Soursop Leaf Tea

I’ve decided to post soursop leaf tea recipe tonight since this is the time it is most beneficial. You see soursop leaf tea is a natural soporific so for those of you who have trouble sleeping this is a wonderful tea to make. But the medicinal uses of the soursop leaves does not stop there. The leaves also kills head lice and bedbugs. It is used as an analgesic (painkiller) and antispasmodic (supresses spasms) and in a number of ailments ranging from cough, fevers, indigestion and most of all cancer.

Soursop leaf Tea and Cancer

In my recent research online I came across some stunning evidence that soursop was effective against a range of cancer which included colon, breast, lung, prostate and pancreatic cancer. It was so effective against colon cancer that a certain chemical from the soursop had the ability to selectively kill colon cancer cells at almost ten thousand times that of Adriamycin, a common drug used as a part of chemotherapy. Wow, that is some strong stuff!

Further reading showed that soursop was a real wonder because of how it targeted only cancer cells and left healthy cells intact, unlike chemotherapy which destroyed healthy cells as well in its process and also had serious side effects such as nausea, vomiting, hair loss and weight loss. The article on cancer is a great read for anyone seeking a more natural approach to healing cancer. This though, comes with a disclaimer attached and it must be stressed that before attempting any alternative treatments that you consult your oncologist or health care provider.

Look at that! Right here right in my backyard I have this tree growing and I never paid attention to it; only when it bears fruit. This is one tree I have to learn more about because it has many medicinal uses that could save you from a trip or trips to the doctor. Just think about it. Would you prefer to spend $400. for a doctor’s visit plus an additional $200. to buy tablets or just boil some soursop leaf tea for your ailment? I know what I would do…..Yawn!! Sleep is here and (No, I did not drink any soursop leaf tea ) I have to go before I …strt… to… tipe ……………stup………………pid…………………..sllll . Here’s soursop leaf tea.

 Soursop Leaf Tea Recipe

Soursop Leaf Tea


2 soursop leaves
sugar to taste
milk (optional)


Pick two leaves and tear into a small pot of water

Bring to a boil

Add sugar to taste. Add milk if desired.

 Well, I hope you liked my Soursop Leaf Tea recipe and if you did why not leave me a comment or two.


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33 Responses to Soursop Leaf Tea

  1. Anokee September 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I’m wondering if it’s fine to use leaves that turned brown? The leaves are very hard to get in Singapore. A malaysian friend gave some to me but alot had turned brown

  2. Felix September 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    Yes of course. It is not a problem. Now that it is dried you can store it for a longer time and enjoy more bay leaf tea :-)

  3. Victoria's Corner February 15, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    I am a cancer survivor and I also drink soursop leaves tea. I also find it hard to sleep and had been on medication for a loooooong time. Now, all I need is just this tea and by 9pm, I am already in bed. I also try to eat the fruit as much as I can. I posted the Triad Ritual for Cancer, which included the guyabano.
    See Victoria’s Box ( Facebook ) for my shared postings.

  4. sophisticated April 27, 2011 at 5:03 am #

    Hi. Where can i possibly buy the guyabano leaves? Ive been sick since december last year and im still struggling til now. I cant sleep coz the moment i try, i just keep coughing. Ive been seeing doctors and specialists but im still not cured. I badly need help.. :(

    • Boon July 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

      Are you still around, I could send dried soursop leaves for my e-mail.

  5. HDPR April 28, 2011 at 5:47 am #

    Correct Method
    1.You need to pick the newer leave( the greener ones , they tend to be delicate), never the brown ones , only the newer.
    2.Cut the leave
    3.On a saucepan , add 3 cups of water , and the leafs
    4. Cook on low for 1 hour, Cover the pan.( the important part)
    5. Add Blue Agave , or Honey , never sugar.
    this recipe has been on my family over 100 years.
    Im from Puerto Rico. My grand grandmother use to drink this every day , she never got cancer , or any terminal disease . she is 109 years old!
    we have 20 trees on the backyard.

    • Martha October 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

      GOD bless your grand mother. I’m from Puerto Rico too and I never know about this Guanabana that is so good for cancer. I’m going to tell my sister to send me some leaves, so I can make tea and sleep better at night. My mom died from lung cancer .Too bad I didn’t know this before.

    • janyn October 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      how many tea do you need to drink a day??

    • John May 19, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      Could you provide a good source to purchase these soursop leaf from.


      • Felix May 19, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

        Sorry, don’t know of any here locally.

    • dc February 3, 2015 at 10:33 am #

      HDPR – in your above recipe, how many leaves are you using please?

  6. Felix April 28, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    @ Sophisticated Amazon has.

    @ HDPR Thank you for your recipe. I’ll like to find out though Why not sugar? Does it do something to the sour sop leaves?

  7. jpixie August 9, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    For cancer patient more advisable to use honey instead of sugar cos sugar will made tumour grow.

  8. Melesa Gardon November 23, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Is sour sop leaf good for hypertension?

    • JULIO CESAR TEJADA February 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      Leaves are o.k.; except the root or seeds, as it is said that it triggers Parkinson disease.
      On the other hand, leaves are good for hypertension as it lowers the blod pressure, which could be risky for people dealing with low blood pressure.
      I;m telling you this, because I read it in a book titled

      “The HEALING POWER of RAINFOREST HERBS” By Leslie Taylor, ND

  9. Felix November 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    Not sure.

  10. elvan_hikaru February 16, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    The usefulness of the leaves sirsak:
    1. Killed cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells in tubuh
    2. Attacked the cancer cell safely and effectively, without the feeling of nausea, the weight descended, hair fell like that happened in kemotherapy
    3. Protected the system of body immunity and prevented from the infection that mematikan
    4. Effectively chose the target and killed bad cells from 12 types of different cancer cancer,
    5. The large intestine, breasts, the prostate, the lungs, the pancreas, serviks, and leukimia
    6. In slowing down the growth of the cancer cell, his efficiency 10,000 times were stronger compared to andriamycin and therapy kemo that was normal use
    7. Increased body immunity and prevented acid urat
    8. Helped the process of recuperation or the maintenance penyakit
    9. Anti tumour or cancer that is really strong

    • joanna July 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

      Can I make a large batch and keep it in the refrigerator?

      • Felix July 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

        You could but not for too long since you don’t want it to lose its potency.

  11. Archana October 29, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    MY dad is suffering fro Lung Cancer stage 3B,and no chemo medicine are effective,i came across this post,can somebody tell me from where i can get sour sop leaves,i am in Singapore,please help

  12. Albert November 2, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    You get it in Singapore, Chinatown market.

  13. hazel aloro November 19, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    sour sop is good for the kidney problems?

  14. zaldy March 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    hello,,, I am amazed to find out how great this guayabano can give all these benifit to our body… we are using sour leaf for many years when we are having diarrhea, we boil around 10 to 20 pieces of leaves to 3 cup of water, then we drink it as a tea… weallllla,,, our stomach upset just stop, instantly.. now my question for you is this, since 2 pieces of leaf is good for 1 cup of tea .. is it ok if I will consume this in my daily use? By the way I am from Philippines and guayabano is abunbdant in our place,, thank you

    • Felix March 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

      I guess you could use that amount for daily use.

  15. Ingrid greaves April 8, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    I hav known soursop leaves since I was a child in Trinidad my GrandMother used 2 give us da tea all da time. But now as an adult I’ve learned about the various benefits of Sour Sop n hav on hand experience . It Works.

  16. Mary Sharon November 21, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    I have pancreatic cancer. I live in Wisconsin U.S. I can not find these leaves any where around here. How can i get some shipped to me. please help they say i only have 2-3 years with chemo treatment. This is my 2nd round, it is now in my liver. Thank you

    • Felix November 22, 2013 at 10:39 am #

      Hi Mary,
      I am sorry to hear of your illness. It must be distressing to not find the leaves. I feel obliged to help somehow. I can get my hands on some soursop leaves. However, it would have to be dried before I ship it out to you. Customs will not allow green leaves out of the country. I hope dried is fine for you. Please, email me your address at . I will tell you when they have been sent. This is of no charge.

      • charles A. September 29, 2014 at 1:49 am #

        I could desperately use some as well. I will pay if I have too!!

  17. yvettedq February 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    Thank u for the great article. I think Guyabano leaf tea is best as is & without any sugar & milk. Esp for those trying to avoid or are already at any cancer stage, cancer cells thrive on sugar & anything dairy. So best one avoids those two. That’s all, but thank you again!

    • doris April 14, 2014 at 2:04 am #

      Do we need to dry the leaves before boiling?

      • Felix April 14, 2014 at 10:27 am #

        No you don’t.

  18. cindy August 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    Where can I get a tree guanabana or a reliable source for the leaves?

  19. Diane Barrios January 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    this is interesting. i recommend Markizza Soursop juice on amazon. the taste is just perfect.

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