Misconceptions About Soursop

And why it is important to look at all the facts

Have You Heard This about Soursop?

by Gos'sop Girl

Soursop, also known as Graviola or Guanabana, has been making headlines for its many health benefits, particularly its ability to combat chronic diseases, inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune issues. 

However, along with the praise, we are not surprised by a little criticism.

We wanted to address some of the common misconceptions we have heard and help shed some light on the subject… 

One thing that has been taking some heat is the seeds of the soursop fruit. 

Soursop seeds contain compounds that can be toxic if consumed in large quantities. However, the fruit and leaves themselves are considered safe to eat, and consuming them does not cause health risks.

We have also heard the claim that consuming over 10 lbs of soursop fruit daily could lead to adverse effects. 

We don’t want to be too presumptuous, but we don’t generally recommend eating 10 lbs of anything in one sitting. 

If you drink too much water you can die, yet water is essential for life. If you take too much Tylenol you can die yet Tylenol is the number one pain killer in the USA and is sold over the counter with no restrictions. Overdoing it on anything can be harmful and anything really great will have controversy that’s why it’s great.

We have noticed that in the US, many natural remedies are denigrated and overshadowed by potential risks. We want to encourage everyone to do their research. People in Central America have been using soursop leaves and fruit for centuries as a natural way to combat many various illnesses and diseases. 

Another common criticism revolves around Soursop's efficacy in treating cancer. Some argue that there isn't enough scientific evidence to support its use as a cancer treatment. 

We are not saying that it cures cancer. However it might be helpful to note that some pharmacological studies show that it has anti-cancer properties up to 25%. 

Medical professionals and researchers have invested in soursop studies and acknowledge its benefits.

While Soursop may face criticism, it's important to remember that all good things will come with some skepticism from time to time. 

Rather than dismissing soursop based on misconceptions or conspiracy theories, remember to approach it with an evidence-based mindset. 

As grandma used to say, “The proof of the pudding is in the tasting.” 

As with any supplement or natural remedy, it's recommended to consult healthcare professionals for personalized advice.

We hope this has been helpful and we are excited to hear how Soursop changes your life like it has changed so many others. 


Pharmacological Activities of Soursop (Annona muricata Lin.)