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.
1. Strengthen the Immune System
If you are suffering from fly, colds, cough or some infection you should make a tea from soursop leaves and boost your immune system.
2. Treat Infections of the Urinary tract
The previous mentioned is about the bacterial infection of the urethra, urinary bladder, ureters and the most important, the kidneys. The tea which can be made with this leaves are known to be very helpful in curing these infections.
3. Gout Treatment
In cane you have painful and swollen joints, especially the ones in the feet and hand, this tea is the best shot! This condition can be quite relieved by this tea!
4. Treat Rheumatism
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.
5. Treats Eczema
If you have eczema apply soursop leaves poultice on the affected areas and they with their anti-inflammatory properties will treat the issue.
6. Fight Cancer
The best alternative cancer treatment and healing is the leaves of soursop, especially the tea which is made by it, even though there is not any medical confirmation and evidence. Furthermore, the best thing is that it is cheaper and more effective than the chemotherapy. It is the best against lung and prostate cancers.
The tea is very easy to make. You just need to chop 10 soursop leaves and boil them in three cups of water. Then, turn off the stove when about 2/3 of the water evaporates and only 1/3 remains. When it is cooled off, is the best for using.