Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Soursop seed can be used to treat vomiting

Health Benefits of Soursop

- The seeds, which have emetic properties, can be used in the treatment of vomiting. 

- The leaf decoction is effective for head lice and bedbugs. 

- The crushed fresh leaves can be applied on skin eruptions to promote healing. 

- The juice of the fruit can be taken orally as a remedy for urethritis, haematuria and liver ailments. 

- The juice when taken when fasting, it is believed to relieve liver ailments and leprosy. 

- To speed the healing of wounds, the flesh of the soursop is applied as a poultice unchanged for 3 days. 

- A decoction of the young shoots or leaves is regarded as a remedy for gall bladder trouble, as well as coughs, catarrh, diarrhea, dysentery, fever and indigestion. 

- Mashed leaves are used as a poultice to alleviate eczema and other skin problems and rheumatism. 

- The root bark is use as an antidote for poisoning. 

- Soursop flowers are believed to alleviate catarrh. 

- Decoction of leaves used as compresses for inflammation and swollen feet.

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