Soursop, also known as graviola, is a fruit native to the forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. The fruit of an evergreen broad leaved tree, almost every part of this fruit is useful with amazing medicinal properties.
Soursop leaves are the most beneficial parts of this amazing fruit. These medicinal leaves contain the Acetoginin containing the compounds bulatacin, asimisin and squamosin. Scientific research conducted by The National Cancer Institute shows that soursop leaves effectively attack and destroy cancer cells. Additionally, soursop leaves are used to treat several other diseases.
Soursop leaves provide a natural source of vitamins and minerals, including:
● Healthy Fats
● Vitamin A
● Vitamin B
Health Benefits of Soursop Leaves
Soursop leaves have been used for hundreds of years to treat many common illnesses.
These medicinal leaves can be brewed into a tea to help prevent cancer, promote heart health, promote digestive health, boost circulation, boost the immune system, and promotes healthy skin.
Prevents Cancer – Soursop leaves contain acetogenins, a powerful group of antibiotics that are known to prevent cancer. Studies conducted by the National Cancer Society have shown positive results in connection with throat, lung, breast and cervical cancers, as well as leukaemia. Positive results range from shutting down the energy production
capacity of cancer cells to causing apoptosis in these mutated cells.
Promotes Heart Health – High potassium levels in soursop leaves help to significantly lower blood pressure. For individuals with hypertension, soursop tea provides a natural way to lower strain on the heart which reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack.
Promotes Digestion – The presence of calcium in soursop leaves helps the body absorb iron more effectively, while the antimicrobial effects of this tea also help balance the micro-flora environment of the stomach promoting gut health.
Boosts Circulation – Soursop leaves contain high levels of iron which helps to stimulate the circulatory system and boost energy throughout the body. Iron is a key element of red blood cells, which delivers energy to our organ systems and tissues – optimizing metabolic activity.
Boosts the Immune System – Soursop leaves contain high levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells and acts as an antioxidant seeking out free radicals. This helps to reduce the chances of oxidative stress in the tissues and organs of the body.
Naturalike Soursop Leaves
At Naturalike, we source all of our soursop leaves directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver. Enjoy!
Recipe for Soursop Tea
Soursop tea can be easily brewed in the comforts of your home. Unlike other teas, the potency of these leaves is very strong so don’t need many to brew a few cups of tea.
● 6 soursop leaves (fresh or dried)
● 4 cups of water (filtered)
● 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar to taste
Step 1 – Bring the water to a boil in a pot.
Step 2 – Add the soursop leaves to the boiling water reduce heat to a simmer.
Step 3 – Steep for approximately 15 minutes.
Step 4 – Remove the pot from heat.
Step 5 – Strain the mixture into a teacup or teapot.