Benefit and harm

The benefits and harms of Soursop

Guanabana there are many names Soursop, Annona, Soursop. This tree can grow as in nature, as in the indoor environment. It is an evergreen plant which gives delicious and useful fruits. The tree grows in hot countries such as Africa and South America. Popular fruits in countries such as India, China and Australia. In Europe, these fruits are exotic and are extremely rare.

Properties guanabana

Trees in nature is an evergreen reaching 6 meters in height. At home, the plant does not exceed 2 meters. The leaves are oval in shape without needle-like protrusions, fleshy and smooth, can grow in length up to 15 inches. The fruits have a green color, which changes to yellowish as they Mature, their surface is soft burrs. The fruits can reach up to two pounds of weight. Form guanabany slightly elongated, similar in shape to eggs. The flesh is white, fibrous, juicy, in which are black seeds. The fruit flavor resembles a mixture of strawberry, pineapple, with a delicate aroma of citrus. The fruit is harvested in the period when they have changed color but are still firm. They are not allowed to dostavat that they do not fall to the ground. Since in this case the fruit is broken on the ground and spoils.

Tree flowers reach 2.5 cm in width, they never open fully and have a light yellow color. Their peculiarity is that they can grow not only on the branches but on the trunk. The tree blooms twice a year, after which place flowers have small fruits, quickly gaining weight.

Fruits are rich in vitamins and calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. They are folic acid, carbohydrates, choline. In the fruit a high content of water.

Use guanabana

Soursop has a beneficial effect on the spine, can strengthen it. Therefore, it is prescribed for disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Extract guarany has antiviral effect, strengthens the immune system and helps fight infections.

Soursop is an effective tool to combat overweight, it is an effective fat-burning substance. The guanabana is eaten in various diets.

Soursop quenches your thirst even on the hottest day. It's enough to eat the flesh of the fruit.

The substances contained in Annona can slow the development and proliferation of tumor cells, allowing to consider the Soursop as a remedy against cancer.

Application guanabana

From the pulp prepare juices, extracts, cooked compotes.

From the tree's leaves make a fragrant tea that has a soporific and calming effect. The leaves can also be put in the pillowcase so that their aroma helped to sleep.

Tree bark used as a remedy for coughs and colds and as a sedative.


The pulp of the fruit is used to restore the intestinal flora, improvement.

Fruit is used in nutrition for weight loss, excretion of uric acid.

Soursop is used in the treatment of diabetes.

Harm guanabana

The seeds of the fruit are considered poisonous, so you need to make sure that they do not fall into the food. Due to the large size and of a certain regularity in the placement, they are easy to remove from the fruit.

Abuse of the fruits of guanabana can cause the development of Parkinson's disease.

Juice Annonas, getting on eyes that can cause blindness. Therefore, when you contact the face, you should immediately rinse it with cold water.

Not advisable to eat this fruit to pregnant women. Nursing mothers should also refrain from this fruit because it can pagubino impact on the child's body.

Of Annonas produce a drug Theamazon. Its effectiveness has not been confirmed, and the drug is not licensed. However, in some countries it is used and disseminated.

Consumption of fruits in large quantity can cause nausea and stomach upset, so you need to carefully monitor the amount eaten of the fruit.

Undesirable is the guanabana people with low blood pressure.

Daily consumption of Annonas in a month leads to the destruction of intestinal beneficial bacteria that causes malfunction of the organism and the development of some diseases.