Graviola is a rainforest plant that has been part of the natural and traditional medicine
in Central and South America and the Caribbean for centuries. It has an extremely wide range of medicinal properties, which are distributed through the different parts of the plant. The fruit or juice is taken to reduce fever, counteract diarrhea and dysentery, and kill worms and other parasites. The seeds are also a potent antiparasitic and are used traditionally as a remedy for lice. The bark, leaves, and roots can be made into a soothing medicinal tea, taken as a sedative or an antispasmodic.
Research also bears out the traditional use of Graviola tea as a hypotensive — that is, a remedy for high blood pressure. The bark can also be used to treat fever, and the leaves are used topically to speed the healing of wounds. The unripe fruit is especially prized as a digestive aid.Additional utilization of Graviola has been documented within specific native healing traditions. In the Andean mountain ranges of Peru, Graviola leaves are brewed to discharge mucus and soothe inflamed mucous membranes. To the east, in the Amazon region, the bark, leaves, and roots are used by diabetics to stabilize blood sugar. The leaf tea is taken as a heart tonic in Guyana, a liver remedy in Brazil, and a treatment for asthma, coughs, and flu in the West Indies. It is also used for arthritis and rheumatism, and some mothers eat and drink the Graviola fruit to increase lactation.
Most studies regarding health benefits of Graviola have been conducted on laboratory animals and have not been confirmed in humans.
Graviola is best known for its anti-cancer properties. Researchers are very enthusiastic about Graviola being an alternative medicine to be used as supportive therapy for cancers, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and lymphoma. It is one of the most studied properties of the tree and so far it has shown positive results. However, always consult your doctor before using Graviola for any therapy.
And now I will show very interesting and delicious recipe and it is very healthy.
PORK RIBS IN SOURSOP.
1 Kg Pork Spare Ribs, cut into individual ribs
200 g Graviola Fruit, peeled, deseeded, and cut into chunks
½ Cup Miso Paste
2 pcs. Shallots, peeled, quartered
1 thumb-sized pc. Ginger, peeled, cut into thin strips
4 pcs. Fresh Jalapeno Peppers
1 pc. Radish, peeled, cut into chunks
1 stalk Lemongrass
Combine all ingredients except for mustard leaves and fish sauce in a pot.
Simmer for 40 minutes or until pork ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Remove lemongrass and add in fresh whole mustard leaves before serving.