Graviola or Soursop is an exotic fruit and is known by its unique taste. Many people say that it is cross between strawberries and pineapple. Except that it is delicious, this fruit possesses amazing medicinal properties. Read this article and find out more.

Starting from the bark, leaves but also the root of the soursop tree, all are used for treating and preventing a variety of health problems, hundreds of years ago.

Below you can read about the amazing properties of the leaves of the soursop tree.

Effective Against Cancer

Soursop is widely promoted as an alternative cancer treatment. However, there is no medical evidence yet. The researchers of this study also claim that the effects of soursop leaves in fighting cancer cells are thousands of times better than chemotherapy. What’s even better, they’re much cheaper than the popular treatment for cancer, and the best thing about it is that it does not come with any side effects and complications. It is said that soursop leaves are highly effective against lung, breast, and prostate cancer.

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is health condition that is characterized by the bacterial infection of the urethra, urinary bladder, ureters and kidneys. Many experts claim that the consummation of tea made of soursop have powerful effects against urinary tract infections. So, in case you are prone to this condition, you may consume this tea on a regular basis as a preventive measure.

Pain Reduction

Supplementing with graviola leaves may reduce swelling and pain, according to a study published in May of 2010 in the “International Journal of Molecular Sciences.” Researchers gave mice with burned paws extracts of graviola leaf and observed their behaviors. Those given the supplement had less swelling and demonstrated fewer indications of pain. However, more research is needed to determine the safety and efficacy of this use in humans.


The appropriate dose of graviola depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for graviola.

Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Possible Side Effects

DO NOT EAT THE FRUIT: Consuming the fruit could cause motion conditions much like Parkinson’s disease, according to a case-control study in the French West Indies.

No recognized human dose for graviola leaf exists yet. Long-term or high-dose supplements may trigger damage to the myelin sheath, interrupting regular nerve function. Movement conditions might likewise occur because of substances called alkaloids present in the plant. Signs of these conditions are similar to those of Parkinson’s disease.

Talk with a doctor prior to taking a graviola leaf supplement or making/drinking soursop tea.

How to Make Soursop Tea


– Boil 1 liter of water, then take 15 soursop dry leaves (fresh or dried ones both have same worth) and 1 little stem, cut into small pieces and take into the boiling water.

– Don’t close the vessel and continue to boil the water on small flame for 30 mins, till the water evaporates to 500 ml.

– Now the soursop tea is all set to consume. Consume 1 cup (165 ml) filtered soursop tea hot or warm or cool, 3 times every day, in the morning, afternoon and in the night.

– For better taste you can include 1/2 spoon of lime juice,2 pudina leafs and add some honey (not sugar).

After drinking, the body may feel the impacts of heat, however no adverse effects. To cool the body beverage 3 glasses of fresh watermelon juice, and drink 3 glasses of goats milk every day. In 2 weeks time you can feel the benefits of soursop yourself, and in 4 weeks time the improvements can be felt clearly.

Note: Drink soursop tea 30 minutes before eating.