Soursop is a tasty fruit with a truly unique taste. If you have tasted this exotic fruit you may be forgiven for thinking its strawberry or maybe pineapple, well the truth is it tastes like both actually.
This fruit has its health benefits as it has great antibacterial and antioxidant properties. However, our attention actually turns to the tree as it has been proven that its bark, leaves and roots are highly medicinal and beneficial to our health. This tree has been used for hundreds of years in the treatment of a variety of ailments and researchers have now been able to capitalize on the health benefits this tree presents.
Drink Soursop leaves tea
This fruit has great medicinal properties and the consumption of its leaves as a tea can be very beneficial to your health.
Get about 10 soursop leaves and chop them up
– Put them in a pan and add about 3 cups of water
– Place the pan on a stove and allow to boil till there is about a third of water left
– Take off the pan from the stove and allow to cool at room temperature
– Drink the tea first thing in the morning before breakfast and on an empty stomach
Soursop leaves helps in combating cancer
Reasearchers believe that the leaves of this tree are effective in the treatment of cancer such as breast, lung and prostate cancer. They are readily available; they have no side effects and are cost effective unlike conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy which is expensive and comes with terrible side effects and complications.
Get rid of gout with soursop tea
Soursop leaves have anti-inflammatory properties which is excellent in combating gout which basically means that your joints are inflamed and this can be very painful. The tea helps to provide relief by getting rid of uric acid in your blood; it is this excessive uric acid that causes gout.
Soursop tea is great for fighting urinary tract infection (UTI)
The tea helps to flush out unwanted bacteria in the urinary tract as it has excellent antibacterial properties. It cleanses the bladder, ureter, urethra and kidneys. Taking this tea regularly will help rid your body of this difficult to deal with ailment.
Soursop tea combats rheumatism
Also take care of rheumatism using this tea. The pains in your joints will be instantly relieved with regular use because of its anti-inflammatory benefits. You can also make a poultice out of the soursop leaves and this can be applied topically to relieve muscular and joint pains. You can do this by boiling the soursop leaves, then mash them and apply to the troubled spot at least twice a day.
Soursop tea also boosts our body’s immune system
This tea has antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties which help to cleanse our body of unwelcomed infections like the common cold and flu. It also takes care of opportunistic infections that can lower our immune system.
Fight skin infections like eczema
Treat eczema with boiled and mashed soursop leaves. The anti-inflammatory properties will also help to prevent acne and because it is a natural remedy you can be assured that there are no side effects unlike off-the counter topical steroids.
Soursop tea is good in the treatment of diabetes
In the treatment of type 2 diabetes this tea has been known to be quite effective. It helps by promoting insulin sensitivity in our body cells enabling them use up the glucose in our body and hence significantly lower the sugar in our blood. Regular consumption of this tea will help diabetics tremendously.
This fruit is indeed a great miracle worker and the tea you can derive from its leaves when taken regularly can leave you healthy all year round and greatly improve your lifestyle.
Source: Health Digezt