Healthy Cells Sour Sop Tea with Elderberry - 16oz
Quality brewed, unsweetened soursop herbal tea. Unlike a commercial sweet tea, our soursop tea has an earthy, herbal taste. This is more a health product, not just a beverage for flavor. You may sweeten it to your liking.
1. Soursop is anti-inflammatory
Looking for a new way to fight inflammation? Soursop can help with that. “[It’s] been found to decrease the expression of several inflammatory compounds, including tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-1beta protein expression." That’s an inflammatory protein known as a cytokine that communicates information between cells, FYI. Soursop gets is anti-inflammatory goodness from the alkaloids, phenols, and acetogenins it contains.
2. Soursop improves the immune system
Soursop isn’t just a great way to help protect yourself against the common cold: It could also protect against parasites and viruses. “The flavonoids, steroids, and alkaloids found in soursop extract have been found to be effective against various types of bacteria, parasites, and viruses, including herpes simplex virus-1,”
3. Soursop may have anti-cancer properties
While scientists need to conduct more research before making any serious claims, there’s some evidence to suggest that soursop may help fight cancer. “A recent systematic review found that soursop leaf extract exhibited anti-cancer effects against many cancer cell lines, and in animal studies, soursop extract decreased tumor size in various types of cancer." “The acetogenins found in soursop have been found to inhibit cancer cell growth, decrease glucose and ATP availability to cancer cells, induce apoptosis, and support antioxidant production.”
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.