By now I'm sure you've heard of all the wonderful benefits of Soursop from Facebook, health concious friends and Google. But, what are the real facts about this wonderful herb that seems to have come out of no where.
Soursop has not actually came out of thin air (duh) but has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries. In Africa, South America, the Caribbean and Southern Asia, Soursop has been used as a treatment for ailments in many from the time of birth. While the leaves of the Soursop are our subject, the fruit is very tasty as well and is used to treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness.
Soursop has become more relevant in the last years due to the increase of intrest in healthy living and eating. Who can blame us though, in this age where everyone is getting cancer, overweight and just plain sick. The benefits of Soursop are so vast its no wonder that many are calling it a miracle herb. And while it is natural and comes in the form of leaves, it is very powerful and not to be used lightly. In fact, seeping 3-4 leaves in a cup is enough to reap the benefits. They are so powerful the same leaves can also be used again. Excessive amounts of leaves can also be toxic. The older the leaves, the more of the disease fighting compounds and extracts they contain. Many of the benefits are listed below;
Detoxification of the body
Cleanses the liver
Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth
Strenghtens Immune functions
Rids body of Worms & Fungi
Stimulates Seratonin Receptors (may provide anti-depressive benifits)
Lowers blood pressure
Soursop is a great additive to your diet and can be used as a preventative medicine and also as a healing tool. It can be easily added to your diet by seeping the leaves (pouring boiling water over them & letting them sit), making them into capsules, using them for cooking or putting them into smoothies. And of course if you are really interested in your health, watching your diet and making sure you get lots of organic fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts and water will also ensure you are doing everything you can to live a preventative lifestyle. The Soursop tea is beneficial along with this!
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