This fruit named Soursop or Graviola is very tasty like a mixture of strawberries and pineapples. However, it possesses amazing medicinal benefits and properties. People use the root, bark, and leaves of the tree in order to treat or prevent different health issues.
Let’s check the properties of its leaves.
Treating gout: this is a type of arthritis which can cause attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint. Unless treated, the attacks can reappear over and over. As time passes, they can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Too much uric acid in the blood causes gout, and it is more common in men. The leaves of soursop can help as it focuses on the main reason for gout occurrence and helps in flushing the uric acid from the blood.
Strengthening the immune system: weak immune system succumbs to infections, flu, colds, cough, and other diseases. If one consumes soursop leaves on daily basis they can boost their immune system and prevent such health problems. In case you are ill, it can speed up the healing process.
Fighting cancer: when it comes to alternative treatments for cancer, soursop is very popular, but there is no medicinal evidence as of yet. Some claim that the effects of its leaves are 1000 times much better than chemo. It is also a cheaper variant than the popular cancer treatments. It provides no side effects and many people suggest the leaves against prostate, breast, and lung cancer. You should chop the leaves and add them in 3 cups of water, bringing them to boil. Once 2/3 of the water evaporates, remove it from the heat, let it cool off, and it is ready for consumption.
Treating rheumatism: it is followed by chronic, often intermittent pain that affects he connective tissue and/or the joints. Rheumatism as a term does not designate any specific disorder, but it covers around 200 different conditions. The leaves of soursop tree can be used to treat these conditions due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Boil the leaves, mash them, and then prepare a poultice which has to be applied on the painful muscles and joints 2 times a day.
Treat eczema: after consumption, the leaves do not provide side effects like some topical steroids used for fighting eczema. Make a poultice described above and apply it on the affected spots. You’ll soon be able to notice improvements on your skin as the leaves provide anti-inflammatory properties.