More benefits of ‘miracle soursop’
That’s how the readers’ reaction to last week’s Saved By Miraculous Soursop left me after they expressed their deepest shock on reading and digesting that new knowledge.
Today, the focus will remain on soursop.
Soursop is scientifically called Annona muricata. It also goes by other names, including Graviola or Brazilian pawpaw. It contains vitamins B1, B2 and C, calcium, iron, dietary fibre, protein, potassium, magnesium, copper and carbohydrate.
Last week, I explained which part of the sousop I used to heal my depression and other challenges. Now I will list what other researchers have discovered:
• The seeds can be employed in the treatment of vomiting.
• A decoction made of dried leaves can treat bed bugs, inflammation, swollen feet and head lice.
• Pounded green leaves can assist with some skin challenges and rheumatism.
• The soursop itself can be crushed and the juice can be consumed to treat urethritis, haematuria and liver ailments.
• Some wounds will heal by applying the juice or flesh of the ripe soursop daily.
• Gall bladder challenges and catarrh, fever, indigestion, coughs, diarrhea and dysentery can be treated using a decoction of the young shoots or leaves.
• Mashed leaves are used as a poultice to alleviate eczema and other skin problems and rheumatism.
According to budubelacan.com, “a study conducted at the Catholic University of South Korea and published in the Journal of Natural Products stated that one chemical in soursop was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at 10 000 times the potency of a commonly used chemotherapy drug”.
The most significant part of that study is that soursop was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. The side effects when compared to other forms of treatment meant that hair loss and nausea were absent.
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