Soursop/Graviola

Soursop Tea

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Known in Jamaica as Soursop. Scientific name Graviola/Guanabana The leaves of the Soursop {Graviola) tree has been used in Jamaica for its medicinal properties for many years. The leaves of the Soursop are brewed to treat inflamed mucus membranes or to facilitate the discharge of mucus from the nose, throat and lungs. Locals use the leaves to help regulate blood sugar for patients with diabetes, to treat cough, flu and asthma.

In recent years many studies have been done to determine the real medicinal benefits of Soursop. Scientific research has confirmed, what Jamaicans have known for many year, that Soursop has a multitude of benefits, for ailments of all kinds.

 

In 1976, a study was made on Guanabana as a possible cure for cancer. This study was conducted by the National Cancer Institute. The results were quite astounding. It was found that among the graviola benefits include its ability to eliminate cancer cells in the body using the leaves and stems of the tree. It was found that it had an ingredient that was 10,000 times more potent than chemo. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York also confirms that graviola, particularly graviola extract, does have beneficial elements including anti-rheumatic, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and helps to stop vomiting.

 

Other Known Graviola Benefits

Aside from what we’ve mentioned above, other soursop benefits include:

1. Stronger immune system

Soursop has a lot of excellent properties that are necessary to keep your immune system strong. These properties kill free radicals and ensure your immune system is at optimum health so it can effectively perform its functions such as warding off diseases.

2. Regular bowel movements

Graviola is rich in fiber which means that when you consume it regularly, you can expect regular bowel movements. With graviola, you don’t have to worry about constipation and hemorrhoids.

3. Increased energy

Soursop has properties that keep your body active and energized so you won’t feel lethargic all day.

4. Osteoporosis prevention

Soursop is rich in calcium and phosphorous to help strengthen the bones and prevent bone and joint diseases such as osteoporosis.

5. Heart disease and nerve disease prevention

 

Because soursop can aid in proper blood circulation, boost metabolism and prevent damage to your nerves, you will have a better functioning heart and your nervous system will also be less likely to get damaged as you grow older.

Although there has not been enough scientific evidence to back up some claims, it’s been widely believed that soursop leaves can also treat gout by lowering the uric acid in the body. Simply boil 6 – 10 leaves with 2 cups of water and drink one cup twice a day. For those suffering from back pain and rheumatism, you can benefit from the use of graviola extract obtained from its leaves, by drinking it hot once a day. Soursop is also believed to help prevent infection by inhibiting the growth of viruses, bacteria and parasites.
 

What Makes Graviola So Beneficial to the Body?

To understand why there are dozens of graviola benefits, you have to know the composition of this plant. First of all, the soursop fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin B1, B2, and C. It also has potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorous and magnesium. The stem, bark and leaves are rich in antioxidants particularly Coenzyme Q10 to fight inflammation, eliminate free radicals, and ensure your body is functioning at optimum levels.

When you take a look at all the good things present in graviola, it’s easy to see why people are eating the fruit, boiling the leaves and even taking graviola capsules. In many ways, the plant makes people healthy and improve their quality of life.

Jamaica Valley ™ soursop teabags are one of the most potent graviola leaf extracts available on the market. Each teabag contains 100% Jamaican soursop leaves. When you choose Jamaica Valley ™   Soursop teabags , you know you are getting all the wondrous benefits of the soursop leaf.

JAMAICA VALLEY DISTRIBUTORS LTD 

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