Soursop (Also Graviola, Guanabana, guyabano) is the fruit of Annona muricate, an evergreen, flowering, and broadleaf tree. Native to tropical areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America, it provides dietary supplements used to cure several conditions. Graviola is believed to be the wonder and superfood herb. It is widely popular as a natural remedy for viruses, pain relief, boost the immune system, and even some types of cancer. Its leaves, seeds, fruits, and stem are used to make medicines. Some people intake Graviola by mouth to treat infections caused by bacteria and parasites, diabetes, cancer and to cause vomiting to throw out. It can be directly applied to the skin to treat insect repellent and it helps to gain healthy skin.
It is also used in making beverages, ice cream, and several other food items.
It can be used to cure several health problems such as:
- Herpes simplex
- Nose and throat inflammation
- Parasitic infections
- Bacterial infection
- It helps to get healthy skin
- Destroying parasites and worms
- To cure fever, flu, and asthma
- Boosts energy for day to day activities
- It causes relaxation
Graviola has several potential health benefits some of them are:
It contains antioxidant properties:
Antioxidant components of Graviola keep cells healthy by killing disease-causing free radicals in the body and destroying them. According to a study, Soursop extract has several compounds with antioxidant abilities which include:
It prevents cancer stem cells from growing:
There is not any scientific proof to support this statement but there are several studies which state that Graviola can be used as an alternative treatment to cure cancer. It has been found that the stems, roots, and leaves of the Graviola have the ability to target and eliminate cancer cells in the patient’s body. Its components kill cancer stem cells which are unreachable by the chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
It helps to lower blood sugar:
Some studies have shown results that Graviola can be used to regulate blood sugar, so it is beneficial for people with diabetes.
It lowers blood pressure:
People suffering from high blood pressure conditions can take Graviola to lower blood pressure. High blood pressure can increase the risk of strokes, diabetes, and other heart diseases.
It helps to prevent ulcers:
An ulcer is a painful sore that develops in the stomach lining, small intestine, or Oesophagus. It helps to protect the stomach’s mucous linings. Graviola also helps to prevent free radical damage caused to the digestive tract.
It helps to cure herpes
Graviola has anti-inflammatory properties
Graviola or soursop is possibly unsafe when taken in large amounts by mouth. It may kill nerve cells in the brain and other parts of the body which may lead to movement disorder in the body. Women with pregnancy or who are breastfeeding should not consume Graviola by mouth at all. People with Parkison’s disease should avoid consumption of Graviola since it may make the symptoms of it even worse.