How Often Should You Drink Soursop Tea

How Often Should You Drink Soursop Tea?

Can you drink soursop tea daily? Soursop tea is becoming increasingly popular due to its wonderful health benefits. However, to maximize these benefits, knowing how to drink it appropriately is crucial. So, what's the right way to use soursop tea? And how often is enough? This article provides answers for you.

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Key Takeaways

  • Soursop tea can be consumed daily with a dosage of 10 grams of tea powder and 100 ml of water (equivalent to 2 - 3 cups).
  • The optimal time to drink soursop tea is 30 minutes before meals.
  • Soursop tea is suitable for those needing cancer decrease anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, digestive support, blood pressure stabilization, and improved sleep quality.

What Is Soursop Tea?

Soursop leaves tea is an herbal beverage

Soursop tea is an herbal beverage made from the soursop tree leaves, native to North and South America's tropical regions. Specifically, Annona muricata (soursop) is a plant in the Annonaceae family that is widely used globally as a traditional medicinal plant.

By 2021, 49 studies expressed positive views on the benefits of soursop in combating cancer, ulcers, diarrhea, antimicrobial effects, and wound healing.

These functions are based on the rare components of soursop, such as acetogenins (annomuricins and annonacin), alkaloids (coreximine and reticuline), flavonoids (quercetin), and vitamins.

What's unique about soursop tea is its lack of caffeine, unlike black or green tea. It's brewed from the leaves or fruit of the soursop tree and completely lacks harmful stimulants or caffeine.

For this reason, soursop tea is considered a health-friendly beverage that doesn't affect sleep or heart rhythm.

How Often Should You Drink Soursop Tea?

While it lacks caffeine, large-scale studies haven't shown that consuming large amounts of soursop tea or using it daily is safe, so you should monitor dosage and frequency.

Typically, you can drink 1 - 2 cups of tea daily, but start with a moderate daily intake of 1 cup if you're new to it.

If you wish to drink 2 cups daily, consider having one in the morning and one in the evening before meals. If your body tolerates more, balance it with your diet and drink it 30 minutes before meals to maintain your body's natural digestion cycle.

How Much Soursop Tea Should You Drink?

You should mix 10 grams of tea powder with 100ml of water, then boil it for 10 - 15 minutes. This portion is sufficient for 2 - 3 servings per day. Depending on your needs, you can adjust the amount or combine it with other ingredients [3].

Like other beverages or functional foods, start slowly with small doses and monitor your body's response to adjust appropriately. Don't forget to consult healthcare professionals or doctors for the best usage for your health condition and needs.

What Is The Best Time To Drink Soursop Tea?

the best time to take soursop tea

The best time to drink soursop tea is 30 minutes before meals. You can consume it before breakfast, snacks, or dinner. A hot cup in the morning will bring relaxation to your mind, and you can observe how it affects your body throughout the day.

Drinking tea 30 minutes before breakfast helps promote the natural digestion cycle and overall body energy levels.

Specifically, soursop tea acts as a digestive disorder medicine that reduces constipation and diarrhea and promotes a healthy digestive system, so consuming tea in the morning can stimulate the digestion of the digestive tract strongly [1].

Who Should And Shouldn't Drink Soursop Tea?

Soursop tea suits adults seeking health benefits such as cancer decrease, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, digestive support, blood pressure stabilization, and improved sleep quality.

Particularly, this type of tea is caffeine-free, making it suitable for individuals unable to tolerate this substance, reducing feelings of restlessness and anxiety after consumption.

Conversely, groups such as children, pregnant women, those allergic to soursop components, and individuals with neurological disorders and liver or kidney issues are not recommended to consume this beverage. If you fall into any of these categories, consult a physician before use to ensure safety.

Ways To Drink Soursop Tea

There are various ways to prepare soursop tea. If you have time, it's advisable to purchase fresh soursop leaves, clean them thoroughly, and steep them in boiling water for 10 - 15 minutes to enjoy. Although this method takes more time, it guarantees safety, authenticity, and cost-effectiveness.

On the contrary, if you prefer convenience and speed, small tea bags available on the market would be suitable. Besides products containing 100% bitter melon leaves, you may consider purchasing blends that include various herbs.

Combining bitter melon leaves with chrysanthemum, cinnamon, mint leaves, ginger, and lemongrass can be beneficial for enhancing immune function, balancing digestion, improving sleep, and providing antioxidant benefits.
Remember to choose reputable brands and products to ensure the origin and purity when using.

Conclusion

In summary, a scientifically sound schedule for drinking soursop tea is 1-2 times daily, depending on individual needs. Drinking soursop tea provides many health benefits, such as improved digestion, enhanced immune system, and stress reduction. However, it should be consumed moderately, avoiding excessive intake at once. Listen to your body and adjust your drinking schedule accordingly for optimal results.

References

  • [1] Mutakin, Mutakin, et al. "Pharmacological Activities of Soursop (Annona Muricata Lin.)." Molecules, vol. 27, no. 4, 10 Feb. 2022, p. 1201, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8878098/, https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27041201.
  • [2] Ingrid Vieira Machado de, Moraes. "UPLC–QTOF–MS and NMR Analyses of Graviola (Annona Muricata) Leaves." Sciencedirect, Apr. 2016, sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0102695X15002331?via%3Dihub. Accessed 22 June 2024.
  • [3] C. Innocent-Ukachi, Adanma, and Ugochi C. Onukwugha. “Quality Evaluation of Tea Brewed from Blends of Soursop (Annona Muricata) and Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) Leaves.” European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety, 21 Aug. 2019, pp. 1–15, https://doi.org/10.9734/ejnfs/2019/v10i130090. Accessed 23 Aug. 2020.
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