Soursop is rich in ascorbic acid (vitamin C), carbohydrates, amino acids, niacin, fibers, riboflavin, calcium, iron, phosphorus and thiamine. Below you can read about some of the beneficial properties of soursop.
This fruit is also rich in carbohydrates, particularly fructose. It is rich in numerous vitamins: C, B1, B6 etc. The leaves, seeds and fruit are used in the herbal medicine especially in regions where it is grown.
The National Cancer Institute has proven that Soursop leaves are extremely effective against cancer cells. They are also used against other diseases as well. Find out which:
The immune system of the cancer patients, who consumed Soursop tea during chemo was not affected not weakened, unlike the immune system of the patients who didn’t drink this tea. Soursop is able to fight against cancer cells without damaging the healthy ones. So people who suffer from this lethal disease should drink this tea.
Soursop tea is prepared from its leaves and stems. As it attacks the cancer cells only, side-effects as nausea, weight loss and hair loss do not appear.
You just need to boil 10 soursop leaves in 3 cups of water until one cup of the tea remains, then strain the mixture and wait until it cools. Drink it every morning for 3-4 weeks.
Soursop leaves are also quite effective in lowering the blood sugar level. That is why diabetics should drink it. Diabetes is a common metabolic disorder which is triggered by numerous factors as chronic hyperglycemia and disorders in the carbohydrate level, fats and protein. Diabetes is actually an increased blood sugar level.
Older people usually suffer from rheumatic diseases. Soursop leaves are effective against arthritis pain. To prepare the mixture, you need to crush the soursop leaves until they become smooth. Then apply on the painful body areas due to arthritis and eczema. Apply this treatment two times a day.
More Health benefits of Soursop leaves
Chemotherapy causes low blood count. Soursop is rich in iron and can improve the RBC count. It also contains riboflavin which is proven to help against headaches. Thiamine boosts the energy level and cooper maintains the bone health as it helps in the absorption of calcium from the food.
Soursop juice is recommended for people who suffer from liver diseases. It also helps against urethra inflammation.
Soursop tea is used in the treatment of gallbladder diseases and the fibrous flesh of soursop helps in improving digestion. Cancer patients usually suffer from constipation and poor digestion due to strong remedies and chemotherapy. Soursop is also used to alleviate back and joint pain as well as pain due to arthritis and rheumatism.