As more and more people turn to alternative sources of medicine that are not comprised of man-made chemicals, many natural substances are gaining popularity. Among these is a natural material known as Soursop. Soursop is a broad-leafed evergreen, flowering tree with fruit that looks like an over-inflated cross between a green apple and a pineapple, which can grow up to fifteen pounds. It is native to Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia where it is grown commercially for the making of juice, sorbet, ice cream, candy, and smoothies (the fruit has the taste of pineapple mixed with strawberries). The entire tree – leaves, fruit, bark, and root – is valued for its medicinal properties that have been used to treat an incredible number of ailments, maladies, and diseases, ranging from backaches to cancer. The benefits of soursop are truly worth considering, and below are just a few.
Sour Sop Leaf Tea
- 3-4 Sour Sop leaves
- Hot Water
- To start off, boil three to four sour sop leaves in a small pot of water.
- After it is finished boiling, let these leaves sit in the water overnight, to maximize the amount of mango extract left in the water.
- Strain the leaves and drink the remaining solution first thing in the morning.
- Drinking it on an empty stomach ensures that you will absorb as much of the mango leave’s diabetes-fighting nutrients as possible.
15 surprising benefits of Soursop leaves that you may have not known:
lowers blood pressure
Soothes back pain
Boosts the Immune System
Boosts Gastrointestinal Health
Regulates Bowel Movement
Deals with Depression
Promotes Healthy Hair
Eases Respiratory Distress
Boosts Skin Health
Protects the Heart
Fights Fever and Keeps Body Temperature Low