digestive health.

Prevents Leg Cramps

Potassium present in this fruit is known to be effective in preventing leg cramps.

Maintains Bone Health

Soursop contains copper, which promotes the absorption of calcium, a nutrient that is essential for good bone health.

Helps Heal Many Skin Ailments

The sap of Soursop’s leaves, or the flesh, can be applied topically to get rid of eczema, skin rash and swelling. Topical application promotes fast healing of wounds and prevents infections.
Source: Mrs Rekha Champaneria: Dietician & Diabetic Educator.
Reference and Picture Courtesy of:

Powered by Blogger.