Graviola is a tropical fruit that has been used as an herbal treatment for stomach ailments and fever The impressive health benefits of soursop include its ability to kill parasites, improve conditions, offer sedative qualities, reduce the risk of certain kinds of cancer, boost the immune system, soothe the stomach, and relieve pain. Leaves are also beneficial for diabetes.
Primary indication of diabetes is the content of glucose inside blood – the normal person without diabetes will have fasting blood sugar level at 70 to 100 mg/dl. While, after meal blood sugar level should be less than 140 mg/dl if taken 2 hours after the consumption of food.
The role of soursop leaves in diabetic patient is clear. Soursop leaves helps stabilize glucose level and maintain the glucose level in the range of 70 to 100 or 70 to 120 mg/dl which is considered normal range. Moreover, a lot of diabetes related disease such as amputation are caused because of untreated infection. Wound in diabetic patient is harder to be healed because of high-glucose content.
The way soursop leaves treat them are two prongs: one, the soursop leaves lower general glucose level and two, soursop leaves prevent infection by boosting immune system. As conclusion, soursop leaves are one of the best natural medicine to treat and manage diabetes.
Extensive research has been done on the unique organic compounds of soursop and it has been widely studied as an alternative way of reducing the risk of cancer. The acetogenins present in them are actually unique to the Annonaceae plant family, which is what makes them so fascinating. They can apparently cut off blood flow to foreign or non-normal cellular growths, and have already been positively associated with reducing the risk of breast, , prostate, and lung cancers.
While these traditional uses are powerful and effective, it is important to discuss any new additions to your health regiment with a trained medical professional. This is particularly pertinent in the case of its cancer-fighting potential. It is wise to seek out multiple opinions before developing your treatment profile. And as always, everything in moderation!
How to prepare Soursop tea
Boil 8oz of water
Add 3-5 soursop leaves
Steep 10-15 mins (the longer you steep the darker the water will turn)
Let cool & Drink
*you may add 1-2tbs of sea moss, a drop of agave and a squeeze of lime