Graviola Review: My Experience With Soursop Leaves Tea

soursop leaves tea benefitsI have known soursop, which is also known as Graviola, Annona muricata, or Guanabana, for many years. We used to use the fruit to make a nice smoothie type drink, which was a traditional Sunday dinner drink. The leaves were also used to make tea. Little did I know that this same prickly fruit and its leaves, bark, and seeds would be widely recognized today for its powerful medicinal purposes.

How it All Started

My interest in soursop leaves peaked one day when I visited a Caribbean store and saw them selling dried soursop leaves in little bags. Although I knew they could make tea, I didn’t know about the many cancer cure stories that were circulating around on the internet, as well as other health benefits.

I started doing some real research and found that these simple looking leaves, according to other people’s testimonials, can treat more than cancer, but also diabetes, arthritis, chronic headaches, nerves problem, high blood pressure, etc.

Trying The Soursop Leaves Tea

My love for natural herbal remedies lead me down a path to try some of these soursop leaves again. I hadn’t had these in years, and when I did drink it, I usually use just maybe three leaves. I got some of the leaves, about seven leaves and boiled them for about 10-15 minutes. I liked the soothing smell of the tea while it was boiling.

After I finished boiling the tea, I covered the pot and let it sit for a while. The first time I made the tea, I used sugar, but after my extensive research, I decided that I was going to drink it like water after it was cooled.

soursop leaves teaI did notice that I felt relaxed and a little sleepy. I didn’t think anything of it, until I boiled more leaves the following day, about 15. The tea was more darker and it helped me sleep better that night. The taste didn’t really match the smell. It’s almost tasteless. Just a hint of taste, at least for me, but don’t let the tastelessness fool you. This is some powerful natural remedy.

Sleeping Better at Nights With Soursop Leaves Tea

The soursop leaves tea is also great for people who suffer from insomnia. It calms you and releases the tension in your body almost instantly. It can be used to calm your nerves, especially if you suffer from anxiety.

Soursop Leaves Tea for Pain

I injured my knees slightly while exercising last year, and the pain would come and go, mostly at nights. Since I started drinking the soursop leaves tea, the pain in my knee is barely noticeable. I just feel a slight soreness rather than the terrible pain I used to feel.

The Many Benefits of Soursop Leaves Tea

There are so many health benefits from this natural plant that God has created. It is so amazing how simple things such as a few leaves can treat and  maybe even cure certain diseases. I will continue to drink my soursop juice and drink the tea made from leaves, to help boost my immune system, and keep my body in good health.

How to Buy Soursop Leaves or the Fruit

I see the fruit from time to time in Caribbean stores. They are usually $4 and change per pound. A little pricey, but worth the money. The soursop leaves are more easily accessible, since you can get them shipped to your home without worrying about growing the tree yourself.

Disclaimer
These home remedies are not to be used as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your physician, pharmacist or health care provider before using the home remedies on this website.

How to Tame Frizzy locs Using the Art of Palm Rolling

Palm rolling is a special technique that can be used to smooth out your locs. If you have frizzy locs, you may be wondering how to get the frizz under control. Stay with me and learn how you can have frizz-free locs in a few minutes.

Rocking Your Frizzy Locs

Sometimes it’s kind of cool to leave some frizz, but other times you just want your dreads to look more neater, like for example, if you’re wearing locs to an interview. Other than a quick fix, palm rolling should be part of your retwist routine if you want your locs to grow straight and smooth.

Will My Dreads Always Be Frizzy?

Keep in mind that locs that are not matured will have frizz because this is part of the locking process. However, with regular locs maintenance and palm rolling, your dreads won’t need that much palm rolling, except for the new growth, which it is recommended that you do whenever you’re doing a retwist.

Palm Rolling But Still Have Frizz?

There is a slightly different way to palm roll your locs if you’re trying to get rid of bumps and frizz. You would have to do the palm rolling method more briskly than the typical way, which is laying the loc in your palm and using both hands to roll it in the direction it was originally twisted.

Palm Rolling Locs To Get Rid of Frizz

To get your frizzy locs under control, use the faster palm rolling technique:

  • Make sure your hair is damp.
  • Start with one frizzy loc at a time.

frizzy locs

  • Place the loc in your left hand and use your thumb to hold it in place.
  • Place your other hand over the loc, then start briskly rolling the loc in a back and forth motion until you reach the end of the loc.

  • Do the rest of locs the exact way until they’re all completed.

Before and After Palm Rolling Frizzy Locs

Look at the before and after when I finished.

 

 

Locs Maintenance: 5 Tips For a Perfect Retwist

Retwisting your locs is a natural part of locs maintenance. Unless you have freeform locs, you will most likely want to retwist your hair after washing it. Here are five tips for a perfect retwist.

How to Get Professional Looking Retwist

Washing Locs: First things first, before you even think about retwisting your locs, you need to make sure that it is clean. Always use a good shampoo to wash thoroughly to remove any buildup. Consider using a deep conditioner to prevent or restore damaged hair.

Palm rolling Locs: When retwisting, using the palm roll method can be quite effective. When you palm roll, the new growth starts out smooth and continues to grow in a smooth pattern without any knots.

Retwist Direction: Always make sure that you are retwisting your locs in the exact direction it was originally twisted, for example, counterclockwise. Doing it the opposite way your starter locs were created, will prevent it from locking correctly and tightly.

Rewisting Locs Carefully: If your locs are matured or you had them for years, by now you should know how much hard work it is to get them to where they are. Therefore, it is imperative that you don’t overtwist them and avoid putting too much strain on delicate areas such as the hairline, because over a period of time, your locs will start to break.

Drying Your Locs: After retwisting, drying is the next step. You can use a hair dryer or hair bonnet to keep you retwist firmly in place. However, do not use too much heat. It’s recommended that you put your dryer on the medium setting instead of on high. This is to prevent heat damage to your dreads.