Source of antioxidants
Supplement strength leaf tea
Graviola (Annona muricata), also known as Soursop, is a small evergreen tree with large, dark green, glossy leaves that is native to the Amazon Rainforest and other tropical areas of the Americas.
It produces a large, heart shaped edible fruit that is 15 to 23 cm in diameter, is yellow-green in colour, and has a white flesh. In Brazil, the juice is a popular drink, and is known as Guanábana.
Many active compounds have been found in all parts of the plant - including the leaf, bark, root, stem, and seed. Graviola is becoming increasing well known as a source of antioxidants called annonaceous acetogenins, which are found mainly in the leaf and seeds.
Graviola tea is prepared from the leaves of the plant.
Infuse 1 teabag in a cup of boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
Sweeten with honey or sugar as desired.
Drink 3 cups per day before meals or as directed by your practitioner.
If used regularly supplementation with a probiotic is recommended.
Taking Graviola in combination with Co-Q10 supplements and other agents that increase cellular ATP may reduce the herb's efficacy.
Not advised for use when pregnant or breastfeeding.