Soursop Leaf Tea.
I bought this to provide Soursop tea for health.
Below is a warning from those that talk knowledgeably about such matters and put a dampener on any that may dare go here. In my own studies I fear that what they say would make sense if warnings were actually turned against experts.
Well-respected cancer organizations still advise caution.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center acknowledges that graviola has shown anticancer properties in lab studies, but human data are lacking.
- Cancer Research UK (a non-profit cancer organization based in England) states that there is no evidence to show that graviola works as a cure for cancer.
- And the Cancer Treatment Centers of America advise, "Experts warn against using the fruit to treat cancer. While research suggests soursop can fight cancer, it has not been studied in humans. As a result, there is no evidence of its safety or efficacy."
In addition to its anticancer properties, some people use soursop to treat infections, coughs, weight loss, herpes, inflammation of the nose and throat, and parasitic infections such as lice. Others may use graviola tea or soursop fruit to induce vomiting or to increase relaxation. According to the Therapeutic Research Center. Natural Medicines database, there is not enough scientific evidence to support these claims.
Soursop Tea Risks and Side Effects
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center advises that you don't consume soursop or soursop leaves if you:
- Are taking blood pressure medication2
- Are taking diabetes medication
- If you have liver or kidney disease
- If you are having any nuclear imaging studies performed2
- If you have a low platelet count
The organization also adds that repeated use may cause liver and kidney toxicity and that side effects of soursop may include movement disorders and myeloneuropathy (a condition with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease).2
The Therapeutic Research Center advises patients that using graviola may be unsafe.
A Word From Verywell
If you or a loved one has cancer, it can be tempting to try an alternative treatment that promises hope. There are some holistic treatments that may provide relief from certain cancer symptoms. However, some anticancer treatments may do more harm than good.
Before considering soursop, soursop leaves or any herbal treatment, speak with your healthcare provider to make sure that the treatment you use to get well doesn't cause harm.