The fruit of the Soursop is delicious on its own.
It can be used to flavor ice cream, sorbets and candy. Soursop makes
a wonderful smoothie - add milk, ice, Soursop fruit pulp with the
seeds removed. Puree until mixture is smooth and creamy about 2
minutes this makes a nutritious cool drink.
Health benefits of Soursop fruit
Soursop is a good source of soluble dietary fiber
(3 g% or 8% of RDA) which helps lower absorption of cholesterol
in the gut. The pulp of soursop aids in the clearing of the digestive
tract, and promotes efficiently-working small and large intestines.
Soursop is very rich in vitamin-C a powerful natural
antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the human
body develop resistance against infectious agents including colds
and the flu virus.
Soursop is a good source of B-complex vitamins,
especially vitamin B-6 (20% of daily-recommended levels.) High levels
of B-complex vitamins calm down nervous irritability, tension, and
Soursop has high potassium level in the body helps
control heart rate and blood pressure, and thus, counters bad influences
of sodium. It also contains more minerals weight per weight than
many common fruits like apples, being rich in copper, magnesium,
iron and manganese.
Soursop fruit and leaves can be used for treating
gastrointestinal diseases such as stomach pains, diarrhea.
The seeds of the Soursop have been proven to contain
properties used in the treatment of vomiting.
Soursop has been encouraged as a ‘heart-friendly
food’ as research has indicated that the fruit is low in sodium,
saturated fat and cholesterol. Soursop is also very high in and
Potassium, stabilizing blood pressure.
Soursop has been found to be a potent uterine stimulant.
Therefore, it should be avoided during pregnancy.
Health benefits of Soursop
1.Treatment of Cancer:
Soursop leaves can inhibit cancer cells and
cure cancer more quickly and effectively than chemotherapy
which results in several side effects besides being expensive.
In fact, research has proved that Soursop has an active
ingredient that is 10000 times stronger than chemotherapy
in fighting cancer cells.
Soursop selectively kills only cancer cells without
harming the healthy and normal ones. Soursop has also been found
to be very effective in treating the side-effects of chemotherapy.
Soursop leaves can treat different types of cancers including prostate,
lung and breast cancers.
10 Soursop leaves in 3 cups of water until only one cup of water
remains, strain and cool it and drink this concoction every morning
for 3-4 weeks to determine improvement in the condition.
2. Treatment of Gout: Wash 10 Soursop
mature leaves, boil the leaves in 2 cups of water and simmer until
one cup of water remains. This concoction should be taken twice
a day. Brew some soursop tea and use as a foot soak.
3. Treatment of Back Pain: Boil
20 Soursop leaves in 5 cups of water until only 3 cups of water
are left. Drink 1 cup of Soursop Tea once a day.
4. Treatment of Eczema and Rheumatism: Mashes
the Soursop leaves until they become smooth and apply on the areas
affected by pain twice a day.
5. Treatment of Diabetes: The nutrients
in Soursop leaves are believed to stabilize blood sugar levels in
the normal range.
6. Boosts the Immune System and Prevents
Infections: Boil 1 Soursop leaf in 4 cups of water until
one cup remains, drinks once in a day .
7. Treatment of Boils: Soursop
leaves are a natural remedy to cure ulcers. Pick some young soursop
leaves and place them on the ulcers.
8. Treatment of Eczema: Mash a
few Soursop leaves and apply it on the affected areas twice a daily.
9. Get rid of Lice: Make a Soursop
tea from the leaves and use it as a hair shampoo.
10. Treating blood disorders: Soursop
is rich in iron, teas made from Soursop leaves are great for treating
11.Disorders of the organs: Soursop
leaf tea can treat gall bladder problems, liver ailments, and it
can even lower glucose levels in diabetics by stimulating increased
insulin production in the pancreas.
12. Immune system booster: Soursop
tea can boost the immune system, reducing colds etc. Some even think
it will slow the progress of AIDS.
This information is intended solely for the general information
of the reader. The contents is not intended to offer personal medical
advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is
not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified
health professional. Please consult your health care provider for
any advice on medications.
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