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The Benefits of Soursop Tea

Health Benefits of Soursop leaf tea

Can Soursop really treat Cancer?

Soursop fruit

Soursop leaf tea or Graviola tea has gained a lot of attention over the last few years. Soursop is a tropical tree that produces a delicious prickly green fruit with white custard-like flesh. The taste is a combination of sweet pineapple, banana with hints of a strawberry.

Latin American tribal cultures have been using all parts of the Graviola tree as medicine for centuries.

Soursop has been found to be anti-bacterial, anti-cancerous, anti-seizure, anti-fungal, and anti-tumorous. It may lower blood pressure, help treat insomnia as well as regulate diabetes and reduce fever.

Although no clinical human studies have been done, test tube and animal experiments have shown the use of soursop leaves to slow cancer growth. The research suggests it may have value in fighting lung, breast, prostate, skin, pancreas and liver cancers. Studies have also shown wound-healing, painkilling, and antioxidant effects.

Suggested use:

Add 6-8 leaves in flash boiled 1 liter of water, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes, sweeten with honey or add lemon if desired. Serve hot or cold. 

Use Soursop leaves in moderation! Repeated use of Graviola may cause liver and kidney toxicity and the side effects of soursop may include movement disorders and similar to Parkinson’s disease.

So enjoy Soursop tea to maintain immune system function, support healthy cell function and to relax.