Medicinal Benefits of the Guyabano Fruit
Most doctors and nutritionists recommend that their patients eat a fruit a day and with good reasons. Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals which are vital in fighting diseases. Today, we will focus on the Guyabano fruit or soursop that is native to South America and is green and spiky and has white flesh. The fruits, leaves and stem to the Guyabano are a concoction of medicinal properties. Here are some of the ailments that the Guyabano heals:
This is a condition where one lacks sleep. The condition can be treated using some drug prescriptions but most of them have their side effects. The drugs can be addictive and even lead to dependency. Others are not effective enough leading one to overdose. Soursop is a better alternative as it has tranquilizing effect. This is made possible by a compound known as serotonin which is present in the soursop fruit.
2. Cure skin problems
Soursop contains annonaceous acetogenin which is an anti-microbial agent. It fights against fungal infection bacteria as well as viral properties. It therefore helps fight off skin diseases such as acne, herpes among others. The fruit’s leaves and seeds have been used to treat skin diseases and also improve on the skin’s integrity.
3. Urinary tract infection(UTI)
Besides preventing and treating UTI recurrence, soursop also helps the body get rid of toxins and waste. The herbal diuretic increases the passing of urine which in turn flushes out the toxins. Unlike other antibiotics, soursop does not have side effects when used as a treatment for UTI. The soursop also helps the bladder to remain healthy. The fruit is used to treat UTI since it suppresses E-coli bacteria which is a major bacteria strain causing the infection
4. Cure poisoning
Most poisons are ingested but there are those that enter the body by inhaling, though the skin, from radiation exposure and by IV injection. Emetics are used in herbal medicines to induce vomiting which is a common way to get rid of some poisons ingested. The soursop fruit cures the light poisoning because of its emetic and sudorific properties. However poisoning caused by strong acids and alkalis should be addressed by a doctor.
5. Getting rid of lice
Soursop is also capable of fighting off lice as well as bed bugs. This is because it has insecticidal ability. Using herbal sprays with soursop extracts solves this problem. The fruit contains annonaceous acetogenin which give it the insecticidal ability.
It is therefore clear that the Guyabano fruit is a natural medicine cabinet full of home remedies to common ailments as well as major illnesses. You can ingest the fruit, dry leaves or the stem of the tree to get your dose of these benefits.