Sour Sop or know as Sirsak in South East Asia is fruit from the graviola tree that believed having ability as natural cures for cancer cell more effective than Chemotherapy. This fruit is popular in Indonesia as juice, ingredients for food or as Dodol sirsak, a sweetmeat that made by boiling sour sop pulp in water and adding sugar until the mixture hardens. The use of sour sop as natural cures known in the Asia as natural cures for fever and other health problem, but not as cancer. Nutritionally, the fruit is high in carbohydrates, particularly fructose. The fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2.
You could consume the sour sop fruit by make it as Sour sop juice. The taste is not so bad, although will be a little bit sour, just like its name, but it is completely natural and definitely has no side effects. Sour sop plant also easy to maintain, if you have a space in your home, you could plant one in your garden.
Sour sop tree is low tree and popular in Brazil as graviola, guanabana in Spanish, Sirsak in Indonesia and sour sop in English. The fruit is very large and the sub acid sweet white pulp is commonly used as fruit drinks or sherbets.
Sour sop also could be used as antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and used for handle depression, stress and nervous disorders.
Besides the fruit, other parts of Graviola tree also useful for health, including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds. These other parts have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis.
October 12 2009 04:19 am | Alternative Medicine