Tips Of The Day: Nine Health Benefits Of Sour-Sop Fruit

Sour-sop is a wonder-working fruit found in the tropical regions of
the world. Around the world, it is known with different names such as
Graviola, Brazilianawpaw, custard apple, etc. It has a green-colored
exterior with pines all over it. The interior contains the creamy flesh
which is intermixed with thick black seeds. The delicious fruit in
recent times has been popular for its health benefits. As a matter of
fact, it is a wholly beneficial fruit in the sense that every part of it
has medicinal properties the roots, barks, stems, leaves, the pulp and
the seeds. The fruit itself is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and

Below are some of the reasons to fall in love with Sour-sop:

1. Sedative:

The sour-sop fruit has been traditionally used as a sedative- used in treating insomnia and nervous disorders.

2. Energy Giving:

The fruit is high in carbohydrates, contains a high amount of fructose.

3. Vitamins:

It largely contains vitamins C, B 1 , and B 2 which boosts immunity and ensures a healthy body system.

4. Minerals:

Sour-sop is a mineral packed fruit as it is discovered to contain such minerals as:

  • Calcium – teeth and bone formation
  • Magnesium – helps in stabilizing the blood pressure and improves heart health
  • Zinc – for respiratory conditions, Malaria prevention and in helps in impaired visual conditions (Macular degeneration)
  • Potassium – corrects eating disorders and helps in heart and kidney health.
  • Phosphorous – bone mineralization and dental health.

5. Immunity:

Sour-sop juice helps in the treatment of
urinary infections and liver problems. The fruit contains antioxidants
that fight against free radicals.

6. Digestion:

The fibre
content helps in indigestion(dyspepsia) and peptic ulcer conditions. It
can also serve as a laxative especially in cases of constipation. As a
traditional remedy it has been used to repel parasites and for the
treatment of stomach disorders.

7. Healthy Skin:

mashed, the leaves are used to ease skin disorders like eczema,
psoriasis and acne. Sour-sop contracts the skin pores, makes the skin
radiant and contains anti-aging properties.

8. Fights Cancer:

contains phytochemicals which fight against cancers. It is believed
that the fruit does more wonders than chemotherapy does. For instance,
while chemotherapy affects both normal and cancerous cells, the fruit
only destroys the cancer cells.

9. Anti-inflammatory & Analgesic Properties:

Thus they help in rheumatism and ulcer conditions and also serve as a remedy for feverish and cold (flu) conditions.


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