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Sunday, September 2, 2012

2 Benefit of Soursop Leaves

There are so a lot of plants which are located around us, but unfortunately sometimes we do not know and aware the benefits from those plants. There is one fruit which is quite delicious, the name of that fruit is Soursop. It has white flesh and fibrous texture. A lot of people love this fruit because of its sweetness as well as soft texture. it turns out that there is one part of it which is very beneficial to our health.

Out there, there are so many experts did some research to uncover the truth of the efficacy of soursop leaves for health. From the research conducted, it was found that soursop leaves contain a variety of compounds including protein, fructose, fat, calcium, vitamins A and B. Those compounds have many benefit for health.

benefit of soursop

Soursop is a unique fruit. Outer skin like a Durian, but the texture is a little bit mushy. It has green skin, green flesh, and black seeds. Seeds of Soursop is a little bit similar to Apple, but little bit greater. Soursop has a pretty varied taste, like the sweet and sour taste. Usually, the fruit is widely used for juice. However, if you want to make juice, it takes diligence and patience in removing the seeds from its flesh.

Soursop plants itself actually comes from the Caribbean islands (the United States). That plants entered Indonesia through the colonial (Dutch East Indies) in the 19th century. These plants can be grown almost anywhere, but it would be best if grown in the ground water.

Soursop name is taken from the word 'zuurzak' (Dutch), but the Indonesian always called it with 'Sirsak'. Usually the peoples consume Soursop's flesh, but it turn out that the leaves also can be used to treat gout.

In the years before '70, the scientists had studied in proving efficacious of soursop extract which is better than chemotherapy. Even some research open the fact that soursop leaf extract can slow cancer growth. The National Cancer Institute has conducted scientific research in 1976 and its results stated that the stems and leaves of the soursop effectively attack and destroy cancer cells. Extract of the soursop tree is also believed to increase the body's energy, protect the immune system, can also prevent deadly infections.

A study at Purdue University shows that the Graviola leaves (soursop leaves) can kill cancer cells effectively, particularly cancer cells like prostate, pancreas, and lungs.

Quoting from Prof. Dr. Made Astawan, Lecturer Department of Food Technology and Nutrition from IPB that Soursop has many benefits. It contains substances that can ward off gout, hypertension, osteoporosis, and can also create agelessly. The other benefits are to increase endurance, healing hemorrhoids, and improving the digestion of food.

In addition to treating cancer, it turns out that soursop leaves can also be used to lower uric acid levels.

benefit of graviola
Soursop Tree

If you have rheumatic diseases, please do not have to worry anymore, because soursop leaves can also be used to cure that disease. Let us take a few leaves of the soursop then mash it until smooth. Then, stick it on the part of your body which is affected.

Limit of normal sugar levels is in the range of 70 mg to 120 mg / dL. Soursop leave is believed to reduce and stabilize blood sugar levels into the normal range. Therefore, the experts reported that soursop leaf is very good for diabetics. As we discussed earlier, soursop leaf contains various important compound needed by the body. However, from a number of studies, the new compounds are also be found in the Annonaceae acetogenin that benefits for cancer patients.

For Prevention

For prevention, it is advisable to drink Soursop juice often. And for the healing purpose, you can boil 10 pieces of old soursop leaves (dark green) into 3 cups boiling water. Leave it until evaporated and make it only has 1 cup left. Please drink that 1 cup of water two times each day. After drinking, the body will feel the effects of heat, similar to the effects of chemotherapy.


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