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Soursop tree

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Soursop ( Katifiri ) Health Benefits

Being abundant in vitamins and minerals, soursop offers several health benefits. It is often recommended by the practitioners of herbal medicine to cure various ailments ranging from stomach ailments to intestinal worms.

1. Kills Cancer Cells

Soursop leaves have proven to be effective in killing 12 types of cancer cells, thus preventing colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. Unlike chemotherapy, they can attack cancer cells without any side effects such as nausea, weight loss, hair loss, etc. Moreover, it is 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy and adriamycin in slowing the growth of cancer cells.For this purpose, 10 old soursop leaves can be boiled in three cups of water until one cup remains. This concoction should be given to the cancer patient twice a day for two weeks to get noticeable results. The fruit contains annanaceous acetogenins which can stop the growth of damaged cells before they become cancerous and are particularly beneficial in fighting breast cancer. Soursop leaves not only kill abnormal cancer cells but also allow cells to grow normally.

2. Prevents Osteoporosis

Soursop fruit contains calcium and phosphorus which are beneficial for strong bones and help to prevent osteoporosis.

3. Increases Energy And Endurance

Soursop has a high content of fructose, a simple sugar (monosachharide). Being a good natural source of carbohydrates, it can keep you fresh and drain energy. This fruit also increases endurance because of its high vitamin C content.

4. Beneficial For Heart And Prevents Nerve Damage

Vitamin B1 in soursop accelerates metabolism, blood circulation and prevents nervous disorders. It also contains vitamin B2, which is vital for the body’s energy production, fat storage, the functioning of nervous system and maintenance of heart muscle.

5. Treatment Of Hemorrhoid And Infant Diarrhea

Soursop is effective in curing hemorrhoid. For this purpose, squeeze the fruit to take out at least one cup water and drink it twice a day in the morning and afternoon for relief. In case of infant diarrhea, 2-3 tablespoons of this water should be given to infants.

6. Relieves Constipation

Since the fruit is rich in soluble and insoluble fibers, it relieves constipation by adding bulk to stool and facilitating its easy elimination from the body.

7. Natural Diuretic

The flesh of this fruit is nearly 84% water which hydrates your body. It acts as a natural diuretic to treat edema or retention of water.

8. Promotes Sleep

Soursop fruit contains a chemical called tryptophan which promotes sleepiness and relaxation. It is, thus, beneficial for insomniacs. Soursop leaves are often used in aromatherapy and infusions for sleep. Soursop fruit helps in controlling blood pressure and hypertension.

9. Treatment Of Urinary Tract Infections

Due to its high moisture content, soursop is effective in treating and preventing urinary tract infections (UTI), urethritis and hematuria. The juice of the fruit can be taken orally in case of urethritis, hematuria, and liver ailments.

10. Kills Parasites Inside The Body

Soursop is loaded with nutrients which are vital for the overall development of the body. The nutrients like amino acids, ascorbic acid, calcium, carbohydrates, iron, phosphorus, thiamine, fibers, and riboflavin can inhibit parasites inside the body.

11. Benefits Of Vitamin C

Soursop fruit has a high content of vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant. It increases endurance and slows down the aging process.

12. Fights Free Radicals

The ascorbic acid in soursop fruit increases the amount of antioxidants in the body which play an important role in fighting the free radicals, thereby keeping a number of infections and disorders at bay.

13. Relieves Pain

The leaves of soursop plant are believed to have analgesic properties which can relieve pain. These leaves are often chewed or applied to open wounds. Their juice is effective in healing the wound while relieving pain from injury. In case of excess pain, boil 20 soursop leaves in 5 cups of water until 3 cups are left and drink ¾ cup of this concoction once in a day for relief.

14. Treatment Of Mouth Ulcers

If you are suffering from mouth ulcers, you can mash a soursop leaf with water and apply it on the boils. This will gradually decrease the size of the ulcers to cure them completely as well as reduce irritation.

15. Treatment Of Fever

Tea made from soursop helps to lower the body temperature. In Africa, children were often bathed in soursop leaves to cure fever.

16. Strengthens The Immune System

Soursop fruit contains substances like acetogenins, anncatacin, annocatalin, annonacin, annohexocin, annomuricin, anomurine, anonol, gentistic acid, linoleic acid, and muricarpentocin which enable our body to stay fit and improve immunity against various diseases.

17. Treatment Of Hypertension

Soursop has a high ratio of potassium (278mg/100g) to sodium (14mg/100 g), which makes it beneficial for those suffering from hypertension.

18. Antiseptic

A decoction made from young shoots or leaves is a natural remedy for gall bladder trouble as well as coughs, catarrh, dysentery, fever, and indigestion. Soursop flowers can alleviate catarrh. It is also used in the treatment of gallstones, antisembelit, uric acid as well as increases appetite.

19. Effective For Back Pain

You can now bid adieu to your favorite anti-inflammatory and analgesic over the counter drugs to ward off back pain. Take the help of soursop leaf tea. Make sure the tea is a concentrated one. Drink about ¾ cup of concentrated tea once a day to ensure quick relief. You can also use it as a topical application for easing back pain.

20. Natural Cure For Arthritis And Rheumatism

Topical application of this infusion is known to ease the pain and inflammation experienced due to arthritis and rheumatism. You can dip a clean cloth in warm tea and apply it on the affected area, twice a day, to enjoy better relief.

21. Helps Control Diabetes

Studies suggest that the nutrients present in this herbal tea can help in retaining the sugar levels in blood, which is beneficial for those who are under the siege of Type 2 diabetes.

22. Good for Your Liver

The tea made from soursop leaves is known to be a liver tonic. Along with easing the liver disorders, it also shields the liver. It is also ideal to treat diseases affecting gallbladder, including gallstones.

Soursop trees available for sale .

This is an amazing herbal tree sought for its amazing benefits from the leaf,fruits and roots too.

Ideal Growing Conditions for soursop trees.

You might also be delighted to know that the best-growing conditions for Soursop Tree are not that hard to meet. However, if you fulfill them, it does work wonders for helping your Soursop Tree thrive under your care.

These requirements include:

  • Humid air
  • Warm weather
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Semi-dry, well-drained, acidic, sandy soil

But how much sunlight does Soursop Tree need each day?

Soursop Trees love warmth, and while you can grow it in partial shade, some experts recommend that you treat your tree with full sunlight for at least six hours a day.

 Watering Needs

You may be happy to know that the watering needs for Soursop Tree plants are pretty straightforward.

Typically, you need to water your Soursop Tree only once a week to make sure that the soil remains moist.As long as you don’t overwater the tree and keep the soil well-drained, you can fulfill its needs for hydration on an ongoing basis.

This is similar to the usual practices of watering a tree.

 How Far Apart To Plant Soursop Tree

Knowing how far apart to plant Soursop Tree will help you become successful in your tree planting journey.

If you are planning to grow more than one Soursop Tree, you should remember to plant them within a distance of 25 feet from one another but you should also bear in mind that some gardeners deem 12-15 feet of distance to be enough.

With that being said, it is best to go with the option of leaving more area between trees. This gives each tree the space to grow to its ideal height without disrupting the health or appearance of its neighboring counterparts in your garden.

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