- Origin: Peru
Botanical Name: Annona muricata
Common Names: graviola, guanábana, custard apple, and Brazilian paw paw
What parts of soursop leaves are used?
Herbalists enjoy using the leaves to make soursop tea and capsules.
How do you identify soursop leaves and where is it grown?
The leaves of the graviola tree are simple, oblong between two and six inches in length. The tree itself is not a large tree and thrives in warm, humid conditions. It is a fast-growing evergreen tree and all its parts, including its leaves, are edible. It is found primarily in the Amazon region, in the rain forests of Africa and Southeast Asia and tropical areas of North and South America.
Soursop is prepared in 400-1000mg capsules.
Usually Prepared With:
Soursop is added to teas, beverages with antioxidants such as Green Tea, fruits and vegetables. It is also combined with Elder Berry, Ginger and Turmeric.