Although almost the entirety of this very special tree is used medicinally, we supply fresh ground leaves as that's what most traditionally used. Yet the seeds, bark, fruit, roots and leaves have all been used for centuries in the rainforest within medicinal preparations. Indigenous people in South-Central America, Africa, and Asia have regarded this as a miracle remedy to stop viral infection, for pain relief and for impeding the proliferation of several types of cancer. Traditionally it has also been used to curb anxiety, as a mild sedative, to lower heart rate and reduce blood pressure.
In more modern medical research, Soursop (Annona muricata) was discovered to contain a bioactive compound “annonaceous acetogenins” very well known for anticancer activity on cancer cell lines. It has also been successfully used and approved in the medical community as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, to lower blood pressure, prevent ulcers, etc. Research has shown that soursop extracts were able to kill some types of breast and liver cancer cells, as well as resist particular chemotherapy drugs.
Yet, unfortunately, soursop became a controlled substance by Big Pharma and the FDA, once anti-cancerous research was peaking a couple decades ago, due to the potential side effects it might cause when taken in large doses and long term. Some studies have shown how it might cause nerve damage, tremors, or symptoms like neuropathy when taken over an extensive period of time (just like with many plant medicines, it is best advised to take under the guidance of a healthcare professional and with proper dosing and breaks from consumption).
If you are seeking to utilize this long term, and in higher amounts, to treat a particular acute or chronic medical condition, please ask us or seek advice from your own healthcare practitioner first.
Ingredients: Guanabana leaf (Annona muricata)* (4oz)
Sourced from a sustainable farm in Brazil
Suggested Intake: 1/2-1tsp in tea, soup, 1x per day. We also suggest adding it to green juices, smoothies, and healthy eats.