Graviola may sound like an Italian word for red sauce, but in fact, it is an amazing plant with way more health benefits than mom’s “gravy.” So, what exactly is this uniquely named tree and how can we use it to improve our health?
Let’s start at the beginning. Graviola is referred to by the scientific community as annona muricata, but you may have heard of it as soursop, guanabana, Brazilian paw paw or custard apple. Still not ringing a bell? Let us make a formal introduction and tell you a little bit more about your new ally in health.
The Graviola tree is commonly grown in tropical climates and the rain forests of South and Central America. Natives often enjoy the prickly, green fruit that the tree produces. The Graviola fruit is known to have a custard-like texture and taste like strawberry-pineapple combination. Yum! However, like many exotic fruits, fresh Graviola is not easily obtained outside indigenous countries. That’s why Zokiva is bringing you all of the benefits, without the need for your passport.
The health benefits of Graviola go beyond the fruit that can be plucked and eaten raw. Graviola’s juice is known to contain significant amounts of the beneficial vitamins C,B1 and B2, known to help boost the immune system and ease stress. The Graviola seeds and bark, meanwhile, can be ground up into a powder and have been known to lower blood sugar.
Graviola leaves can be brewed into tea and ground up to make a powerful powder like Zokiva’s Graviola Leaf Powder. Once it is in powder form, Graviola becomes an accessible health resource available on a global level. It can be added to a variety of foods, not only to sweeten them, but also increase their nutritional value exponentially.
Graviola can be used to support a healthy immune system and to support patients undergoing cancer treatment. In fact, New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centernotes the benefits of Graviola including its antiviral, antiparasitic, antirheumatic and emetic properties. Graviola and Graviola Leaf Powder has a variety of helpful everyday uses, ranging from soothing sore muscles and easing cramps after a workout to reducing anxiety, supporting relaxation and aiding sedation to help you achieve a good night’s sleep. This amazing powder can also help to lower high blood pressure and treat common cold symptoms, including coughs and inflamed nosed or throats. But, that’s just the beginning. Graviola Leaf Powder can also help to reduce the symptoms of certain bacterial and parasitic infections, stomach issues and so much more.
Zokiva’s Graviola Leaf Powder can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. In the coming weeks, we’ll be excited to introduce you to many more benefits and uses for this super-duper food.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.
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