Soursop, or also known as Graviola, is an exotic fruit known for its unique taste that many people say is a cross between strawberries and pineapple. Sounds delicious! But besides being tasty, this fruit possesses amazing medicinal properties.
The bark, leaves, and root of the soursop tree have been used for treating and preventing a variety of health problems for hundreds of years now. In this particular article, we will put a spotlight on the leaves of the soursop 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.
What’s gout – well, gout is a condition characterized by inflamed and painful joints, in particular, the joints in the feet and hands. Consumption of tea made from boiling soursop leaves can help relieve this condition. This natural remedy for gout works like a miracle because it helps in flushing out uric acid from the blood, the main reason behind this painful condition.
Treat infections of the Urinary Tract
Urinary infections are usually caused by a bacterial infection of the kidneys, ureters, urethra, and urinary bladder. This tea will help you fight the bacteria.
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.
Soursop leaves can also be used to treat eczema. The best thing about using these leaves is that they don’t come with any unfavorable side effects like most topical steroids do, especially when they are used for extended periods of time. To fight eczema, simply follow the procedure above on making a poultice out of soursop leaves. Apply the poultice liberally on areas of the body affected by eczema to benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties.
It has been proven to be a perfect alternative treatment for cancer. There are health experts who claim that the leaves of soursop tree are even 1,000 times more effective that chemo in the fight against 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.