Soursop trees can be found in Hawaii and if your lucky you'll have one in your back yard like I do. If not, you could probably take a drive and find one along the roadside or a neighbor's yard (but make sure you ask permission first or they'll be huhu with you!). It's a rather unattractive fruit with its porcupine-like skin and strange shapes. It can be found growing on the bark of the tree or hanging from a branch.
My Soursop Tree
Young Soursop sliced in half and soursop leaves
Young Soursop Fruit whole and sliced (similar to jicama)
Soursop smoothie from Chinatown, Honolulu, HI
Mai Store in Chinatown, my favorite place for fresh fruit smoothies
- migraine headaches
- high blood pressure
- herpes simplex virus
- back pain
I would say that Sour Sop is a miracle fruit that is good for overall health in general and not just what has been listed and reported. I know that within my own family it has worked wonders. For example, my elderly uncle on Kauai was in poor health; his arteries were clogged and he was scheduled last year to have surgery at Queen's Medical Center (QMC) to remove a kidney stone. He began drinking Soursop tea 2 to 3 times a day. The week of his scheduled surgery, he had xrays done at QMC, a normal formality before surgery. To his doctors amazement, his kidney stone had completely vanished and his arteries were clear and no longer blocked. Needless to say, his surgery was canceled and the Soursop tea had cured him!! I also have a friend who lives in San Jose, California, who's uncle had stage 4 throat cancer and was being fed through a tube because he couldn't swallow. He too started drinking the Soursop tea and now he can eat solid food on his own and is cancer free.
If someone you know is suffering from cancer or any kind of ailments it doesn't hurt to try eating Soursop fruit or drinking Sour Sop tea. Of course, they should always check with their doctor first to make sure it does not interact with any of their medications or medical treatment. Soursop should be eaten as preventive measures from all illnesses.
Soursop tea is very easy to make:
- get a hand full of young or mature leaves (as long as they're not old leaves your okay)
- leave them out to air dry for about 3 days (or you can use it immediately if needed)
- place leaves in a pot of water and boil until it turns dark brown like tea
- *you can also use pieces of bark to make the tea along with the leaves
- Approxiametly 15 Soursop leaves for 1liter of water
- 3 leaves for a single cup of water
Young Soursop Leaves
Mature Soursop Leaves
Soursop leaves air dried for 3 days
Place Soursop leaves in pot of water and boil
Boil for about 20-30 minutes or until it turns dark brown like tea
Remove leaves from pot
Leaves removed from pot. Pour Tea into jars or container when cooled off.
Tea up close in glass jars. Made with Aloha for my friend Cheri whose thyroid cancer is in remission. Refrigerate tea for up to a week. Drink at least once a day or up to 3 times a day.