You must have heard about this new internet rage of a cancer-killing superfruit soursop. The stories going round portray it like it’s the perfect cure for curing cancer where cancer cells die leaving the healthy cells unharmed.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? read more...
There has been a frenzy of stories going round the web about the miracle fruit – Soursop. We will try to uncover the truth about it. Who knows, soursop could turn out to be a revolutionary fruit!
Soursop is the fruit of graviola which is a flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world. It is a long, prickly green fruit which along with the soursop leaves has shown explicit cancer killing properties and a range of other health benefits.
Soursop (scientific name - Annona Muricata) belongs to the Annonacae family. Plants of this family contain annonacin acetogenins which have tremendous medicinal properties.
Various parts of the soursop tree have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis.
Graviola has been found to have tremendous healing properties including anti-cancer, anti-inflammation, anti-diabetes, and many more.
Soursop is called my many names in different regions, here is the list of common names:
|Lakshaman phal or shul-ram-phal||Hindi|
|Soursop, raw (Nutritional value per 100 g)|
276 kJ (66 kcal)
0.07 mg (6%)
0.05 mg (4%)
0.9 mg (6%)
Pantothenic acid (B5)
0.253 mg (5%)
0.059 mg (5%)
Folate (vit. B9)
14 μg (4%)
7.6 mg (2%)
20.6 mg (25%)
14 mg (1%)
0.6 mg (5%)
21 mg (6%)
27 mg (4%)
278 mg (6%)
14 mg (1%)
0.011 mg (4%)
Soursop has many medical benefits as it has been traditionally used to treat various diseases since decades.
The Purdue University College of Pharmacy has been performing investigation on the Soursop since the 1970s like a cancer-fighting treatment. Soursop consists of annonaceous acetogenins, which inhibits the development of damaged cells just before they could become cancerous. Soursop has demonstrated specific guarantee in eliminating cancer of the breast.
The leaves of the soursop plant are viewed to have analgesic, or even pain- relieving, feature. The juice from the leaves is believed to heal the wound whilst it helps prevent pain in the wounded person.
The leaves of the fruit are utilized like a decoction for treating backaches, dermatitis, mouth ulcers, acne and swelling of the sinus, nose and throat. Additionally, it helps in avoiding discomfort by reduction of the quantity of mucus. Soursop has got anti-inflammatory qualities which is major reason why it is utilized in several medical conditions.
Soursop consists of Tryptophan, a chemical substance which encourages sleepiness as well as relaxation. Tryptophan is also found in milk, and that’s why we consume a glass of milk for insomnia. Soursop leaves are occasionally utilized in the form of aromatherapy and infusions for sleep.
Soursop helps to reduce the blood pressure and therefore controls hypertension.
Soursop is rich fiber content and helps to be a treatment for difficulties in bowel movement.
Soursop contains iron that helps prevent the common blood disorder anemia – a disorder in which the blood lacks sufficient healthy red blood cells. RBC is liable for the distribution of oxygen towards the body tissues, giving the body energy.
Since soursop consists of rich quantities of vitamin C, it may be beneficial in dealing with cold and flu, cough and blocked nose. This is extremely great for individuals struggling with calcium deficiency. In Africa, kids are occasionally given a bath along with soursop leaves and given soursop tea to lessen their body temperature.
Soursop has riboflavin. A number of researches indicate that high riboflavin consumption aids in preventing migraines.
Research has proved the anti-diabetic properties of soursop leaves. It may enhance the function of insulin-producing glands and regulate blood sugar which is very important for diabetics.
Soursop is really an effective food source for moisture and acts as a diuretic, with nearly 84% of a Soursop fruit being water. Several use soursop like a natural diuretic for edema or perhaps retention of water that has resulted in swelling and also excess weight. Soursop’s higher moisture content likewise helps eliminate the urinary system for avoidance and extra support for dealing with UTI, urethritis, and also hematuria.
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