Soursop as a Sedative

soursop calmative

Few of us know Soursop as having a calming effect. But, Soursop is rich in tryptophan, which is present in leaves but also roots and bark of the plant. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid used in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin and the melatonin, both closely linked to the control of mood and sleep. The neurons produce serotonin using in addition to tryptophan, vitamin B3 (also known as niacin) and magnesium, both also present in Soursop.

Some research has shown that serotonin is a neurotransmitter of central importance in depression, and supplements with tryptophan have already been used as a therapeutic strategy in patients with this disease. Low melatonin levels lead to insomnia, irritability and stress.

Thus, Soursop can help maintain adequate levels of tryptophan, vitamin B3 and magnesium and, consequently serotonin and melatonin, acting as a natural calming and helping prevent cases of depression, anxiety and hyperactivity.

The infusion / decoction of the leaves of Soursop, can then be used to combat these diseases. In this case, a cup of a quantity of infused 3 to 6 leaves of Soursop should be drank.

In addition, the leaves also provide a calm and relaxing bath for children, by spreading some leaves in the bathtub and bathing the little ones.

Learn more about Soursop and its multiple benefits here.


Annona Muricata and Wound Healing

leg injury wound treatment

Wound is the first medical problem that is faced by the human race.

In recent years, there has been a noteworthy surge of interest in using natural remedies with more efficient healing potential against different dermatological and skin disorders, including burns, cuts and wounds. Medicinal plants have provided more affordable wound healing products with higher safety from hypersensitive reactions compared to the synthetic pharmaceutical agents.

The wound healing activity of alcoholic extract of stem and bark of Annona muricata was found to show the marked reduction in area of the wound which was tested in albino rats proving their possible use in healing wounds.

The healing progresses go through three general stages:

  1. Inflammatory
  2. Proliferative and repair
  3. Remodelling stages.

The cellular responses include blood supply, surface covering and reproduction of collagen which ultimately helps to bind the wound margin and development of permanent functional tensile strength.

The extract of Annona muricata as an ointment applied daily for a period of 12 days significantly reduced the area of open wounds as tests proved. The actual healing seems to proceed from the 4th day onwards from the day of wounding. It accelerates various stages of wound healing, including wound contractionepithelialization and collagen synthesis. In addition, it also decreased the oxidative and inflammatory stresses in the wound area.

Internally or externally, Soursop does not stop being an ally!



Phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Annona muricata: a review, GAJALAKSHMI S, etc. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Annona muricata (Annonaceae): A Review of Its Traditional Uses, Isolated Acetogenins and Biological Activities, Soheil Zorofchian Moghadamtousi, Mehran Fadaeinasab, Sonia Nikzad, Gokula Mohan, International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Soursop and your Hair


It is never too much to remind you about the numerous applications and uses of Soursop in our daily lives.

We all know that a healthy and shiny hair needs sufficient supply of nutrients. Soursop can give your body the right nutrients and help you to:

  1. Prevent hair loss: Soursop contains a lot of vitamin C, which helps prevent hair loss and strengthens its roots.
  2. Decrease dandruff: Soursop has anti-parasitic effects. It can help fight dandruff and associated symptoms, by using the Soursop puree directly into the scalp.
  3. Fight and Kill Lice: Soursop leaves help combat the lice, by adding them together in a mixture and apply it on the scalp. This can be especially useful in the case of children that can easily catch such parasites.

Also, if you have headaches or migraines, you can try Soursop. It has 7% of our daily value for riboflavin. Research demonstrated that the ingestion of a considerable amount of riboflavin can prevent migraine from coming.

To learn more about the various applications of Soursop you can check our website.

Are you willing to try?

Stay healthy, be happy!


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What should be the Cancer treatment main goal?


When we think about Cancer, the first things that come to our minds, right after the shock and sadness, are chemotherapy and / or radiation treatments. These are very common procedures in western society.

Chemotherapy and Radiation are very effective in killing cancer cells. Radiation is especially effective when targeting external organs, like testicles because that specific part of the body can be isolated and targeted leaving the rest of the body somewhat protected. Chemotherapy is most effective in internal organs.

But, both chemotherapy and radiation destroy the immune system. The bone marrow is where the body produces the immune cells, and it is affected by these treatments. So the immune system will also be affected by these invasive and intense procedures. And, having a defective immune system not only will cause you to get sick more often, but also to develop cancer again, and again…

So, what should be the goal of the treatment? In part, the goal of these treatments is to kill the cancer cells.  But, the other part of the fight against cancer should be to detoxify the body and restore the immune system that was harmed during the chemical fight against the disease.

That is why we should be preventive and not only reactive. There are some important advice in order to do so:

  1. Nutrition is key.  Consume more organic raw foods. Ban the processed foods from your normal diet. Think of the way our grandparents would have eaten, food directly picked from the farm.
  2. Exercise. A good and fun idea is to buy a small trampoline, and jump up and down, this will stimulate your lymphatic system. And, is more important than lifting weights.
  3. Be sure to sweat! The skin is the best way to your body to detox. Drink plenty of water and get rid of the sodas.

Also: leave sugar. Sugar is the primary fuel for cancer cells. It does not matter what treatment you may choose, sugar will have to be taken off your diet.

Learn more about a detox and cancer prevention alternative here


Based on a Ty Bollinger’s interview.

Testimony – How Soursop Healed My Wife

In 1994 I planted a soursop tree because I like the fruit. I use the young leaves for cooking instead of using bay leaves. In December 2010, my wife had an operation to remove the entire left breast and 3 lymph nodes because of cancer.

A month after the operation we visited the oncologist who told my wife there was no cancer in her body. However, they wanted to give her chemotherapy to make sure the cancer would not return. I told them that there was no way I would put my wife through hell. Thus, there would be no chemotherapy or hormonal treatment for my wife.

Out of frustration I just typed “a natural cure for cancer” into my computer, and up came soursop. It is referred as fruit, seeds, leaves, bark and roots which can be used by boiling 10 leaves of the sour sop in 3 cups of water until just 1 cup remains. Drink 2 cups a day regularly. The signs of the cancer dying can be seen within 3 weeks.

My wife visits the clinic regularly for tests and scans. The results are very good. 

For those who have or know someone that has cancer can use the leaves as an alternative cancer treatment. 

The sour sop has no known side effects.

They have many leaves which will help other cancer victims in my area. I am spreading the words about sour sop for healing cancer.

I hate conventional treatment because they make a huge profit from cancer patients who are vulnerable and weak.

George, Australia


A Soursop Easter Recipe

soursop ice cream lollyWhen we say that Soursop is a plant with multiple uses, we are not exaggerating. Soursop is useful both in health related issues (the leaves) as well as concerning tasty recipes.

If you have access to Soursop fruit in your local market, you need to try the following recipe. Let us agree that the sugar levels are a bit far from zero, but it is Easter, and you can make a pause in your diet, or just do it for your family. And, please tell us the result!

Soursop Ice Lolly

Makes 20
1 Kilo Soursop
2 litres full cream milk
1 cup condensed milk
2 cups evaporated milk
4 tsp vanilla essence
White granulated sugar to taste


1. Place the Soursop in a large bowl and peel off the outer green skin of the fruit using your hand.
2. Take the white pulp and seeds and squeeze it through a large strainer into a jug or pitcher.
3. Add evaporated milk to the pulp extract and stir well while dropping the vanilla essence.
4. Then slowly stir the condensed milk, when all is mixed in well add the full cream milk.
5. Sweeten the ice lolly mixture to your desired sweetness then separate it in small clear bags.
6. Place in the freezer until cold and firm.

Happy Easter!!! And, remember…

Stay healthy, be happy!

What Soursop Does For Your Skin?

skinSOURSOP is a remarkable source of skin nourishing nutrients that can make your skin radiance with health and beauty!

Wish to know how?

Soursop deals with Skin conditions – Soursop is utilised to deal with several skin conditions. By using fresh soursop leaves on your skin, it helps you to have a fast recovery.

Deals with Edema – Soursop leaves are used for swealling and inflamed feet.

Deals with Eczema – Soursop leaves mashed and used on the skin as a plaster, help to deal with eczema.

Battles Indications of Aging – Soursop consists of a rich quantity of ascorbic acid and Vitamin C, which enhances the antioxidant material in our bodies and assists in decreasing indications of ageing like wrinkles, great lines and colouring.

Relieves from Sunburn – A maceration of soursop leaves can be prepared in warm water and can be used as a poultice (application of the macerated leaves under a damp cloth to the affected area).

Treats Dry Pruritic Dermatoses – To treat children’s dry pruritic dermatoses, crumple soursop leaves in a warm bath and wash the skin of the child.

Soursop has other several benefits to your health and beauty, but we will tell you more about it, in the posts to come.

If Soursop is your trustful ally, please share with us by commenting below or posting here.

In the meantime…

Stay healthy, stay happy!

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Testimony – Prostate Cancer

testimonyI first heard of the sour sop from my Uncle as my dad has got cancer. Really after wasting a lot of money in the hospital trying to give him a better health and with no more found to spend on him; this natural way of curing cancer then came up. Let me bring you up to speed with his health before the use of sour sop.

He had prostate cancer that was spreading fast and furious to is kidney. He could no longer walk on is own as his legs were swollen. He is also diabetic and his condition was so bad that the doctors could not help him any longer. After he was discharged from the hospital he was practically left to his faith to die with cancer. And as my mum said thank Jehovah for letting the doctors send him home.

But within 2 weeks of his taking of this wonder plant his health has so much improved that it is unbelievable. His diabetic problems are gone. His swollen legs are gone so he could walk on his own. The cancer effects that he had before are now gone. This result was just the effect of using the leaves from the plant for 3months now from November till date alone. I can tell you that he has not gone to the hospital ever since he was out in October of last year and his health is very much good. Did i forget to tell you his age well God’s grace will be 82 this year survived cancer. How did he use it: two leave in a cup of boiling water cover up so the aroma from the leave will not escape and left to stand for 1 hour. and meanwhile he does not eat for at least an hour before taking it and at least an hour after taking it. When he wants to take it boiling water is added to the covered water with the leave and he drives it. This is how he has used it for the past three months to a great result.

It is a shame that this big companies walk away with millions of murder in their hands and no body seem to do anything about it. But the best way to pay them back is to affect there profit. Let people know about the curing effect of sour sop.

by, Therence

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What is Soursop?

Kaua'i - Steel Grass - Rachelle's Photos
Kaua’i – Steel Grass – Rachelle’s Photos

Nature is an important source of knowledge and is still insufficiently known and disseminated. Western society is fascinated by technology and modern life, leaving aside universal knowledge: timeless Nature.

People are becoming more health conscious, and that involves having a diet that is rich in green vegetables and fresh fruits.

Soursop, GuyabanoGraviola, or Guanábana is a plant native to the Amazon, and it is packed with many of the things that our body needs. Well, actually to be more specific, Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and northern South America, primarily Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela. Soursop is also produced in all tropical parts of Africa, especially in Eastern Nigeria, The Plateau and The Democratic Republic of Congo, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It is in the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family.

Its main virtue is in its active ingredient, the acetogenin. Soursop (Annona muricata) leaves are the most beneficial part of the tree. They have acetogenin containing compounds such as bullatacin, asimisin, and squamocin. Acetogenin acts as an anti-feedant.

The benefits of soursop as treatment and remedy are highly acclaimed, as well as many other healing effects of this plant. Thanks to its rich components, soursop is a natural therapeutic remedy across a broad range of ailments.

Also, Soursop leaves are rich in several other compounds, including protein, calcium, fructose, fat, vitamins A and B, and the like.

Abstinence of caffeine, alcohol and junk food may help you to stay healthy, but you should definately include fresh fruits and teas, like the ones made from Soursop, in your diet.

Exercising and making a correct food combination can help you to be fit and healthy.

Learn more here