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
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
microflora 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
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.
Step 6 – Add sweetener to taste and enjoy!