aka Soursop , graviola, guyabano
Water: once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
May Help Kill Cancer Cells : Although most research is currently limited to test-tube studies, some studies have found that soursop could potentially help eliminate cancer cells. One test-tube study treated breast cancer cells with soursop extract. Interestingly enough, it was able to reduce tumor size, kill off cancer cells and enhance the activity of the immune system.
Help Fight Bacteria : In addition to its antioxidant properties, some studies show that soursop may contain potent antibacterial properties as well.
In one test-tube study, extracts of soursop with varying concentrations were used on different types of bacteria known to cause oral diseases.
Soursop was able to effectively kill off multiple types of bacteria, including strains that cause gingivitis, tooth decay and yeast infections
Reduce Inflammation : Some animal studies have found that soursop and its components may be able to help fight inflammation.
Inflammation is a normal immune response to injury, but increasing evidence shows that chronic inflammation could contribute to disease
Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels : Soursop has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels in some animal studies.
High in Antioxidants : Many of the reported benefits of soursop are due to its high content of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help neutralize harmful compounds called free radicals, which can cause damage to cells.
Some research shows that antioxidants could play a role in reducing the risk of several diseases, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
How to Eat Soursop : The flesh can be added to smoothies, made into teas or even used to help sweeten baked goods.However, because it has a strong, naturally sweet flavor, soursop is most often enjoyed raw.When selecting fruit, pick one that is soft or let it ripen for a few days before eating. Then simply cut it lengthwise, scoop out the flesh from the rind and enjoy.Keep in mind that the seeds of the soursop should be avoided, as they have been shown to contain annonacin, a neurotoxin that may contribute to the development of Parkinson’s disease