I 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.
I 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.
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.