Today we are starting telling you about various Sri Lankan fruits, vegetables and herbs which are used for ayurvedic food and treatment. Please, pay attention that all these fruits are used in Peacock Ayurveda Garden for ayurvedic food preparation and treatment also.
Todays fruit – Soursop
Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Central and South America, also produced in some parts of Asia, including Sri Lanka.
Soursop fruit has the most delectable flavour. The skin is thin and is covered with conical nibs. The white, pulpy flesh, which contains juice, is peppered with small shiny, black inedible seeds, and has a pleasant, sweet-acidic taste.
Culinary uses: eaten fresh as fruit, made into cakes, juice, beverages and for flavouring. The young soursop, where the seeds are still soft, is used as a vegetable.
Soursop Fruit Health Benefits:
Soursop is not only a delicious and healthy fruit but it is used by Ayurveda to treat illnesses ranging from stomach ailments to cancer.
Soursop fruit can help attack cancer cells effectively and safely without the after effect. Soursop leaf has an effective target and kills malignant cells for many types of cancer. Ayuveda effectively uses for cancer treatment both – leaves and fruits of soursop in addition to other medicine and therapies.
Helps curing many disease
Soursop fruit juice can help overcome kidney disease, liver problems, urinary tract infection (also known as urethritis) and hematuria (blood in the urine).
Speeds up the healing of wounds
The flesh of the soursop is applied as a poultice to accelerate the healing process and also to prevent bacterial infection. The leaves also are used for healing wounds.
Source of vitamin C which is a strong antioxidant, increases endurance and slows down the aging process, also increases immune system.
Soursop contains minerals like phosphorus and calcium which are very important in the process of bone growth and prevention of osteoporosis.
Prevents nerve damage and maintains a healthy heart
The content of vitamin B1 enable to accelerate metabolism, blood circulation, prevents nerve damage. The content of vitamin B2 is required for the body’s energy production, fat storage, nervous system function, and maintenance of the heart muscle.
The content of fructose in soursop can keep you fresh, active and energised.
To be continued …