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Let’s talk Soursop Benefits

Have you ever tried or even tasted this incredible fruit? It is an incredible fruit in many ways, you can make tons of recipes with it, and it has incredible benefits. It is great for skin, hair and health.  It has flavors that are a combination of: Strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavor notes that contrast with its creamy texture, which is similar to the flavors of coconut and banana. 

Soursop grows on a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree in the rain forests of South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. It’s a very common fruit there, it’s also known as Graviola, Custard Apple, Sauersack, Guanabana and Brazilian paw paw. 

This tropical superfood has extra-large doses of vitamins and minerals. They can also be a source of antioxidants, substances that shield our bodies from cell damage and help prevent disease. Antioxidants are natural compounds found in foods that protect against the damaging effects of oxidation and inflammation in our bodies. This can help us ward off diseases and live a longer, healthier life.

Does it have healing benefits?

Practitioners of herbal medicine in Asian, African and South American countries have used the leaves, root, and fruits of the soursop tree to treat infections with viruses or parasites, arthritis, depression, stomach ailments, fever, parasitic infections, hypertension and rheumatism. It’s used as a sedative, as well.

It treats infections  

The leaves of the soursop tree are also used to treat a wide range of infections.

Gastrointestinal health

The significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the soursop fruit can help improve gastrointestinal health.

Fights inflammation:

Research in South America and tropical Africa had emphasized on the anti-inflammatory properties of the roots, barks, and leaves of the soursop tree. The ability to treat inflammation is good in soursop, and it can be used for relieving arthritis.

In addition to the anti-inflammatory effect, soursop is also known for its analgesic effects.

Time to start adding Soursop to your list!