The Graviola (soursop) is very good in treating infections that are caused by different bacterias and parasites, such as leishmaniasis, that is a disease caused by parasites transported through the bite of sand fleas, herpes, coughs and cancer, according to WebMD. But also, Graviola is used to cause vomiting, to clear out the bowels and to help people to relax.
There are a lot of benefits from the leaves of the graviola tree in the war with cancer that come from phytochemicals in the plant. The journal “Cancer Letters” brought out a study for the effect that graviola has on pancreatic cancer Supplementing with the soursop graviola can quit the cancerous pancreatic tumor cells from replicating and kill them. Researchers said that this amazing medicine could treat and stop cancer. Also, the leaves could be used for treating skin cancer.
Treating Viral Infections
This natural medicine graviola is used as a cure for viral infections. One article that was published in “The Journal of Ethnopharmacology” in May, 1998 showed that extracts from graviola leaves could beat down the herpes simplex virus. This virus is expanded through bodily fluids and usually transported while kissing or sexual contact.
According the University of Maryland Medical Center, about 90 percent of the America’s population lay upon on one form of the virus and there is no remedy. There are some anti-viral medications that are able to decrease the big number of outbreaks or lessen symptoms. We need a better research to find out the role of graviola in the treatment or prevention of herpes.
Supplementing with graviola leaves are good for decreasing pain and swelling, according to analyzes published in the “International Journal of Molecular Sciences” in May, 2010. The researchers gave to mice with burned paws some extracts of graviola and analyzed their actions. The ones that was given the supplement had more less swelling and showed less pain. Nevertheless, we need more research to discover the safety and efficacy of graviola for humans.
The proper measurement of graviola depends on few factors, like the person’s age, health and another states. Now we do not have the right information about the doses of graviola that the human needs.
Be completely sure to observe relevant directions on product labels and consult your physician or pharmacist or other healthcare professional before you take the product.
Possible Side Effects
DO NOT TAKE THE FRUIT: One case-control study in the French’s West Indies published that eating the fruit may lead to movement dysfunction that is similar to Parkinson’s disease!
There is still no right dose of graviola leaf for human. Big-dose or long-term supplementation could lead to harming the myelin sheath, breaking normal nerve function. There is a big possibility to lead to movement dysfunction because of compounds named alkaloids present in this plant. The symptoms are similar to Parkinson’s disease.
Have a conversation with your doctor before you take graviola leaf supplement or making/drinking soursop tea!
How to Make Soursop Tea
- First of all, boil 1 liter of water and take 15 soursop leaves (you can take dried or fresh, they both have the same usefulness) and a little stem. Cut everything into tiny and small parts and put it in the boiling water.
- The vessel should be open and you keep to boil the water for about 30 minutes on a little flame, until you get to 500 ml of water.
- The soursop tea is ready and you can drink it. Drink only one cup (165 ml) filtered soursop tea, cold or hot or warm, 3 times per day, in the morning, afternoon and in the night.
- If you want a better taste, you are able to add 1/2 spoon of fresh lime juice, 2 pudina leafs and honey( but not sugar).
After you drink the tea, you body might feel the effects of heat, but there won’t be side effects. In case to iced your body you can drink 3 glasses of watermelon juice and you can drink 3 glasses of goats milk everyday. After 2 weeks you will be able to feel the benefits of this tea and after 4 weeks the improvements will be more felt.
Note: You should drink the tea 30 minutes before you start eating.