Guyabano is simply nature’s gift to mankind and one of the most medicinal benefits trees on earth, it soursop is a large fruit of a small, fast-growing tree. It is called soursop in English, graviola in Brazil and guanabana in Spain. It is ready for eating when it feels slightly soft and is light green externally.
Consuming regular guyabano boosts immune system due to high levels of vitamin C and B vitamins and other important minerals such as phosphorus and calcium. (i)
7 Medicinal Benefits of Guyabano Fruits
Fresh fruits and vegetables are effective in reducing the body’s bad cholesterol level. Guyabano is great source of Niacin which is essential for increasing the body’s good cholesterol level. It is must for individuals to eat who have a high cholesterol level in their body.
Guyabano is abundant sources of iron which is essential in preventing anemia. Anemia is a occur when our body defecient with healthy red blood cells. Try to eat more green vegetables and fruits in anemia condition.
Study published in “ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry”, fourteen structurally diverse Annonaceous acetogenins, found in Guyabano extract were identified and find its ability to inhibit the growth of human cancer cells. This cell line is known to be multidrug resistant cancer cells.
Another study of Catholic University of South Korea that Annonaceous acetogenins effectively kills cancer cells 10,000 times faster than adriamycin, the most widely used cancer treatment. (ii)
Back pain is commonly experienced these days, particularly by too much sitting work. Takin drugs for back pain can cause side effects. Guyabano leaves are an effective herbal remedy for treating back pain. Just boil 20 pieces of guyabano leaves in 5 cups of water until only 3 cups of water are left. Drink ¾ cup of this drink once in a day for relief.
Guyabano leaves are a natural treatment for arthritis pain. Drink the infusion of 10 large leaves every day in two to three divided doses or mashes the guyabano leaves until they become smooth and apply on the areas of the body affected by pain due to arthritis and eczema, regularly twice a day. (iii)
Guyabano seed contains irritant oil which kills lice. Powder seeds and mix with an equal amount of coconut oil. Rub on affected hair and body parts. Let stand for 30-60 minutes. Rinse off.
Guyabano is an excellent source of vitamin C, a nutrient which increases the acidity level of urine, resulting in decreased number of harmful bacteria that may be present in the urinary tract. (iv)
Caution: Do not eat the seeds, they are probably toxic! Pulverized seeds are an effective pesticide!