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The Health Benefit Of Soursop Fruit

The Health Benefit Of Soursop Fruit

The Health Benefit Of Soursop Fruit

Soursop is a well – known and highly regarded fruit in the tropical regions of Asia and South America but until recently was little known in the West. In cultures where it grows naturally, it is known not only as a delicious fruit but as having health and medicinal benefits as well. Native of South America and Sub-Saharan parts of Africa, Soursop is also cultivated throughout Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Indonesia and has become a staple fruit in those countries.

*Benefits*

Soursop fruit is packed with vitamins and other healthy ingredients. These include: Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, Healthy fats, Protein, Healthy carbohydrates.

In addition, Soursop fruit is cholesterol free and low in calories, making it an ideal snack or flavourful addition to a dessert.

The Health Benefit Of Soursop Fruit

Aside from the nutritional benefits of Soursop fruit, the fruit, seeds and leaves of anona muricata(the botanical name the Soursop tree) have been used for centuries in a variety of ways in preventive and remedial medical treatments. Some of the traditional treatment include:

1. Soursop fruit seeds which is used for treating vomiting.

2. Soursop leaves are made into a poultice and is used for treating skin disorders.

3. Soursop fruit pulp is applied directly in wounds to help speed up healing

4. Soursop root bark is used to treat poisoning.

5. A leaf tea or decoction applied topically is used to get rid of head lice and bed bugs.

Although controversial, many people claim Soursop may be an effective treatment for cancer.

While there is as yet no scientific evidence to back up these claims, it is interesting to note that they are traditional remedies that have been used for centuries.

Stay Healthy! Stay Alive!

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