What is soursop leaves tea good for? The Soursop, whose scientific name is Annona Muricata, is a common plant of regions with hot and humid (tropical) climates, just like Brazil. In our country, it is easily found in the North and Northeast regions, especially in the Amazonia.
Soursop has a green bark (with thorns) and its pulp (fruit) is clear and soft texture, the taste is slightly sweet and acid, which makes some people compare with pineapple or strawberry.
But, in addition, the treated tea can be made (from the dry leaves of the plant).
Regardless of the form of intake, the soursop leaves tea are good for: prevention of hypertension, reduction of inflammation, aid in regulating blood sugar etc.
Despite its direct contribution to health, there may also be contraindications, as is the case of pregnant women and people with hypotension (low pressure). In the latter case, care is due to the fact that the soursop can, of course, keep the pressure lower.
In the sequence, you better understand about this plant, its characteristics and action in the body:
What is soursop leaves tea good for?
Many people use the soursop leaves tea to treat problems such as flu, asthma, excess of catarrh, inflammation, worms and gastritis. Which can be taken due to some of its properties – such as anti-inflammatory action and high vitamin C content.
However, it is necessary to highlight that there is no study that really proves that tea can combat these disorders. In this way, as well as other plants and teas, it can act as a complementary therapy and assist traditional care.
Here are what soursop leaves tea are good for:
1. Boost the immune system
Vitamin B1, Zinc and selenium found in sour soup leaves can give the immune system ahuge boost and helps prevent infection especially in this era of coronavirus pandemic.
2. Fights off bacteria infection.
Tea from soursop leaves is able to effectively kill off multiple types of bacteria, including strains that can cause gingivitis, tooth decay and yeast infections.
3. Treats cancer
Soursop leaves has Cytotoxic effects on cancer the same compounds found in Chemotherapy and Radiation. It’s effective at killing cancer sells. Acetogenins (acg’s) a phytochemicals compound found in the leaf and seed of Soursop have shown in clinicals to kill several cancer types including breast cancer, leukemia, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Colorectal, Liver and Lung.
4. Controls Parasites
In some places where soursop is popular, people hardly comes down with parasitic infections. These places tend to be rural or undeveloped. In developed areas, parasitic infections can happen in travelers and immigrants with weakened immune systems. In the United States, common parasitic conditions include pinworms, the protozoa that create the sexually transmitted disease trichomoniasis, toxoplasmosis, usually caused by contact with cat feces or contaminated food, and gastrointestinal infections like giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis.
Typically, the treatment for parasitic infections involves soursop tea. You can brew the tea using the leaves of soursop. Add two whole leaves to water and let them simmer for at least 10 minutes. Remove the leaves from the brew before serving. The short brewing time gives you enough flavor and soursop concentration to cleanse your gut of parasitic worms and restore your gastrointestinal system to optimal function.
5. Boost sperm count, sperm quality and promote production of healthy sperm
Soursop Fruit Extract (SFE) have been reported to have mitigated the caffeine conduced toxicity on weight of testes and epididemis, sperm motility, sperm count and sperm head abnormality in the mammalian model.
6. Treats inflammation
Incidentally the soursop leafs have been widely used for the treatment of inflammation and oxidative stress. It’s known for it’s anti oxidant and anti inflammation properties. The leaves are normally boiled into a tea and consumed for its medicinal benefits.
7. Treats chronic diseases
The soursop fruit or graviola tree leaves also use to treat stomach ailments, fever, gout, chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis, parasitic infections, hypertension and rheumatism.
8. Regulates and controls blood sugar, Good for diabetics
Certain ingredients in soursop leaves include phytochemicals, which may help to regulate blood glucose levels and prevent spikes. Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level is important because it can help protect the vessels that supply blood to important organs, such as the heart.
9. Soursop leaves and the skin
Soursop fruit and its leaves treats skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
10. Pregnancy prevention
Can soursop leaves prevent pregnancy? No. Beliefs that drinking soursop leaves tea after unprotected sex will prevent pregnancy are not factual and should be ignored. Soursop leaves tea has no contraceptive properties, and cannot prevent pregnancy.
11. Soursop leaves and fertility
I have already talked about how soursop leaves tea helps boost male fertility. In women who drink soursop leaves tea, it will help boost their ovulation and regularise their menstruation. The combination of guava leaves and soursop leaves actually help boost fertility and ovulation. Guyabano leaves are fertility booster.
12. Contributes to Energy levels
Soursop leaves tea contains Vitamins B1 and B2, and Magnesium, each of which contribute to normal energy levels and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
13. Aids muscle function
Graviola leaves contains Potassium and Calcium, both of which contribute to the maintenance of normal muscle function.
14. Soursop leaves tea is good for the kidneys
The juice of the soursop fruit and leaves can be a very effective diuretic as it can cleanse the kindeys and remove excess toxins and salts from the body.
15. Treats constipation
Drinking soursop leaves tea helps treats constipation by promoting bowel movement.
16. Weight loss
Drinking a daily cup of soursop leaves tea helps to burn calories and reduce body fat and weight.
17. Antioxidant properties
Antioxidants are compounds that help neutralize harmful compounds called free oxygen radicals, which can cause damage to cells, causes chronic diseases like rheumatism and hasten aging. Studies show that soursop and soursop leaves is high in antioxidants, which may help prevent cell damage and could lower the risk of chronic diseases.
18. Soursop leaves is good for treating diarrhoea
The selenium and Zinc found in soursop leaves helps promote gut health and prevents diarrhoea. Soursop leaves tea is a good probiotics tic.
19. Soursop leaves and fibroid treatment
It is believed that ladies who take soursop leaves morning and evening will notice the shrinking of their fibroid size or mass in 3 months. Guyabano leaves is believed to shrink myoma. The truth is, there is not scientific evidence for this claim.
Soursop leaves and pregnancy
Can I drink soursop tea during pregnancy? No please. Drinking soursop leaves tea while pregnant may cause miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and congenital birth defects. Soursoup leaves tea can cause uterine contractions.
Is the soursop tea made with green or dried leaves?
It is made from the dehydrated (or dried) leaves, in the case of the treated tea – despite this, there is no damage to the beneficial properties of the plant, they still remain intact.
How often should you drink soursop tea?
A cup of soursop leaves tea daily for one week is just OK. Excessive intake of this tea can be harmful to your health.