Soursop Tea aid in Cancer Treatment
Soursop (Graviola) - Annona muricata
Used part: Leaf
Delicious and refreshing, Soursop has spawned many conversations about its health benefits. In addition to acting as antibacterial, vermifuge, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, astringent and hypotensive, the plant (leaves and fruit) helps in the prevention and treatment of cancer. What's more, it helps as effectively as chemotherapy, but without causing the damage that treatment usually leaves. With graviola it is possible to perform a natural therapy avoiding hair loss and the incessant nausea of the chemical procedure.
Studies have proven that soursop acts in fact in curing and preventing cancer. In 1976, in the United States, the National Cancer Institute was able to prove that the fruit acted as a natural chemotherapeutic on cancer cells. Impressively, the leaves of the graviola would have a power of 10 thousand times higher than the compound Adriamycin, which is one of the aggressive cytotoxics used in drug chemotherapy.
The fruit has properties that act in a healthy way in the cells of our body, unlike the laboratory chemical compounds used in chemotherapy that are very aggressive. Graviola actually can attack the cancer cells that threaten our body, but it does not attack cells that are healthy, a characteristic that differs from chemotherapy. According to research sources, the fruit has the ability prevent cancer cells to develop within 48 hours.
In 1997, at the University of Purdue, Indiana, researchers found that the anticancer power of soursop was active in several types of the disease, especially the types that most affect the population such as: lung cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, colon and rectum cancer, as well as being effective in the treatment of dangerous leukemia.
Decreased insomnia, because it has in its composition compounds that promote relaxation and drowsiness; Hydration of the organism, since the fruit pulp consists mainly of water; Decreased blood pressure, because it is a fruit with diuretic properties, thus helping to regulate the pressure; Treatment of diseases of the stomach, like the gastritis and the ulcer, since it has anti-inflammatory properties, diminishing the pain; Prevention of osteoporosis and anemia , as it is a fruit very rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron; Treatment of diabetes , because it has fibers that prevent sugar from increasing rapidly in the blood; Delay of aging, since it has antioxidant properties, thus combating free radicals;
Relief of rheumatism pains, because it has antirheumatic properties, reducing inflammation and pain.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Menstrual cramps
- Liver disease
- Helps regulate the cholesterol
- Put 2 tablespoons of herb to one liter of water
- Turn off when the water reaches boiling
- Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Take 2 to 3 cups a day.
The consumption of soursop is not indicated for pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with mumps, canker sores or mouth injuries, since the acidity of the fruit can cause pain, and people with hypotension, since one of the side effects of the fruit is the decrease of the blood pressure.
In addition, hypertensive individuals should be advised by the cardiologist about the consumption of soursop, since the fruit may interact with the medicines used or even reduce the pressure very much, which may lead to hypotension.