Mérida, Yucatán, (July 01, 2021).- This fruit is one of the most appreciated by our palate, especially when the heat is very intense and we can appease it with a delicious sorbet. But apart from the pulp, it turns out that the guanabana leaves have important medicinal properties. We are not sure where it came from, but it is considered native to South America. It is found throughout tropical America and the Caribbean. Widely sown and naturalized in the tropics of America and West Africa. It extends from Mexico to Brazil and the Antilles.
Of the active compounds that make up the guanabana leaves, most of them have curative properties with effects, against cancer, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and gastroprotective that have been tested in vitro in different tests carried out.
Guanabana, especially its leaves, seeds, and rind, contains a substance called acetogenin. When tested in the laboratory, this substance has been shown to eliminate or reduce (with variable results) cells of certain specific types of breast, lung, pancreas, prostate, and liver cancer.
Specialists maintain that acetogenins, present in the guanabana -concentrated mainly in the leaves-, are derivatives of the long chain of fatty acids that have a direct action on cancer cells, which they selectively destroy, without damaging healthy cells and tissues, in addition to raising the immune system.
Recent studies have shown that the consumption of the guanabana leaf produces a significant decrease in blood levels of glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, and a considerable reduction in body weight.
Guanabana also improves the intestinal flora, the immune system, raises the defenses, helps eliminate toxins, and prevents the aging of the organs and the skin.
The leaves are allied for blood circulation, as it has vasodilatory properties. They are used as painkillers that help relaxation, so it is very good for falling asleep. The practical way to consume them is in capsules, one in the morning and one at night.
more recommended stories
Can a Glass of Wine Benefit Your Health?
September 25, 2021.- People have been.
FGE launches “Riviera Maya Denuncia” a digital platform to combat extortion
The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE),.
Jonas Deichmann ‘The German Forrest Gump’, attracts runners in Campeche just like the movie…
The athlete left this Thursday 23rd,.
Businesses in Downtown Mérida say the relocation of bus stops is good for business
Mérida, Yucatán, (September 25, 2021).- Shops.
The expansion and modernization project of the Progreso High Port continues to advance
Progreso, Yucatán, (September 25, 2021).- The.
8 Yucatecan chefs are invited to the Gastro Destino México program
In the second season of this.
Businesses optimistic in reactivating jobs and the economy of Campeche
Campeche, (September 24, 2021).- With the.
World thyroid cancer day; incidence increased and mortality decreased
It is the most common tumor.
Hotels in the Riviera Maya are recovering thanks to international flights reopening
The yellow traffic light also benefits.
The White Lady, endemic fish of the Yucatan Peninsula threatened by water pollution
Merida, Yucatan, (September 24, 2021).- The.