JAKARTA – For those of you who like soursop juice, not only the fruit, but the leaves are also rich in unexpected benefits. Soursop leaves contain various active compounds, the most important of which is Annona acetogenins, a type of fatty acid. In addition there are other ingredients such as flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, saponins, calcium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, vitamins A, B, and C, phytosterols, and calcium oxalate.
VOI will help you find out what the health benefits are. So, start using these leaves to prevent and treat various diseases.
Reducing arthritis symptoms
Drinking soursop leaf boiled water every day can reduce the symptoms of arthritis which is one of the symptoms of autoimmune disease or damage to the immune system that occurs in the body where white blood cells attack normal cells in the body.
Prevent and treat cancer
The main compound annona acetogenins in soursop leaves contains anti-cancer substances that work in the body and kill these deadly cells. Soursop leaf extract is also able to kill tumors effectively by inhibiting the supply of nutrients and energy needed by tumor cells.
Prevent and treat diabetes
Consuming boiled water from soursop leaves every day can also help diabetics in neutralizing blood sugar levels because of the methanol compounds contained in it.
The results showed that the pentane extract contained in soursop leaves can effectively kill the Plasmodium parasite which is transmitted through the Anopheles mosquito, the main cause of malaria.
Soursop leaves are well-known as an ingredient for cleaning and treating health problems that attack the liver or liver, such as jaundice caused by viral hepatitis. This disease causes the skin and sclera of the eyes to turn yellow due to high levels of bilirubin in the blood.