Also known as graviola, soursop (Annona muricata) is a large prickly, heart shaped green coloured fruit growing in tropical regions. It is covered with ridges on the outside and has a soft juicy flesh inside. Due to its creamy texture, it is often used in beverages, ice creams and other sweet foods. The skin of the fruit is inedible but the white fleshy part is quite nutritious as are the leaves. The seeds should never be eaten as they are toxic in nature
The soursop fruit is known for its medicinal value. It contains certain natural compounds with medicinal benefits which make it beneficial for the treatment of various ailments. Recently, it has gained popularity due to the fact that it can kill cancer cells up to 10000 times more effectively than chemotherapy drugs, that too without side effects. In addition to the fruit, the leaves, root, bark and seeds have been incorporated in traditional remedy for centuries. Soursop extracts have therapeutic value.
Benefits of Soursop Leaves
According to a study conducted by experts from Purdue University in the United States stated that this soursop leaf content is very good for the treatment of various diseases, especially cancer. In the study proves that soursop leaves can inhibit cancer cell growth. Some types of cancer that can be treated are breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and 12 other types of cancer.
The procedure to make it is: take old soursop leaves and boil with 3 cups of water. Leave until remaining one cup of water, drink 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
Hair and and Skin Problems
Make a tea from the leaves using boied water, cool and apply to hair as a rinse (good for head lice, breakage and dandruff.
Mash soursop leaves into a paste to treat skin issuse such as eczema and acne.
Also beneficial for such conditions as below to name a few:
Immuns System Booster
Arthritis and Gout
Disorder of the blood and Organs