The soursop tree is a flowering evergreen with broad leaves. It produces a fruit often touted as
a natural remedy for cancer, as well as for other medical conditions. The shape of the fruit varies and can grow to the size of a watermelon. It is dark green in the beginning, and then lightens into a yellowish-green color when ripe. The skin is spiny and leathery, and the flesh soft when ripe.
WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND:
Caribbean, Central America, Southeast Asia, and other topical areas worldwide
PROPERTIES AND USE:
Anti-inflammatory, antitumor, hypoglycemic, sedative, antibacterial, nervine, antiparasitic, hypotensive, antiviral, antispasmodic, digestive, vermifuge, febrifuge, emetic (in large doses), insecticidal. Used to boost endocrine and thyroid activity. It is also used for cancer, and conditions of the bladder, pancreas, and kidneys.
For all conditions, peel and eat the fruit. One-half cup per day is recommended. To make an infusion, pour boiling water over 1 leaf. Steep for 10 minutes, and then drink warm. Drink 3 cups per day. The standard dosage for capsules or tablets is 2 grams three times per day.