How to make an infusion of guanabana leaves
The soursop It is a tree that belongs to the family Annonaceae. It is a tree that today is cultivated in many tropical countries for its edible fruits, not only for its flavor, but for the great amount of preventive, protective, curative and medicinal benefits it offers. From a scientific point of view it is known by the name of Annona muricata. The tree can reach up to 10 meters high, with rough bark and very characteristic greenish leaves. While the fruit of the soursop It has a curved ovoid shape at its lower end and irregular shape, with small pointed spines that do not produce pain when they are removed.
We find it especially in Mexico, the Caribbean, Polynesia, Central and South America, China and Austria, although it is true that today it is possible to find it cultivated in practically any place in the world. A clear example in this regard are, for example, the Canary Islands, where in recent years it is becoming a very common crop.
As regards the nutritional benefits of the soursop which contributes, it is a tropical fruit especially rich in carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins (especially vitamin C and vitamins of group B), minerals (such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc) and also very low in fat. About its medicinal or healing benefits, it is especially interesting to control high blood pressure and blood glucose levels (in case of diabetes), is an excellent cleanser of the liver, helps eliminate toxins and is very beneficial when reinforcing the immune system and the defenses.
There are different options when it comes to enjoying their qualities, properties and benefits. A useful and recommended option is the guanabana juice, especially when consumed fasting every morning. Another option is to develop a infusion, which is done with the leaves of the soursop.
Benefits of the infusion of guanabana leaves
Purifying and diuretic of the organism and the liver
Soursop leaves are very diuretic and depurative, so that the infusion made with them provides excellent qualities when it comes to purifying the body, and help naturally to eliminate the different toxins that have accumulated.
On the other hand, Soursop leaves are very beneficial for the natural cleansing of the liver. In fact, its infusion becomes an excellent option for purify the liver (especially when you are also looking for Detoxify the liver).
It helps us to relax
Soursop leaves are very beneficial for the nervous system, since it acts as a mild sedative. In addition, it is a natural option to sleep better thanks to the fact that the infusion induces sleep.
Therefore, it is also an interesting natural infusion when it comes to relieving nerves, anxiety and stress.
Useful for lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and high blood pressure
We could say that The infusion of guanabana leaves is excellent to take care of our cardiovascular system, since it helps in a very positive way when it comes to lowering high levels of fats in the blood, as for example is the case of high cholesterol and triglycerides.
On the other hand, helps in a positive way when it comes to preventing or reducing high blood pressure, a very common condition that tends to appear above all as we are serving years.
Applied as a poultice
The infusion of guanabana leaves applied as a poultice helps to soothe tired muscles, being very useful when relaxing muscles when they are very tired or sore.
To make this poultice it is necessary to make a decoction of both the leaves and the stems, and then make a kind of paste that we will apply to the muscles to be treated.
Recipe to make an infusion of guanábana
To make this infusion you only need:
- 1 handful of dried guanabana leaves
- 1 cup of water
First put the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan and put to heat until it boils. When the water reaches the boiling point add a handful of guanabana leaves and let it boil for 3 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and let rest another 3 minutes. Finally sneak and drink.
If you wish you can sweeten with honey, a natural option that also allows you to enjoy all its qualities, benefits and properties.
Contraindications of the infusion of guanabana leaves
The infusion of guanabana leaves is not recommended in the following cases or conditions:
- During pregnancy.
- In babies and small children.
- Parkinson's disease.
If in doubt it is recommended before consumption always ask your doctor.
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