BENEFIT

As more and more people turn to alternative sources of medicine that are not comprised of man-made chemicals, many natural substances are gaining popularity. Among these is a natural material known as Soursop Leaves. The benefits of soursop leaves are truly worth considering, and below are just a few.

> Hair and skin problems
Soursop leaves is good at treating a number of hair problems such as split ends, dandruff, and falling hair, graying, and head lice. To derive these benefits make a tea from the leaves and use it as a hair rinse. The natural ingredients in the leaves, when mashed until soft and applied directly to the affected area, are good at treating eczema as well as skin infections such as acne ;

> Treating blood disorders
Because the tree is rich is rich in iron, teas made from soursop leaves are great for treating anemia and increasing red blood cell count. It is also good for reducing hypertension, and because of its antibacterial properties, it is very effective in curing infections ;

> Treating cancer
An online article published by Cancer Centers of America discussed a study released in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, published in 1997, indicated that chemical composites from soursop leaves were more effective at destroying culture breast cancer cells than chemotherapy.  Soursop leaves have been shown to kill cancer cells 10,000 times more effectively than other treatments, with the added benefit that it does not harm healthy cells. Soursop leaves has also been found to be very effective in treating the side-effects of chemotherapy. The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry was not alone in its findings. The Health and Sciences Institute has published more than one paper pronouncing that soursop leaves were very effective in killing cancer cells without harming the rest of the body. The National Cancer Institute came to the same conclusion, even the University of Purdue and other universities around the world found similar findings. No further studies have been done however, because soursop is a natural substance, and therefore cannot be patented. However, in some countries it has been used as a treatment for colon, prostate, and lung cancers with some success ;

> Disorders of the organs
Soursop leaves tea can treat gallbladder problems, liver ailments, and it can even lower glucose levels in diabetics by stimulating increased insulin production by aiding the beta cells in the pancreas ;

> Nutrient content
Soursop leaves contain high levels of Vitamins A and B, and C, fiber, iron, potassium, calcium. Soursop leaves also contain gentisic acid, annonacin, annocatalin, and anonol that strenghten the immune system ;

> Immune system booster
Soursop leaves tea can be used to perk up and feel better quicker when getting over a cold or flu ;

> Sleep aide
In the Caribbean, soursop leaves tea has been used for centuries as a treatment for insomnia, or one can just put a few fresh leaves into their pillow for that effect.