Have You Ever Heard Of The Graviola Tree And Its Benefits?
Graviola tree has a scientific name called as Annona Muricata. It is also commonly known as Soursop or Brazilian Paw Paw especially in South America.
The tree can be found easily in the tropical regions of South America especially the Amazon Basin. This small tree usually grows up to fifteen feet or five meters tall. The leaves are usually dark green in color with a glossy appearance.
Nearly all the parts of this tree, roots, barks, leaves and fruits are widely used for making traditional remedies in South America. In fact, this practice has been going for years. The Indigenous people of the Amazon Basin rely on this very tree for curing various ailments until today.
The fruits and seeds of this tree are used to maintain general intestinal health. They are also used to cure any stomach or bowel problem. In South America, the Graviola fruit is commonly eaten and can be found at market places. Some people prefer to eat the fruit to cure a stomach discomfort. Others take it in the form of fruit juice.
The fruit is said to be a bit sour in taste. To increase the quantity of mother’s milk, women eat the fruit or drink the fruit juice after childbirth. In countries such as Jamaica and Haiti, the fruit or fruit juice is taken for curing any fever or as anti-parasite. The barks and leaves are used as sedative.
To put it briefly, the whole Graviola tree or Brazilian Paw Paw tree offers various benefits as an alternative medicine for the Indigenous people from Amazon Basin and other South Americans. The fruits are used to cure fever and stomach or bowel problem. Some South American women drink Graviola fruit juice or eat the fruit to increase lactation after childbirth. Extracts from the barks or leaves are used as sedative by some South American people.