Annona muricata | guanábana | Graviola | Soursop

Annona muricata | guanábana | Graviola | Soursop

Annona muricata:

Family: Annonaceae

Origin: Ecuador

Common names: Shawshopu, Mãng cầu Xiêm, Coração de Boi, Evo, Ekitafeeli, Stafeli, Aluguntugui, guanábana, graviola,, anona, graviolo, corossol, cœur de boeuf, kowosòl, කටු අනෝදා, sorsaka, adunu, Brazilian pawpaw, guyabano, guanavana, toge-banreisi, durian benggala, durian belanda, nangka blanda, ทุเรียนเทศ, ទៀបបារាំង, sirsak, zuurzak, Stafeli, and nangka londa.

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Soursop Leaves, Guanabana leaves, Graviola leaves

Annona muricata is the scientific name for the plant that is also known as Soursop, Graviola or Guanabana. It is a member of the Annonaceae family. It is a plant with a delicious fruit and a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree. It is native to the tropical regions of the Americas.

Harvested by Tsáchila tribes people

Our leaves have been carefully selected by a family of the Tsáchila tribe in Ecuador. In their reservation of almost 2000 hectares, they plant and cultivate the guanabana trees for their households consumption. They traditionally eat the fruit, and the leaves are believed to help in threatening different ailments.

 They believe the tea of the leaves when taken regularly can help regulating the sugar blood levels and diminish back pains. They also believe that the leaves could protect you from the disease associated with uric acid, such as gout. And when rub directly on the skin they could help threatening Eczema and Rheumatics.


Research suggest that Guanabana leaves can be rich in several compounds including protein, calcium, fructose, fat, and vitamins A and B.

Soursop is widely promoted (sometimes as “graviola”) as an alternative cancer treatment. There is, however, no medical evidence that it is effective. Some studies have suggested that graviola leaves could help in anti aging treatments and could controle the bad cholesterol.


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Interesting article on Sciencedirect

A Review of Its Traditional Uses

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