Soursop is an exotic fruit revered for its unique taste that many say is a cross between strawberry and pineapple. But did you know that the tree that bears this fruit possesses amazing medicinal properties? For hundreds of years now, the bark, leaves and root of the soursop tree have been used for treating and preventing an assortment of health problems.
Even the fruit itself is known to provide stupendous health benefits. For this particular article, let's put spotlight on the leaves of the soursop tree. Here are health benefits of soursop leaves.
Soursop leaves are effective against cancer
Proponents claim that the efficacy of soursop leaves in combating cancer cells is thousands of times better than chemotherapy. Soursop leaves are highly effective against breast, lung and prostate cancer. To make a serving tea out of soursop leaves, chop up 10 soursop leaves and boil them in 3 cups of water for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow it to cool and drink it.
They help put a stop to UTI
UTI stands for urinary tract infections. In other words, it's a condition that is characterized by the bacterial infection of the urethra, urinary bladder, ureters and kidneys. The consumption of tea made of soursop leaves is said to be effective against UTI .
Consuming soursop tea is good for gout
Gout is characterized by inflamed and painful joints, in particularly those that are found in the feet and hands. This conditions can be relieved with the simple consumption of tea derived from boiling soursop leaves. This natural remedy works for gout because it helps in flushing out uric acid in the blood.
Drinking soursop leaves tea helps alleviate diabetes
Soursop leaves tea is highly beneficial for people with diabetes. That's because this beverages is known to help improve insulin sensitivity, thus allowing the cells to utilize glucose and reduce the levels of sugar in the blood.
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