Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical climates. It’s flavor is described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavour notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana.
1. Good for the Liver
Soursop juice works great for liver disorders. It reduces the inflammation of the urethra and thus, can lower symptoms like painful urination.
2. Boosts the Immune System
In recent studies on chemotherapy cycles in patients, it was noted that the immune system of the cancer patients who consumed Soursop tea was not affected or weakened, as compared to other cancer patients. Also, the Vitamin C in soursop is an antioxidant vitamin that helps strengthen the immune system and helps prevent infections like urinary tract infection, cough and cold.
3. It is a Natural Pain Reliever
Associated with arthritis, joint and back problems, and rheumatism – Soursop has been traditionally used for providing relief from pain associated with the aforementioned conditions.
4. Boosts Energy Levels
Soursop contains thiamine, a compound which improves energy levels.
5. Aids in Digestion
Soursop health benefits include aiding digestive health, as the fibrous flesh of soursop helps improve digestive health.
6. Prevents Leg Cramps
Potassium present in this fruit is known to be effective in preventing leg cramps.
7. Maintains Bone Health
Soursop contains copper, which promotes the absorption of calcium, a nutrient that is essential for good bone health.
8. Helps Heal Many Skin Ailments
The sap of Soursop’s leaves, or the flesh, can be applied topically to get rid of eczema, skin rash and swelling. Topical application promotes fast healing of wounds and prevents infections.
9. Prevents Anemia
Soursop is rich in iron, is useful to the prevention of anemia.
10. Relief from Migraine
The riboflavin present in soursop helps curb migraine headaches.