According to WebMD, Graviola (soursop) is very powerful fruit on treating infections by bacteria and parasites including leishmaniasis, a disease spread through the bite of sand fleas, coughs, fleas, and cancer. It is also used by someone to help them relax.
The graviola leaves are very powerful as a cancer prevention. There was a study published in the journal “Cancer Letters” about the graviola’s impact on the pancreatic cancer. Graviola stopped the cancerous pancreatic tumor cells from reproducing and causing them to die. It is suggested by researches to use graviola as a natural medicine to prevent or treat cancer. Also it might be beneficial for treatment of skin cancer.
Treating Viral Infections
In traditional medicine graviola leaves are used to treat viral infections. In May 1998, in “The Journal of Ethnopharmacology” an article was published was found that this leaves prevented the herpes simplex virus. This virus is transmitted through sexual contact or kissing.
As the University of Maryland Medical Center claims, up to 90 percent of the population from the US are exposed to a form of virus which has no cure. The symptoms can be reduced by some anti-viral medications. There is needed more research to be done on what is the role of graviola in treating or preventing herpes.
As it was written in an article published in the “International Journal of Molecular Sciences” in May 2010, using graviola leaves, can reduce swelling and pain. There were used mices with burned paws, giving them graviola. Those mices who used graviola leaves had less swelling and less pain. Yet, it is needed more research to be done in order to define the safety and efficacy of this in humans.
Depending on the user’s age and health, the dosage of graviola is specified. There are still not enough information to define the appropriate dosage of graviola.
Make sure to consult a pharmacist or physician or some other healthcare professional before using the product labels.
Possible Side Effects
DON’T EAT THE FRUIT: According to a case-control study in the French West Indies it can lead to movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease,
There is still no human dosage for graviola established yet. Supplementing it for a longer time or in a higher dose might damage the myelin sheath by disrupting normal function of the nerves.
Because of compounds called alkaloids which are present in this plant, movement disorders can be occurred. These symptoms are alike those of Parkinson’s disease.
Before taking a graviola leaf or drinking a soursop tea, talk with a doctor.
How to Make Soursop Tea
- Boil 1l of water, take 15 soursop dry leaves and 1 small stem, cut the leaves into small pieces and put them into the boiling water.
- Boil the water on small flame for 30 minutes, until the water evaporates to 500 ml.
- Now the tea is ready do drink.
- Drink 1 cup (165ml) filtered soursop tea cold or hot, 3 times every day, morning, afternoon and in the evening
- To make the taste better add 1/2 spoon of lime juice, 2 pudina leafs and add some honey.
After taking the drink, your body might feel heat but not side effects. In order to cold your body you can take 3 glasses of fresh watermelon juice and drink 3 glasses of goats milk every day. After 2 weeks you will feel the benefits of soursoup and in 4 weeks all improvements will be felt clearly.
Note: It is important to drink soursop tea 30 minutes before you eat.