Health is Wealth

Guyabano as we call it here in the Philippines has definitely gained popularity in the last couple of years, after more and more people started testifying about its many beneficial effects on the body. It has been acknowledged as the miracle cure for cancer (through independent studies), but not by the medical industry who still maintains that chemotherapy is the only treatment.

I'm not really a huge fan of eating the fruit, I prefer atis actually, unless the soursop is served as a smoothie then we're good haha. My husband loves it though and gets himself a fresh one in the market when it's available. Anyway, we can talk about the fruit another time, it's the graviola leaves that I'm zoning in on in today's write up.

Here are some of the benefits of Guyabano/Soursop leaves:

  • For Cancer treatment and prevention

    According to a study conducted by experts from Purdue University in the US, guyubano leaves are very good for the treatment of various diseases, especially cancer. The study proves that the leaves can inhibit cancer cell growth. Some types of cancer that can be treated are breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and 12 other types of cancer.

    The procedure to make it is: take old soursop leaves and boil with 3 cups of water. Leave until remaining one cup of water, drink 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
  • For treating Uric Acid

    Guyabano leaves can also be used as a cure for gout. Many alternative medicines use the leaves for the treatment of gout.

    The procedure to make it is: take 6-10 old soursop leaves but still green then wash cleanly. Furthermore cut soursop leaves with the aim of ensuring the content in the leaves right out. Boil the leaves with 2 cups of water. Simmer until remaining 1 cup of water. Drink the concoction twice a day in the morning and evening.
  • For treating Back Pain.

    If you have any problems with your waist, try to make a potion of guyabano leaves. Take 20 pieces of leaves and boil with 5 cups of water. Allow to boil and the remaining 3 cups. Drink this mixture ¾ cup once a day.
  • Helps the Immune System and prevents infections

    The content in guyabano leaves is believed to boost the immune system and prevent infection in the body.

    The procedure is: prepare 4/5 soursop leaves, boil with 4 cups of water and then simmer until the remaining 1 cup. Drink once a day.
  • For treating Eczema and Rheumatism.

    Mash the guyabano leaves to a smooth consistency and apply on the body that feels pain or pain due to arthritis or eczema regularly twice a day.
  • For treating Ulcers

    Pick fresh young guyabano leaves and stick it on the body affected by ulcers.
You might have heard of guyabano leaf extract in capsule forms as I have which is not surprising due to its recent celebrity status with health aficionados like Mr. D and I. The leaf extract can help tackle cancer other than also maintaining a healthy body thus preventing various health problems. Here are some of the known benefits:

  • Antibacterial:To Inhibit bacterial growth
  • Antiviruses: To pursue the development of virus
  • Anticancer: To Inhibit cancer development
  • Antitumor: To Inhibit tumor growth
  • Antiparasitic: To Inhibit parasite development
  • Antimalarials: Antimalarials
  • Antileishmania: Antileishmania
  • Antispasmodic: Substance that can relax smooth muscle
  • Antikonfulsan: anticonvulsants
  • Astrigen: Substances that wrinkle / shrink mucous membranes
  • Antimutagenic: Substances that are inhibiting gene mutation
  • Analgesic: Substances that can relieve pain / ache
  • Anti-inflammatory: Substances that suppress inflammation
  • Febrifuge: Substances that lower fever
  • Hypotensive: Substances that are lowering blood pressure
  • Hypoglycemic: Substances that are lowering blood sugar levels
  • Nervin: To strengthen nerve / nerve tonic
  • Kardiodepresan: Pressing cardiac activity
  • Galactogogue: Substances that can increase breast milk production
  • Sedatives: Substances that are soothing
  • Stomakik: Substance that strengthens the stomach and increase appetite
  • Vasodilators: Substances that dilate blood vessels are
  • Vermifuge: Substances that can kill intestinal worms
  • Diuretics: The emetic of aurine
  • Tranquilizers: Substances that are soothing

One of my aunts contracted cervical cancer and underwent chemotherapy which made her gravely ill after treatment. We seriously thought she wasn't going to last long, but when she started taking Guyabano tea and drank it as much as she drinks water on a daily basis her condition miraculously improved at a very quick pace and she never went back to the hospital to this day. My husband gets his Guyabano tea fix every night and is now reaping the rewards of adding it to his routine that he gets much needed energy boosts throughout the day. The difference was astounding that even I tried it out and felt the difference. I'm usually dead tired even before night fall, pregnancy and taking care of 2 toddlers plus a gradeschooler can do that but I don't tire that easily anymore after drinking Guyabano tea. Beats those energy drinks that are loaded with chemicals, that's for sure! Try it our yourself and be amazed with the results as we were!


Article published on September 8, 2015