Soursop and its Magic Health Benefits
Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, and Central America, the Caribbean islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and northern South America, according to Wikipedia. Before now, I didn’t know what this fruit was and I am sure that most people are not aware or heard of this great fruit and much more its benefits. Soursop is called Graviola in Portuguese, guanabana in Spanish, Brazilian Paw paw (not papaya) but popularly known in Nigeria as soursop. This fruit has a lot of great benefit that would beat our imaginations. This fruit is used as medicine to treat so many dangerous diseases. The juice of this fruit can be taken to treat or treat cancer as well as other diseases. The fruit juice of soursop can be described as creamy, with musky, sub- acid to acid flavour, and sometimes used in ice cream. Soursop is a sweet fruit that has large amount of vitamins like vitamin C and B and has a lot of health benefits that cannot be ignored. It is said that the fruit has certain properties that kill cancer cells 10,000 times more efficient than chemotherapy.
Health Benefits of Soursop: Soursop has quite a number of health benefits that most people are unaware of. It contains a lot of minerals and vitamins which is used to treat a number of health problems like upset stomachs. It also has the properties that help fight cancer. The Leaves are proven to kill around 12 types of cancer cells. They prevent breast, colon, lungs, prostate and pancreatic cancers. It contains phosphorus and calcium, which helps in maintaining strong bones. The fruit boosts energy levels because it contains sugar, which act as natural carbohydrates and helps to increase the energy level and endurance. It Prevents Nervous Disorders because of its rich source of Vitamin B1, which increase metabolism and blood circulation and prevents nervous disorders. It has an agent that helps relieves Constipation. It contains soluble and insoluble fibres which when Consumed, is an amazing way to find relief from constipation. Finally it helps in the treatment of Insomnia. Soursop treats insomnia as it contains a sleep inducing chemical known as tryptophan, which can also be found in banana, fish and other inducing foods.
People in African and South American countries have used this fruit to treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness. We know from research that some soursop extracts can help to treat these conditions. In many countries, people use the bark, leaves, root, and fruits of this tree for traditional remedies. The health benefits of this great fruit are numerous.
Skin benefits: And starting from our skin, we all know that the health of our skin is the indicator of our overall health. Just like the rest of the body, our skin too needs nutrients. Soursop is an amazing source of skin nourishing nutrients that can make your skin glow with health. Soursop heals and treats skin diseases and can be used to treat numerous skin problems. They have effective healing qualities. If you apply fresh soursop leaves on your skin with any skin problems, it facilitates quick healing. The leaves are mostly used in the treatment of inflammation and swollen feet. When you mash and applied the leaf on the skin, it can effectively treat eczema and many other skin problems. It is said that if you consume soursop juice while fasting, then it helps to treat leprosy. It also helps Fights Signs of Aging. This fruit contains a rich amount of ascorbic acid and Vitamin C, which increases the antioxidant content in our body and helps in reducing signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation.
Hair Benefits of Soursop: We also know that healthy and shiny hair requires an adequate supply of vital nutrients. So this fruit can supply your body the required nutrients it needs. When you apply mashed soursop leaves on the scalp, it helps to get rid of head lice. It also hep to prevent hair loss- Soursop contains good amount of Vitamin C, which helps in preventing hair loss. It also helps to reduce dandruff. Soursop leaves contain anti-parasite properties. If you apply mashed soursop on the scalp, you can help fight dandruff and its associated symptoms.it serves as anti-dandruff. This great nutritious fruit is easily available accessible anywhere in stores and markets, you don’t have to wait for anybody. Go ahead, get healthy today!