By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe
Jamaican Soursop has various health benefits that are not popularly known. It has:
- ascorbic acid,
- amino acids,
- methiodine and lysine;
- vitamins A, b1, b2 and C
and makes a delicious drink. For persons concerned about their caloric intake, the Jamaican soursop is great because it has up to 40 calories. It is not only the soursop fruit that is usable but the soursop leaves are boiled for tea is often used by older and more knowledgeable folk. However, it is important to note that the seeds are not edible as they are toxic.
There are a number of illnesses that can be healed or aided in fast recovery times if the Jamaican soursop fruit is used. These include:
- swollen feet,
- liver ailments,
and it is used as a diuretic as well. As it relates to cancer, because the make up of the Jamaican soursop is toxic, it combats the effects of cancer cells. The antiviral and anticancerous nature of the plant is presently and consistently being studied. Africans regularly bathe their feverish children with this to combat the high temperatures.
Truly the Jamaican Soursop is a national treasure and underrated for its curative purposes. Nature provides many such natural and organic elements to alleviate our illnesses. We need only to explore them; starting with the Jamaican Soursop.