Soursop (Annona muricata) is a new hope for cancer patients, experts say that is stronger than chemotherapy and spares the healthy cells.
It is believed that it treats diseases such as hypertension, arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer. Tea prepared of the leaves from the tree speeds up the metabolism. See what else you should know about soursop…
Soursop fruit is also known as apple anona, guanábana and graviola. It is most common in Central and South America and in the Caribbean. It is a tree with a height of about 6 meters.
Fruits have interesting appearance – green, covered with short, soft spines. The fruit is heavy – varies between 2 and 6 kg. Inside is meaty, with small black seeds.
The taste of the fruit is special. The fruit is like a combination of strawberry and pineapple with a hint of citrus. The fruit can be consumed raw or as juice. Tea can be made from the leaves, which is used to treat liver problems and diabetes. In Africa, this fruit is used even today as analgesic and as an effective cure for child fever. The infusion of the leaves and the bark is suitable for aromatic tea against depression and to lose weight.
Health Benefits of Soursop
It is rich in vitamins C, B1 and B2. This makes it particularly useful fruit in the season of colds and flu. The leaves of soursop are rich with potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron.
According to traditional medicine in Central and South America, helps to regulate the blood sugar and high blood pressure. Locals believe that consuming raw soursop fruit and freshly squeezed juice responds well against arthritis and osteoporosis. If you regularly drink infusion of soursop leaves in fall, the flu will not caught up you in winter.
Soursop in a Treatment of Cancer
Besides all the health benefits it is believed that it can cure cancer. Several years ago, come forth that the extract from the leaves of soursop can cure various types of cancer. The fruit is very popular in Peru. Patients suffering from cancer eat soursop and drink tea from the leaves of the tree as an adjunct to the chemotherapy. Qualities of soursop to treat cancer are still not confirmed by science.
In 1976 a study has been conducted, which proves that contains a chemical that is a 1000 times stronger than that used in chemotherapy. In the Philippines, even a food supplement is developed made from extract of soursop. It is important to emphasize that it is a fruit that has yet to be submitted to various tests and examinations. Let’s hope that future studies will confirm the anticancer effect of this fruit and will bring new hope to those suffering from the plague of the 21st century.
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