How to Treat Cancer with Soursop Tea / Graviola Tea

Sour sop fruit and plant

Using Soursop Tea to Treat Cancer


How many of us are aware that research results indicate that soursop tea is beneficial in the treatment of up to twelve types of cancers? These include breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer, to name a few. It must be noted that unlike chemotherapy treatment the medicinal compounds in sour sop only attack cancer cells, and does not negatively affect the surrounding healthy cells. It is inexpensive and has no established side effects on the body. Sour sop can be taken as a tea, supplement or juice.


I recently came across a discussion on a certain site where the poster shared her knowledge of individuals using the soursop tea to treat their cancer. The core of the post was about a couple who had to deal with cancer of the lymph glands. The wife was suffering from this ailment. A web search using the words "gleaner report on couple using soursop to cure cancer" took me to the story of Raymond Kirlew and his wife. It is a fascinating story with aspects to which many cancer patients and their relatives and friends can relate. Here is the link...

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100118/news/news1.html


You can share your own experience here: Has Soursop Tea Cured Your Cancer or Improved Your Health? Share Your Story


Natural Aid for cancer Treatment


Natural Remedies vs Pharmaceutical Medicines

I am a big fan of natural remedies for any complaint. I just do not have much faith in pharmaceutical medicines. I will qualify or should I say explain my statement.


Pharmaceuticals are very important and should not be ignored (at least not totally) when it is needed/prescribed to treat an ailment. What I hate is all the side effects they come with, the expense associated with them, and the secondary ailments some of them tend to bring on resulting in the need to get another set of pharmaceutical medicine to cure the new ailment.


A huge credit should be paid to the pharmaceutical companies and the undeniable contributions they made and continue to make in making our society almost, if not totally free of many diseases. Many diseases have either been cured or brought under control through their research and development of medicines.


Within the same breath, we cannot deny that there are many of these medicines which seem to create their own complications resulting in dependency on one pharmaceutical or the other. While some rid the body of an ailment another seems to poison the system. Pharmaceutical companies have been said to be among the largest money earners. That is definitely not hard to believe.


Natural Remedies have Side Effects Too


Let us not be mistaken. Natural herbs also have their own adverse effect on the human system if care is not taken during its use and administration. It is best to know the benefits as well as the contraindications associated with each herb or food used as a natural remedy.


Many persons found an answer to their complaint only after taking the decision to forego their doctor's advice or course of treatment and try something else. It is important to remember to never totally ignore one's doctor no matter what the decision. It is also important to remember that we all respond to treatment differently, and so what works for one man does not have to work for another even if the complaint is the same.


That said, I can now pay attention to sharing what I have learnt about soursop tea being used to treat cancer. The focus is on the fruit, leaves and bark of the sour sop or graviola plant.


Preparing Soursop Tea

Benefits of soursop leaves/soursop tea and how to prepare it.


My mother has always related the benefits of soursop tea.This is made by steeping the leaves pretty much just like any other tea here is made. If the fresh leaves are available, you can slightly crush them then pour on some hot water. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.


Sour sop tea bags are now available on the market. Here is the is the recipe:


Recipe for Soursop Tea

Green leaves

2 - 3 leaves per serving ( tear them in pieces or slightly crush them).

1 tea cup hot water

Blue Agave nectar or honey is best for sweetening (cancer patients should avoid sugar).

Individuals using the tea to treat cancer please remember that cancer loves sugar. That is the reason it is best to avoid using sugar as a sweetener.


Method: Pour on the hot water and allow it to stand for 15 minutes, or until you are satisfied it is well steeped. Alternatively, you can boil the leaves for short while then allow it to stand and steep a bit more. I prefer to do it like this. Allow it to boil rapidly for a short while (you can see the water turn green) then just let it stand a bit more while it cools. This way it takes less than 15 minutes. You can experiment to see how strong you like it so you can determine how long you prefer to steep your leaves.


Making tea with dried soursop leaves


The method would be just like that for the green leaves, but personally I think its best to boil rapidly. This is because I believe the dried leaves release their components slower than the green leaves. Some rapid boiling action, and a follow-up steeping while I allow it to cool a bit always works for me.


Remember: Bits of the bark can be used as well, and short rapid boiling action also works best to make the most of the leaves and bark.


I do remember being told that the plant is strong, so there was no need to use many leaves to make sour sop tea. One or two leaves might be enough for one person. I am really not sure on that, but that's the recommendation I follow. The leaves can be used green or dried. The usefulness of the plant for nerve ailments is another benefit I recall being told of. A concoction from both the leaves and the bark of the soursop plant is used to treat cancer.


In a nutshell among the major benefits of soursop tea are its ability to:

  • Cure cancer (use leaves along with the bark to make the tea).
  • Cure or alleviates nerve ailments.
  • Individuals who had difficulty sleeping have also related that the soursop tea helps them to sleep better.


NOW Foods Graviola, 500mg / 100 Capsules (Pack of 2)
NOW Foods Graviola, 500mg / 100 Capsules (Pack of 2)

Another highly rated Graviola product among users. It is said to be very useful in treating cancerous tumors, and for boosting the immune system.

 

Vitamins and Other Nutrients in Soursop


Now remember, you benefit from having soursop as a tea (leaves and bark), as a drink (sousop punch) or just opening up the fruit and devouring the rich, succulent, white, milky saps. Whether you are a cancer patient or simply enjoy having some soursop, here is another interesting bit of information for you.

Enjoying a nice tall glass of creamy, smooth refreshing soursop juice has more to offer than downing a nice drink. It is a power house of vitamins and other nutrients.



Vitamins


Vitamins help the body convert foods such as carbohydrates into fuel (carbohydrates to glucose). Soursop contains significant amounts of:


Vitamins C


This nutrient is a well known and highly regarded antioxidant. An antioxidant is a nutrient that prevents free radicals from causing some level of damage to our bodies. Free radicals are a marked culprit in cancer formation, and are produced as by-products of the foods we ingest that are transformed into energy.


Our bodies require Vitamin C for a variety of reasons. These include the growth and repair of tissues, healing wounds as well as the repair and maintenance of cartilage, teeth and bones. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the formation of collagen. Collagen is a protein substance that our body produces and use to make our skin, form scar tissues when we have a wound, and also for the formation of blood vessels, tendons and ligaments.


Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)


This is a water soluble nutrient that acts as a coenzyme in the body's metabolism. It plays an important role in maintaining cellular function and therefore a number of organ functions. Beriberi is a disease of the heart and nervous system that results from a deficiency of Vitamin B1. Those suffering from serious liver conditions are given Thiamine supplements.


Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)


Remember Vitamin B1 acts as a coenzyme in the metobolism process? Well Vitamin B2 is essential for the reactions of coenzymes such as this. Insufficient amounts of vitamin B2 in the body leads to an inflammation of the lining of the mouth and skin.


Other Nutrients found in Soursop


Soursop is also rich source of:

Mineral

Protein

Carbohydrate (particularly fructose)

Calcium

Iron

Phosphorus

It is basically a whole food, and aside from the cancer benefits it is great for treating conditions such as arthritis, obesity, hemorrhoids, heart and kidney conditions.


An Aphrodisiac


A healthy sex drive is worth a million to many of us. Soursop drink is highly regarded in the Jamaican culture because for its aphrodisiac properties. It is a traditional accompaniment to the Sunday dinner in many homes.


Note: Soursop is a great addition to our diet, but don't expect it to perform untold miracles if you are not supporting it by eating properly and maintaining some level of physical fitness.



Update: Another Method of Preparing Soursop Tea and how many cups a Cancer Patient should drink per day


Through my continued research and in response to your questions, I have found information on another method of preparing soursop tea and how many cups a cancer patient should take per day for treatment.


Prepare Soursop tea by

  • Boiling 10 old, dark green soursop leaves in 3 cups water.
  • Allow it to boil and evaporate to just one cup.
  • Divide the tea and drink twice per day.


In the story of the KIrlews, the wife had the tea three times per day. I doubt the tea she had was this strong. You could do a bit of experimenting. You can revisit the link given earlier on the article to read the inspirational story again.

You can share your own experience here: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100118/news/news1.html


Effects: It is said that the patient may feel some heat in the body, similar to that felt during chemotherapy. After two weeks of treatment with the sour sop tea, the cancer patient can go to the doctor for a check up.


Remember: I share information as I find them, and usually in response to your queries. Although I am positive we have a natural remedy winner here, your health and the choices you make are your responsibility.


Uses of the soursop fruit.


The soursop (annona muricata), is a tropical plant. The soursop fruit is commonly used in Jamaica to make a very rich drink (soursop juice). It is also used to make ice cream and pop sickles. My mother and siblings enjoy the sap combined with condensed milk. They place the sap in a bowl then pour on some condensed milk, toss it around to combine them then have themselves a treat. The fruit is also just popped open and the saps feasted upon. It is usually a very juicy fruit. Soursop juice seems to be a favorite in health food restaurants.



Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories Graviola Extract Wild Harvested, 2 Ounce
Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories Graviola Extract Wild Harvested, 2 Ounce

This product receives high rating among its users as being very effective in treating cancer of various forms. The product is made from an extract from the leaves of the soursop plant.

 

Other Medicinal Properties of Soursop


Soursop is said to have various other medicinal values. These include:


  • A decoction of the leaves is useful for treating head lice and bedbugs.
  • Taking the juice during fasting is said to relieve liver ailments and leprosy.
  • Applying fresh crushed leaves to skin eruptions to promote healing.
  • Apply the flesh of the fruit as a poultice for three days (unchanged) to speed the healing of a wound.
  • The use of a decoction from the young shoots or the leaves to treat a range of ailments such as gall bladder problems, diarrhea, dysentery, cattarrh, fever and indigestion and coughs.
  • Swollen feet and inflammation can be treated with a compress made from a decoction of the leaves.
  • Used as an aphrodisiac (enhances sexual desires) - Quite a catch for many men and especially rated among Jamaican men.


A web search turns up other fascinating revelations about the soursop as a surge of interest in this fruit has now been generated.


Contraindication


The only contraindication I have read of so far is its link to Parkinson's Disease. The link does not seem to be conclusive but rather speculative on the subject. It is my opinion that those who use soursop should be mindful that it does aid in treating nerve ailments and as such may have a counter-effect if over used. Remember: That's my view.


Further reading on this yielded suggestions that a holiday be taken between administration. I have also seen some insightful testimonies of the use of soursop tea and soursop supplements by cancer patients.


Financial Benefits


The greatest financial benefit to be derive from the use of this natural remedy lies in the savings realized in comparison to using pharmaceutical medicines and a long doctor's treatment. Persons with easy access to the plant are especially blessed in this regard as all that is required is a walk out into the garden.


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Terrylee5151 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

What a great post. I am into anything natural for healing.

I have candida and am healing myself naturally. I have a blog. My Journey With Candida. If you go to my profile you can get the url.

I also do product promotions if they are candida friendly.


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ohic32 6 years ago Author

Thanks for sharing that bit Terry. I will certainly be checking out your blog. That is a topic which is of interest to us as women.


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tuah 6 years ago

i do enjoy reading your article


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ohic32 6 years ago Author

Thank you tuah ^_^. I am happy did.


Manuela 5 years ago

My daughter-in-law had breast cancer. She told the doctor she was taking graviola. He told her "It can't hurt." Within 6 weeks the tumor had shrunk on its own and she went into remission. The doctors said they had never seen anything like it. Of course they did not attribute it to the graviola. They called it spontaneous remission. Go figure.


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ohic32 5 years ago Author

I think it is bad when doctors do not pay tribute when and where it is due and assist their patients to access affordable treatment. It is hard enough to have to deal with cancer without having to struggle with the related expense.

It is good to hear that your daughter-in-law found a savior in this natural product.


Bunches 4 years ago

Manuela can you tell where I can get the Graviola. It's hard to order something online and not know if what you're getting is actually the real deal.

Thanks for responding


enjoy425 4 years ago

Manuela glad your daught in law is doing well ,i agree with bunches how do you know if you are getting the real thing ,I hope one of you two people read this and can reply because I need all the help I can get I have pancreatic cancer and it would be appreciated,if one of you reply and if you know a good supplier of soursop leaves,which is the same of graviola

thanks Gary

enjoy425@hotmail.com


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Bunches and enjoy425 would you by any chance know of anyone on vacation in Jamaica or who travels here for any reason? The best help I could offer is drying and packaging the leaves for you as it is no problem for me to access it.

My aunt in Canada usually dry herbal plants and take it back with her but I cant remember if my aunt in the US does the same. Where do you guys live?


enjoy 425 4 years ago

I live in Hamilton,Ontario Canada


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

OK. My Aunt lives in Winnipeg and may be down in the spring but if you know anyone coming here before that you can message me.


enjoy425 4 years ago

ohic32 don't know of anyone going down that way at the moment thanks


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

OK. I hope something works in your favour so you get some soursop leaves soon.

Wishing you all the best.


enjoy425 4 years ago

thank you


janetmorgah@yahoo.co.uk 4 years ago

I have this soursop tree in my house how can i prepare it ?


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Hi Janet, I have copy and pasted the section of the article that gives the instructions below.

This is made by steeping the leaves pretty much just like any other tea here is made. If the fresh leaves are available you can slightly crush them then pour some hot water on. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.


enjoy425 4 years ago

Any one that is looking for soursop leaves I have a website that you can go to and buy the leaves ,I talked to this lady and she is very friendly to talk to and is honest and is trustworthy.After much reaching I found her and she charges 5.99 for a bag of dried leaves and no shipping charge to ship in the USA.Here is the website go to it and scroll down to herbs and click on herbs and you will see the soursop leaves just tell her Gary mention her site http://crazyjamaica.com/?page_id=536 and her name is Rosemarie and to get her phone number go to the custom service and her number is there.hope this helps people looking for the leaves


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Enjoy this is so funny. I was just sending you a comment to alert you about this link and comment only to find that you actually made the comment yourself.

It is good to know you found a supplier. I don't know if the other commentor who was seeking leaves has had any luck but I hope so. I'll just copy your comment here and try sending it to her just in case. Thanks for sharing.

Wishing you all the best as always.


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Hi Bunches, Another commentor found a supplier and shared the link below. I thought I'd send it to you just in case you are still seeking the soursop leaves.

Please see the comment I pasted below. All the best.

Any one that is looking for soursop leaves I have a website that you can go to and buy the leaves ,I talked to this lady and she is very friendly to talk to and is honest and is trustworthy.After much reaching I found her and she charges 5.99 for a bag of dried leaves and no shipping charge to ship in the USA.Here is the website go to it and scroll down to herbs and click on herbs and you will see the soursop leaves just tell her Gary mention her site http://crazyjamaica.com/?page_id=536 and her name is Rosemarie and to get her phone number go to the custom service and her number is there.hope this helps people looking for the leaves


enjoy425 4 years ago

you ship to Canada to and if so how many leaves you get and are they dried,because Rosemarie"s leaves are dried and she ships anywhere in the country and right know there is no charged shipped to Canada


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Ravi and enjoy please message each other in regards to buying and selling of soursop leaves as this is not a commercial page.

Ravi I deleted your comment before and you have reposted. Please be mindful that it is not acceptable. Ask persons to message you and do not leave any contact details here save maybe a link.

I will delete your comment again and ask that you repost and observe my request. Best of luck to you all.

Thank you.


sergoo 4 years ago

good!


LouieLouie 4 years ago

I recently made a batch of the tea from the leaves and stems for my mother and she has been on it for about 3 weeks now, she has breast cancer in her lung and other places, stage 4, since starting on the tea she has not been asking for pain medicine. we will see how her next CT scans look.


enjoy425 4 years ago

how are you brewing your soursop tea can we get the recipe thanks

Gary


Natural Graviola Tea Bags 4 years ago

ou should change the price for the tea bags it is 22.99 on amazon.com

Gary


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Thanks for pointing that out Gary. I checked Amazon myself and found the price there is more than they advertise here. I am not sure why that is, but I have no control over their advertising.

I would gladly change the product for faulty advertising, but, I'll wait a bit as based on response, consumers find the product helpful. I hope they correct the advertised vs actual pricing soon.

Thanks again.


pemfc 4 years ago

I got this fruit in Bangalore,India yesterday,1 KG = INR 500(approximately US$ 10).When I showed the fruit to my friend,he took me to his relative's farm house and showed me the same fruits,the trees.He says the fruit costs INR.20/each(approximately 40 cents) in the local market.People are gaining lot of financial benefits from this natural product.

Please,ohic32, publish this too.


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

I have no problem doing so pemfc. It is true. People do tend to capitalize and over price these natural products. That's a pity.


jaz 4 years ago

can u pls help me is for mother she have cancer stage 4 i want to try this to my mom i buy graviola leaves a lot its fresh i order this the website do i need to put the rest of the leaves at the refrigerator?? wat is the instruction to boil its is better fresg green or dry leaves??


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Hi jaz. Sorry to hear about your mom's condition. Please see the article above for the answers you seek. The section on recipee for soursop tea states what I know of the green/dry leaves.

As far as I know the fresh leaves will eventually discolour and start going quail even if you keep them in the fridge. I would suggest that you keep some in the fridge and set the rest to dry.

Soursop leaves are wonderful in both forms, green and dry. I hope all goes well for your mom with this tea.


jaz 4 years ago

thank u so much i just put outside the fresh leaves to make dried n i will put on the refrigerator do u know where i ca order bArk of graviola n fruits ?


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Sorry to say so far I only know of Amazon, Ebay and the link shared by a former commenter. You could maybe try to contact this site owner who ships the leaves. http://crazyjamaica.com/?page_id=536

Best of luck to you and do let me know if you get to do so.

Which country are you in by the way? The only other suggestion I could offer is that you ask someone coming to Jamaica or another WI island to take some back for you.


enjoy425 4 years ago

I know the site owner Rosemarie from crazy jamaica has bark from the tree ,You have to mention that you are interested in some bark,here is her number if you like to talk to her 1 954 274 9870,just tell her Gary give the number I have talked to her many times on the phone and is very nice lady ,just called her as I wrote this to ask if she sells the bark of the soursop tree and she does ,so anyone looking for the bark she carries it and mails everywhere,hope this helps


jasmin 4 years ago

thank u for ur help im from california i wil order to they website crazy jamaica tnxx


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

My pleasure jasmin. Thanks for pitching in enjoy425.


just a heads up 4 years ago

Jasmin and anyone else ordering from the States the shipping is usually free,and free To Canada at times,Crazy Jamaica has had trouble with the servicer she deals with and has been working on getting it fixed what has happen in the past every order you place there has been a shipping charge for every item you order ,so if this happens make sure that you contact Rosemarie and let her know that you have been charge ,more then once for shipping and she will reimburse you ,the problem may be fixed now


rosemary 4 years ago

plz can it be used for leukemia?


jazmine 4 years ago

i saw t i think $5 for shipping its supposed to be free im from california


no charge to USA 4 years ago

all of the states is free to ship if you where charged for the shipping I left a phone number up above give her a call and she will be happy to reimburse you ,and Canada is free at times to


a thank you for understanding 4 years ago

enjoy425

FROM:crazyjamaica.com

GOOD DAY,

TO YOU-OUR SPECIAL FRIEND,

We at www.crazyjamaica.com enjoys the relationship and special bond we have developed.We look forward to your continued support,visits and encouragement.We from time to time have updates on our site and try to keep you informed.First we would like to thank those of you who stood by us with patience and understanding during the times we had problems with our shopping cart and the various shipping chargeS. We are proud to say it is now cleared up and works just fine.

SOURSOP LEAVES:

Crazyjamaica.com has now added a larger pack of our superb quality soursop leaves /with barks totaling 1/2 lbs

http://crazyjamaica.com/?page_id=4385.You have many times requested this and your wish is our command.Find the package here:

http://crazyjamaica.com/?page_id=4385

SOURSOP LEAVES EXTRACT

We have also added a soursop leaves extract, which is potent and have all the components of the soursop leaves and barks. This will be available on the 1 st May 2012.

Until we talk again,keep good and take the best care of your self.Always remember to:

Work hard,Play hard,Laugh hard and Love hard:

Courtesy of:

Purelife Super Green Food - http://crazyjamaica.com/?page_id=3401

-The life in a bag !!

Crazyjamaica

Marie

954-274-9870


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Kim Ryan 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Queensland

hi i live Australia and have managed to get my hands onto it for my husband can any one help me with letting me know how often he should drink the tea? is it once a day ??? please someone help thank you


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Hi Kim Ryan.

I did some research on your question and added the answer to the article. I'll share it with you here and wish for your husband all the best and speedy healing.

Another Method of Preparing Soursop Tea and how many cups a Cancer Patient should drink per day

Through my continued research and in response to your questions, I have found information on another method of preparing soursop tea and how many cups a cancer patient should take per day for treatment.

Prepare Soursop tea by

Boiling 10 old, dark green soursop leaves in 3 cups water.

Allow it to boil and evaporate to just one cup.

Divide the tea and drink twice per day.

Effects: It is said that the patient feel some heat in the body similar to that felt during chemotherapy. After two weeks of treatment with the sour sop tea the cancer patient can go to the doctor for a check up.

Remember: I share information as I find them, and usually in response to your queries. Although I am positive we have a natural remedy winner here, your health and the choices you make are your responsibility.


leukemia 4 years ago

the person that wanted to know about sour sop for leukemia,well I have find another herb that is on the jamica website and it is Guinea Hen Weed .Alternative Health Properties of Anamu

Many cultures have utilized Anamu flowers, leaves, and roots for remedies of a variety of negative health conditions. Today it is being extensively researched for its use in fighting both cancer and leukemia, as well as immune disorders. In general it is a common remedy for colds, flus and viruses, and may prevent and reduce Candida, yeast infections and urinary tract infections. Anamu is also a powerful pain-reliever and anti-inflammatory.


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Kim Ryan 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Queensland

thank you so much for your help


Ed 4 years ago

Hi Kim Ryan,

I am from WA. I've read your post in this site. I am currently supplying the Graviola natural drinks. I may be able to help you to have the natural products that we are using if you are interested.

pls email me zyber05@yahoo.com and I will email you all the informations I have. many thanks.

To all Aussie who need the Graviola(Guyabano) just drop me an email. many thanks.


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

To all other posters.

Please note that if you leave a comment purely for the sake of advertising it will be deleted. I have allowed one or two here and there as I saw it fit, but this is not a free-for-all commercial hub.

Thank you for understanding.


enjoy425 4 years ago

Kim Ryan this is how I drink the tea

2)SOURSOP/GRAVIOLA LEAVES

Used to make a tea

This is the way to prepare the SOUR SOP leaves and bark .

Use about half a pound of leaves and stems, about two branches. wash them thoroughly and place them in about a gallon of water, in a sturdy pot (preferably stainless steel).

After boiling about 20 minutes, turn off the heat and leave to cool and soak for about 8-12 hours or overnight, if prepared in the evening. Bottle in glass or plastic container(s) and refrigerate.

How to take tea

For two weeks, drink about half a pint three times a day preferably before meals, early morning, midday and before bedtime.

For the next two weeks, drink about half a pint two times a day morning and evening.

For about a month after, drink a half a pint once per day, preferably in the morning before eating.

The leaves and stems are either taken fresh from the tree or dried.

Good Luck


Roman 4 years ago

Hello,

Thank you for your post, it is very, very useful!

I would like to ask, if you know, where I can get Graviola fruit and Graviola leaves in Europe?? It's very tough to find it here... Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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ohic32 4 years ago Author

Hi Roman. Sorry for the late response. For some reason I seem to have passed over your comment. Can you locate a West Indian health food store? They may be able to help you. You could also consider asking anyone you may know from the West Indies or any other area that the plant can be found if they can assist you in getting some.

I am not sure what the European regulations are on travellers taking back herbs with them, but if there are restrictions I can only give two other suggestions:

1. Make acquaintance with the operator of a WI health or grocery store or a West Indian who sells in the marketplace. They do exporting and may be able to get some sour sop leaves for you. Do be mindful though of anyone who may try to rip you off.

2. Purchase from Amazon and have them ship it to you. I guess that may depend on where in Europe you are located.


Lisa 3 years ago

Hi,

Can somebody tell me if graviola tincture does any harm?? My dad had an operation recently, he has lingua laring cancer, but whenever he takes graviola tincture 10-20 drops with glass of water he feels to much pain in that area (throat) and also feels to tired and sleepy, what do you think, do I have to give him or stop them? Please help.


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ohic32 3 years ago Author

Hi Lisa,

I have never used the tincture before, but in the story that inspired me to write this hub the lady who had the cancer experienced a lot of pain after drinking the soursop tea. She was tempted to stop, but the husband persuaded her that possibly the pain came from the soursop tea doing its work to eradicate the cancer cells. Other research I have done indicate that people should expect to feel pain similar to what they would feel during a chemo. Please see the lady's story here http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100118/news/n...

I would continue taking it. All the best to you and your dad.


Charles Anyacho 3 years ago

Sour Sop trees also abound in Nigeria. One can actually get the leaves and fruits from there. I have quiet a lot of the tree in my garden but i never it has this medicinal value


segun o. akande 3 years ago

good day, my dad just started taking it but his indigestion resumed, any help on that cos I read that it kills digestive cells. especially the leaf and bark combo.

thanks


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ohic32 3 years ago Author

Hi Segun,

I have not come across any information that says soursop kills digestive cells, but rather that it aides/improves digestion. All I can suggest is that possibly the indigestion is a first reaction. If you can access the fruit try to make a punch for your father (see videos in the article) or just juice and mix with a little lime/lemon juice and honey. See how his digestive system reacts to the juice. Possibly it will help build the digestive tract and make it stronger for the tea.

I would like to hear how that goes for you. All the best to you and your dad.


upsesslottaws 3 years ago

My partner and i accustomed to find at the top of life although as of late I have established any resistance.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

You forgot to mention that soursop juice is used as an effective aphrodisiac in Jamaica. It is the best calmative ever.


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ohic32 3 years ago Author

That is true rasta1. I'll have to add that bit of information. Thanks for the prompt.


nana 3 years ago

can the soursop tea work on damaging liver or liver diseases?? i have hepatitis b and my liver is going through some damages.. dont know if cirrhosis or cancer... can the soursop help it to fucntion properly and kill any cancerous cells if possible? if not what will u suggest for me.. currently i drink teas from dandelion and soursop.. i am lucky all are available in large quantities in Ghana.. i take garlics too.. help me please


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ohic32 3 years ago Author

Hi Nana. To answer your question, I'll just insert a bit of info from the article. It is found in the section on vitamins. Soursop feeds and nourishes as well as help the body to cleanse itself. I hope you will find the information useful.

* It is basically a whole food, and aside from the cancer benefits it is great for treating conditions such as arthritis, obesity, hemorrhoids, heart and kidney conditions.

* Those suffering from serious liver conditions are given Thiamine supplements.


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ohic32 3 years ago Author

saifalnadeem Thanks for stopping by and for the vote up.


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Jinga Juice 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

If there is anyone needing soursop leaves and is having trouble getting them, especially in Australia, please let me know as we sell these online. If you go to www.jingajuice.com.au you will find them there or email me admin@jingajuice.com.au

I am not promoting our site but merely offering a place where people can purchase the leaves from.


mona 2 years ago

if somebody can't get the leaves, only have access to fruit and that's after lots of hard work, do u think, would it work the same way?


rose 22 months ago

My uncle have lung cancer and they give him months he sitt on the phone every day letting us no he is happy and well he is drinking guinea hen tea 3 times a day god is good that's two years now


andrea 2 months ago

you can buy the sour sap pulp in the freezer section at any supermarket goya or lafe brand

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