1-GanChinSeng: Penang,Malaysia/Posted April 3, 2009
Few days ago, I came across with this Soursop, and forwarded the email to my father…
and now, he just emailed to me saying that he is using the Soursop’s Leaves, pluck the young and tender leaves and immediately spread it out to dry.
Do not allow the leaves to ferment!!!
After drying well, store it and you can start preparing the drink.
Put some leaves in a ceremic cup and pour in boiling water. Better to close a lid on the cup and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes, so that the hot water will bring out the value of the leaves.
It’s ready to drink.
The Taste: Taste like Green Tea with a slight oily feel in the mouth.
The Smell : Unripe Soursop.
Amazingly, my father told me that his personal company doctor said that my father’s blood pressure and clorestrol has been reduced after consuming the teas. In eastern countries like Malaysia, China, HongKong, and etc. chinese people like to consume chinese tea as their tea time pleasure. Well, i’m still waiting for my fathers to get his doctor’s report on soursop. probably will post to everyone here once I got it.
2-In Jamaica it is called sour sop. Jamaicans sometimes eat the pulp of the fruit or juice it and sweeten the juice with condensed milk; or lime and sugar, a very refreshing drink. They also make tea by steeping a few leaves in hot water. This is good for nervousness, hence it is used by young inexperienced nursing mothers to help induce breast milk for their babies. The heart of the fruit is given to bed wetters to calm their nerves. Some men will swear by its aphrodisiac ability and the juice from the pulp makes delicious ice-cream. The leaves are dried and stored when you do not have easy access to the tree but the leaves can be used green if you have a tree. As is said in Jamaica, “What do not kill you might cure you”
3-In Caribbean the leaves of the soursop tree has been used to put babies to sleep for years. The young leaves are steeped in hotwater, then the tea is put into a bottle and given to the babies to help them fall asleep and sleep through the night. It’s been passed down from generations and sworn by. Countless mothers still use it today as a remedy in this part of the world. There hasn’t been any side effects reported as yet. Adults use it to over a period of time to calm nervousness (when your hands shake for no reason).
ps: Ermmm.........not bad! Know what? I'm enjoying the soursop juice now...bought by my dearest son 'Adik' ~ (upon request, hehehe)....Sue.
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