The benefits of Graviola leaves for the body

Graviola leaves also called Soursop leaves, has so much nutritional value to cure many different type of diseases.

Soursop is a tropical fruit widely found in Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Africa. The fruit’s flavour is a combination of sweet and sour. Soursop fruits grow on evergreen trees. The entire tree, including the leaves, the bark and even the root has been used to cure a number of ailments. These leaves have so much powerful health benefits. The leaves are the effects of the healthy compounds they contain such as Vitamin C, Annonacin, Coreximine, Adriamycin, Acetogenins, and reticuline.

Many people would claim that the leaves treats cancer. Many people have taken advantage of the soursop plants by boiling the leaves and drinking the concoction to prevent cancer cells from growing. Some people even take soursop leaves to treat existing cancerous cells and claim that it works more effectively than chemotherapy, and has no side effects.

Soursop leaves contain annonaceous acetogenins, which are active ingredients with extremely potent anti-tumor properties. The compounds eradicate abnormal cells by cutting the supply of energy to cells essential for cells growth and activity. This is done by interfering with the processes of a certain enzyme responsible for producing energy molecules. With no molecules, the cancer cells can’t do their basic activities to stay alive and multiply. The compounds also cut off the nutritional supply to the abnormal cells by inhibiting the flow of blood to the cells.

Soursop leaves are effective in treating various kinds of cancer, including liver cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and breast cancer.

Treats Diabetes. Scientists have conducted many animal studies to observe the influence of soursop leaves extract on diabetes. The results have shown to have positive effects on treating diabetes. It works by lowering the level of blood sugar, which is the cause of diabetes. The Soursop leaves extract may also aid the production of insulin and endogenous antioxidants while simultaneously helping to protect hepatic tissues from oxidative stress.

It treats gout. Gout arthritis happens when the kidneys are no longer able to remove purine substances from our bloodstream so they accumulate in the joints, causing sharp pain that become intense at night.

Soursop leaves as a natural remedy works by getting rid of the uric acid from your bloodstream. Many companies promoting an alternative herbal solution for gout offer medicines in the market that contain extract of soursop leaves as the main ingredient.

Soothes back pain. to use soursop leaves as a treatment to alleviate back pain, boil 20 leaves in five cups of water. Let it boil until there are only around three cups of water remaining. Drink a cup once a day to relieve the pain.

Reduces inflammation, because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Besides gout and arthritis, you can treat other kinds of joint pain and inflammation by rubbing crushed soursop leaves or extract of the leaves on the affected area.

Boosts the immune system. Both the fruits and the leaves of the soursop have a high amount of vitamin c and other powerful antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals. Free radicals will accelerate the aging process on a cellular level, which will in turn, cause a lot of chronic health disorder and organ dysfunctions. Antioxidants play an important role in strengthening our body’s immune system by aiding in the production of white blood cells.

Boosts gastrointestinal health. It is capable of cleansing the gastrointestinal tract by removing excess salt, toxins and other harmful substances from the body. Also very effective in killing gut parasites.

Regulates bowel movement, besides boosting your colon and stomach health, the leaves can also help by regulating your bowel movement. If you are regularly constipated you can take the soursop leaves to aid your bowel movement.

Also good for sleep insomnia and sleep restlessness. As an example, tryptophan content in the leaves can relax body tissues and induce a sound sleep.

Known to deal with and reduce depression. This is because of the three types of alkaloids present in the plant: asimadoline, annonaine, and nornuciferine. These alkaloids are able to stimulate the serotonin receptors; serotonin is an essential hormone that produces a emotional wellbeing.

Promotes healthy hair. The nutrients in the leaves will nourish and strengthen the hair, and the antibacterial properties of the leaves will prevent parasites from growing and developing in the scalp.

Good for dealing with respiratory problems such as coughs, asthma or colds, by relieving congestion, clearing out the airway, and soothing irritation, removes mucus and phlegm.

Boosts skin health. It can speed up the healing of wounds, treat skin eruption, alleviate eczema, and deal with other skin problems. You do this by using crushed leaves and rubbing it on the skin. Also very good for wrinkles and spots by using this same process.

Good for stimulating blood circulation around the body.

Fights fever and keeps the body temperature down.

Boil water then add between 6-10 leaves and simmer for 10 minutes, drink morning and night.

I hope that this article has helped you…until next month.

About Shaun

Hi I am a naturopathic researcher. One which supports and promotes the healthy function of the body...stimulating the body's built-in self healing mechanisms.
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