Graviola Leaves Cut


Botanical NameAnnona muricata

Common Name:

  • English:  Soursop
  • Also, known as: Guanabana, Lakshaman Phala, Guanba, Catoche, Annona cherimola, Annona macrocarpa, Annona muricata, Brazilian Cherimoya, Brazilian Paw Paw, Corossol, Corossol Épineux, Corossolier, Durian Benggala, Ekitafeli, Guanabana, Guanábana, Guanavana, Nangka Blanda, Nangka Londa, Omusitafeli, Paw-Paw, Prickly Custard, Sirsak, Soursop, Sour Sop, Toge-Banreisi.

Habitat: Native to the West Indies

Origin: Brazil

Harvested: Cultivated

Parts Used: Leaves                                                            

General Information:

Graviola (Soursop) is an evergreen tree native to Central America and the West Indies. The tree grows to a height of about 18-20 feet. Graviola Tree has fragrant, glossy, dark-green leaves as well as large yellow-green flowers that is mostly develop into kidney shaped dark-green prickly fruits which have leathery skins and soft spines. The white flesh from the fruits is aromatic and juicy. It also contains black seeds inside. The edible fruit, also known as soursop. The weight of the fruit can be five or more pounds. The leaves are the most popular part of the whole tree. People use them in variety of forms like powders, Tea as well Extracted liquid form or fine powdered extract.

How to use:

Hot Infusion:

The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!


  • You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
  • You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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