Soursop tea is an herbal tea that is made from the leaves of the soursop fruit tree. Soursop tea is also called graviola tea and is rumored to have significant powers to prevent or treat cancer.
Many people also use the leaves of the soursop fruit tree to make soursop tea. Soursop is also called graviola, so the drink may also be referred to as graviola tea. Other names for soursop include guanabana, custard apple, and Brazilian paw paw.
When it comes to drinking herbal tea for health there are two schools of thought: 1) Start slow and keep it simple; 2) maintain the tea in body throughout the day. 1 to 3 cups per day.
Boost Your Immune Health
The first and arguably most sought-after benefit is soursop’s ability to build and improve immune systems. Its high level of vitamin C helps fight pathogens while protecting your skin from oxidization damage
Free radicals in your body don’t just cause illness – they can also lead to stress and inflammation. The antioxidant properties in soursop tea don’t just help with your immune health. They also help with chronic conditions caused by inflammation, such as:
Improve Digestive Health
One whole soursop fruit contains around 83% of your recommended daily allowance of fiber, which is a vital nutrient for your digestive health. Fiber helps to promote regularity and prevent digestive issues such as constipation.
Stabilize Your Blood Pressure
Soursop contains high levels of potassium (up to 626 mg per cup), as well as a heaping quantity of iron. These ingredients work together to lower high blood pressure levels. Potassium promotes better blood circulation while iron helps regulate a normal heartbeat and tension.
Potentially Prevent Cancer
Finally, we’ll touch on a B-I-G potential health benefit of ingesting soursop tea, but we must state that there are not nearly enough clinical studies or research to fully support this claim. Still, there are many who state that soursop leaves can treat, prevent, and possibly even “cure” cancer.