Sour Sop is a tree that grows in Western Africa, it produces heart-shaped fruits that are quite nutritious. The Leaves are are rich in compounds alkaloid minerals and other compounds like calcium, fat, vitamins A and B.
Locally the leaves are used to relieve stomach aches, fevers, pain and respiratory problems such as cough and asthma.
Recent research, showed the leaves increased T cells production in the body. T cells are lymphocytes in the body that kill cancer cells and other damaged cells.
A 2012 in vivo and in vitro study found graviola may be beneficial against some pancreatic cancer cell lines by inhibiting cellular metabolism.
Lower Blood Pressure
Regulate blood sugar levels
The leaves are known to hold strong antioxidant properties and is rumored to help prevent and cure cases of cancer. Antioxidants scavenge molecules in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can fight free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. Antioxidants are known to help prevent chronic disease and delay aging, thus also promoting longevity
Its leaves are known to help reduce pain and fevers.