Soursop tea is great for aiding in the treatment of diabetes and hypertension, but it can also help reduce insomnia because it has sedative and soothing properties.
Although it has several health benefits, soursop tea should be consumed in moderation as excessive drinking can result in side effects such as hypotension, nausea and vomiting, for example.
Soursop tea is quick and easy to make and you can be consume 2 to 3 cups of soursop a day, preferably after meals.
- 10 g of dried soursop tea leaves;
- 1 liter of boiling water.
To make the tea, simply put the soursop leaves in boiling water and leave for about 10 minutes. Then strain and consume after is cools down after meals.
Side Effects of Soursop Tea
Although soursop has several benefits, the use of soursop tea should be indicated by a herbalist or nutritionist, because excessive amounts of soursop tea may result in nausea, vomiting, a slight decrease in blood pressure and intestinal changes, because it has antimicrobial properties, helping to to eliminate good bacteria from the body when consumed in excess.
In addition, soursop is not indicated for pregnant women because it may result in premature birth or miscarriage.
Benefits of Soursop tea
Soursop has therapeutic properties that can be used to help treat some diseases such as:
- Diabetes: because it has fibers that prevents sugar from rising rapidly in the blood.
- Rheumatic pain: it has anti-rheumatic properties that may help reduce inflammation and pain.
- Stomach ailments like ulcer and gastritis: because it has anti-inflammatory properties that lessen pain.
- Insomnia: because it has sedative properties that can help you fall asleep.
- Lower blood pressure: it is a diuretic fruit that can help regulate high blood pressure.
In addition, due to its antioxidant properties, soursop improves the appearance of your skin and hair and strengthens your immune system.
Soursop Nutritional Information
|Components||Amount of 100 g of soursop|
|Vitamin B1||100 mcg|
|Vitamin B2||50 mcg|