Soursop, or Graviola, is a delicious, exotic fruit with a specific taste that is said to be a cross between pineapples and strawberries. However, apart from its marvelous taste, this fruit has extraordinary medicinal properties.
For centuries, the root, bark and leaves of the soursop tree have been used for treatment and prevention of numerous health issues. This article will focus on the properties of the leaves of this tree.
Strengthen the Immune System
Sometimes, if you frequently suffer from flu, cough, colds, infections and other diseases, it may indicate that you have a weakened immune system.
The regular use of tea from the soursop leaves will be a great way to boost it and prevent such issues. Moreover, you should also drink this tea in case you are already ill and you want to accelerate the healing process.
Gout is a condition which is manifested by painful and inflamed joints, especially the joints of the hands and feet.
However, the consumption of the soursop leaves tea will again alleviate this condition, and it will actually treat the main reason for the occurrence of gout, and it will flush out uric acid from the blood.
Treat infections of the Urinary Tract
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is manifested by a bacterial infection of the kidneys, ureters, urethra, and urinary bladder. The soursop tea has a strong effect against these infections and its regular consumption will effectively treat and prevent them.
Rheumatism leads to pain and swelling in the joint, and even muscles. However, in order to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), you can use the leaves of this miraculous tree, which have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
You should boil the soursop leaves, mash them and prepare a poultice that should be applied on the painful muscles and joints twice a day.
These leaves are also extremely effective in the case of eczema, as they do not cause any side-effects like other topical steroids, especially when used for a long time. The soursop leaves poultice can be used for the treatment of eczema as well. Just apply it on the affected areas and its anti-inflammatory properties will treat the issue.
This plant is promoted as an effective alternative cancer treatment, but it is not scientifically proven. Yet, experts claim that the leaves of the soursop tree are even 1,000 times more effective that chemo in the fight against cancer.
Moreover, they do not have any side-effects and complications. They are believed to be especially effective in the case of breasts, lung, and prostate cancer.
You should chop the soursop leaves, add them in 3 cups of water and boil them. As soon as 2/3 of the water evaporates, remove it from heat, leave it to cool down and consume it.