Soursop Leaves and Hypertension

high blood pressure hypertension

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms. Long term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss, and chronic kidney disease.

By now you may know that nutrients from the leaves, fruit, bark and other parts of Soursop are said to have strong anti-tumor / anti-cancer effects, and scientifically proven to cure various types of cancers, even though it has not been validated yet. But, this is subject for another post. In addition, the fruits and leaves are also said to function as an anti-bacterial, anti fungal, effective against many types of parasites and worms, blood pressure, depression, stress, and normalize the nervous system.

The high concentration of potassium present in Soursop, together with the antioxidant power of acetogenin are the main responsibles for the benefits of Soursop for people with hypertension. These elements cooperate in the regulation of blood circulation, in dilating the blood vessels and fighting clogged arteries, contributing to a better flow of the blood and oxygen between the heart and other body organs. Consequently, this generates positive effects in blood pressure control.

Female, 48 years
Negeri Sembilan, MALAYSIA

I have high blood pressure and was taking medication in the last 7 years. Since taking the medication, I experienced some side effects such as urination problem and pain in the body, especially in the back and fingers.

About a month ago, I went to the hospital for regular checkups as directed. My blood pressure reading was not satisfactory – 150/100. So the doctor changed my medication.

The new medication have made the side effects that I have been experiencing become worse. I feel like not willing to go on like this anymore.

On a day, I heard my friends chatting about the benefits of soursop. I asked them how to treat high blood pressure. They suggested I drink soursop leaves tea.

As side effects from the new medication is quite severe, I decided to not take the medication anymore. I only drink soursop tea every day.

After 3 days, the side effects that I experienced were almost gone. I feel more energetic and cheerful.

After about 3 weeks drinking the soursop tea, I went to the hospital for regular checkups as directed. My blood pressure reading was satisfactory – 130/80. So the doctor again changed my medication, but I did not tell the doctor that I no longer take the medication. I just accept the medication.

We always recommend that you consult a doctor first, and if you have low blood pressure you should not take Soursop

Do you suffer from hypertension? Have you tried Soursop tea lately? Any effects?

Please share with us, we are delighted to hear from you!

Stay healthy, be happy!


6 thoughts on “Soursop Leaves and Hypertension

  1. Sylvia mutuku pleased to inform you that soursop is a miracle friend was treating HBP which rised to 168/ this point he was given am additional medicine (beta blocker) the pressure dropped to an extend of being diastolic pressure.not to mention the side effects. Dizziness, pain among others .i introduced him to soursop tea now he is the happiest ever.


      • herbaldtox

        Hello Veronica.

        We suggest you that the tea should be prepared as follows:
        Daily Decoction:

        – Dip 7 to 9 leaves of Soursop, cut into strips in 900 ml of cold water,
        – Bring the water to a boil,
        – Let it boil for 30 minutes,
        – Your decoction is ready,
        The decoction should be taken 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals. Repeat this process every day.
        If you have more doubts or are interested in buying soursop tea, please check our website Thanks!


  2. Adefemi Richard

    Thanks so much. I am 41yrs old. I have been taking soursop for 2 weeks now but I am still having headache and eyes turning. My BP was fluctuating btw 160/90, 150/90, and 140/100 as at 3 days ago. But now I am still feeling the same. I just added cinnamon yesterday. Like almost a spoon a day. I don’t want to continue with drugs bcos it makes me feel sick


    • herbaldtox

      Hello Richard. First of all, how are you taking Soursop, in tea, capsules or liquid extract?
      In fact Soursop/Graviola is hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), a vasodilator (widens blood vessels), and causes cardiovascular depression (decreased heart rate and contractility). But, its effectiveness and correspondent results vary from person to person depending on age, gender, physical condition, and previous treatments. The appearance of the first results can be rapid, but may vary from person to person.
      We always present the maximum doses per day. Please try to decrease the dose while your body gets used to the effects, and when you see some positive effects you may increase the dose up to a normal one. If you are not aware of the doses, please check our website here
      We wish you a rapid and complete recovery!


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