Soursop fruit contains a high level of carbohydrates and fructose, which is a natural sugar. Significant levels of vitamins B1, B2 and C are also found in Soursop. In areas native to the Soursop, the fruit, leaves and seeds serve a variety of medicinal purposes for the people in these regions.
Concoctions made from Soursop leaves are used for a range of treatment remedies, some of which include:
• Alleviating arthritis pain
• Reducing joint inflammation
• Reducing inflammation in nasal passages and the respiratory tract as a whole
• As a tranquillizer or sedative
• To treat skin conditions like eczema.
Serving Suggestion (1-2 a day):
1. Add 1 cup of water in a small pot and bring it to a boil.
2. Cut the soursop leaves (2-3) into smaller pieces by tearing it apart.
3. Place the Graviola (soursop) leaves in your teacup and pour the boiling water on it then cover for 30 mins – 1 hour.
4. Drink warm or cold, you can add sugar or honey to sweeten.