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Lower High Blood Pressure Fast With Soursop Leaves

Carolee is a passionate writer with a love for learning and teaching. She is a published author, poet, blogger, and content creator.

I have hypertension and I hate taking drugs of any kind. I have been off medication for a while. My doctor would quarrel with me whenever I let it get too long before a visit. So I am now sharing with you my secret for surviving hypertension. Hypertension is a serious condition which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. According the American Heart Association, about 76.4 million people in the United States alone suffer from hypertension.


What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is where the the pressure of the blood flowing against the artery wall is severely strong. Continued pressure against the walls of the artery can have severe effects resulting in strokes and heart attack. Increased blood pressure can also affect eyesight by damaging blood vessels.

The cause of hypertension is unknown in about 90 percent of the people it affects. When someone has an underlying illness that cause an elevation in the blood pressure this is known as secondary hypertension and this can be corrected as soon as the underlying condition is corrected. An example of secondary hypertension is some who has kidney disease.

The main cause of hypertension is unknown and this is called primary hypertension. Doctors however, do know that there are causes of worsening hypertension and will warn against certain behavior. The following are things your doctor will warn against:-

  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Salt
  • Smoking


Soursop leaves water

Three dozen dried or half dried sour sop leaves

3 quarts water

Method: Put water to boil on medium heat. When the water is boiling wash leaves and drop in boiling water. Turn off heat and let steep until infusion is cool. Strain off water and refrigerate.

Have 8oz in the morning and 8oz just before bed. May cause you to urinate more often. This is good because it flushes the salts from the system.

Soursop leaves tea

You can also have a cup of tea in the morning or whenever you feel like.

  • You can use the store bought sousop leaves tea bags and steep one bag per cup.
  • If using the green leaves from the tree, bring water to a boil, add leaves, cover and turn off flames. Let sit for a few minutes then strain and sweeten to taste.
  • If using dry leaves follow green leaves instructions above.

About the Sour Sop

Sour sop grows every where in Jamaica and can be found in the United States, other parts of the Caribbean, South America and Asia. The sour sop is an evergreen tree bearing fruit that are prickly (not sharply so) and green in color. The pulp is white or off-white with a tangy sweet taste with dark brown seeds.

When I was a little girl my grandfather became sick and we were told his nerves were bad. He didn't go crazy or anything, he just couldn't help himself much. When he came from the hospital he requested that I made him a drink from the green sour sop.

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Green soursop drink

1 green sour sop fruit - grated

Water to juice it with - preferably jelly coconut water

Lime juice to taste (about 3 medium limes)

Sugar to taste if plain water is used.

Method: grate sour sop, seeds and all, use water to juice it. Add lime and sugar to taste. Serve chilled, over ice or at room temperature.

My grandfather told me this was nerve medicine and in no time he was better.

He also told me that the leaves of the sour sop could be used to make tea and is good for my nerves and blood pressure. I hate the taste of the tea, but recently I was watching a television program about a cancer patient who also had high blood pressure and could not sleep. He said he drank the water made from the boiled leaves and his doctors were amazed at his progress. Not only are they amazed because ten years ago they gave him about one year to live but most of the cancer had regressed and his blood pressure was normal.

I decided to try this sour sop leave water. I have a monitor at home and I must tell you I am a skeptic, but I remember it helped my grandfather. The first night I drank the stuff I slept like a baby, which isn't me. I normally feel unrested when I wake up in the morning and I must tell you that ever since I started during it I feel fine, my energy levels are higher and I don't get tired as easily. My blood pressure reading has significantly reduced since taking it.

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Jimi Johnson on February 21, 2019:

Thank God for coming across this post.

Sour on November 15, 2018:

Soursop fruit and leaves is so amazing, i dried the leaves and sell it here in Jamaica and i also used it for my blood is also very good for treating fibroid and cancer, it heals every time.

Emmanuel on November 06, 2018:

Hello am happy to for this article,am going to give it a trial and I believe it will work for me

But for grating the young ones for artries maintenance do we remove the sheld or great everything together thanks

Anita on November 01, 2018:

Love your info...took it n slept well...should try taking it more often for hbp thanks

Cristina Querubin on August 21, 2018:

Hello. Can i drink this procedure even i am taking HBP maintenance? Thank you

Oscar on July 09, 2018:

For sure soursop is the best leaves for high blood pressure... blessings to all it's a must try for all with high blood pressure..

Rajesh on June 21, 2018:

Thanks for this post. I have been detected with hypertension and I have a soursop tree in my back yard. Started having tea 2 times daily for the past 4 days. Question is - can I have the tablet as prescribed by my physician for hypertension along with soursop tea daily. will it cause sudden reduction leading to low blood pressure. Please advice from your experience.

Beatrice Zimba on June 04, 2018:


Prudence on March 31, 2018:

Hello my friend introduced soursop to me this evening April 31 2018 I did my research first, than I came across your blogs I have very high blood pressure 205/106 the low may be 179/99 or 157/115 once I was admitted at the hospital Doctors were running away whey the nurse is checking my blood pressure. I was on 2 types of medication for a year and one month my blood is alway high the worse thing my kidney is damaged 83%. I’m looking foreword this soursop to help my blood pressure go down.

Guy Elibox on February 14, 2018:

My pressure is 143, and I will definitely try it. Thanks .

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 28, 2017:

You are welcome. Good luck and tell me how it works for you.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on December 01, 2017:

Wonderful article. I honestly believe God gave us solutions to nearly all of our illnesses in the plants He made. I have been dealing with irregular blood pressure readings, and I'm going to try the soursop leaves. It sounds wonderful.

Since I'm a big green tea fan, this will be another good tea for me. Thanks.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on March 28, 2017:

You're welcome.

wade neufville on March 28, 2017:

Hey this is amazing, I was diagnosed of diabetes since 2008 and been trying to reduce the sugar level, two weeks ago it went to 453mg. I was told about the importance of soursop leave and upon drinking it for just two days my readings this morning is 149. the result is so amazing. thanks Carolee. we look forward for more

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on February 18, 2015:

Hello Lawal, I hope it works for you. Prepare to go to the bathroom quite often!

Lawal on February 17, 2015:

I'm going to try sour sop for my blood pressure which has been irregular for the past ten years and I believe it will work for me

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 23, 2014:

Hi Jill, the sour sop is a miracle I am so glad you decided to try it.

Jill on December 22, 2014:

I tried soursop for the FIRST time today from a local restaurant that makes natural juices. Not only do I feel relaxed by bp has significantly since this morning!! My God its a miracle and did I mention delicious!!!!!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 13, 2014:

Waheed, your father should be very careful what he eats. Cut down on sodium. Fruits from the berry family like blackberries, blue berries, cranberries and strawberries should be a part of he regular diet. He should also stick with a diet plan provided by his health care provider, along with his medications.

Waheed on June 13, 2014:

My father is diabetic, Heart patient, Hepatitis, blood pressure sometimes and 2 days ago doctor told me that he has liver cancer. plz advice

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on January 25, 2013:

Hi Rosie, yes I sleep much better when I drink it. If you leave a branch in the kitchen you will never be bothered by

rosie P on January 24, 2013:

It really gives a good night's rest! Helps to lower blood pressure too!! Prevents mosquitoes from ravishing you.Just keep a few leaves close by.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on January 23, 2013:

Hi Robbie, I have never heard of an allergy to the fruit. The soursop will probably come under the category of tropical fruits.

Robbie on January 23, 2013:

What fruit group does soursop come under how would you know if you was allergic

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 10, 2012:

Hi Rasta, yes, soursop leaves have a very calming effect.

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on October 10, 2012:

I have couple sour sop trees in my yard. I find it to be a calmative.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 10, 2012:

Hi Pstraubie48, I am not sure where in the US you can get the actual fresh leaves. If you know a Jamaican there you can certainly ask them but sells the tea bags which you can steep to make the water.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 10, 2012:

Hi Emma, try a Jamaican market or ask a Jamaican where you can get the leaves from and they will tell you. If not you can just purchase the tea bags from

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 10, 2012:

Hi Injured Lamb, yes. It was while watching a program on tele that a man who suffered from cancer and high blood pressure mentioned that he drank the soursop leaves for his condition and came off all medication and his blood pressure went down and the cancer went into remission. I hope it works for you too.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 10, 2012:

Where do we get sour sop? And how do you know if you are allergic to it? I have some fruit allergies, sadly. Would like to give this a try; thanks for sharing.

Emma Kisby from Berkshire, UK on October 10, 2012:

Hi Cardisa, I have never heard of this - I wonder if I can get it in the UK. My blood pressure has been higher than normal of late and I want to avoid taking medication. I'm all for trying natural remedies and this sounds interesting.

Injured lamb on October 10, 2012:

Thank you so much Carolee...I am going to try it for sure...sour sops, my eldest son's favorite, I didn't know it is actually a powerful and effective "medicine" for high blood pressure and nerves, and the real reason I am going to give it a try is...I want to be like you...can sleep like a baby...thanks again for the sharing Carolee, this hub of yours deserves to be shared...cheers!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on May 08, 2012:

Hey Rasta, my grandfather used to drink it a lot, especially the young sour sop grated and made into a drink. Good for the nerves too.

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on May 08, 2012:

How did I miss this. I have some sour sops in my yard. It is pretty much in demand.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 17, 2011:

Hello Grace, I too forgot about it and only remember when I saw it on tv. I have it all around my property so now I drink it every day. Thanks for stopping by.

grace on September 17, 2011:

Cardisa, thanks for the reminder about this wonder fruit and its great health benefits. It is right under my they say...and i forgot about it. Your hub is certainly educational. Thank you

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 31, 2011:

Hello Ruby. You can try the drink it's quite refreshing. You don't have to have a problem to drink it.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 31, 2011:

Sour sop is new to me, but if it works, great! I don't have a problem but i have friends who do. Thank's for the info.....

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 31, 2011:

Isn't it weird that I like the pulp so much, Flora? I really don't like the tea but I find the water when cold quite refreshing.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 31, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by Erin. I hope you like sour sop!

FloraBreenRobison on August 31, 2011:

Sometimes you have to put up with bad tasting ingredients for our health. at least the fruit itself tastes sweet.

ErinPittman on August 31, 2011:

Great info! I have never heard of this!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 31, 2011:

Thanks Rob, it's good to know you are controlling the BP with diet and exercise, I too do both but the sour sop leaves help too.

Rob Jundt from Midwest USA on August 31, 2011:

Interesting article. I, too, have had hypertension but control it drug free with diet and exercise, with an emphasis on the exercise. Since reading your hub, I am intrigued to do more research on this natural remedy for HTN. Thanks for your hub.


Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 31, 2011:

Thank you so much Aupadhyay, your comment is really appreciated. As a matter of fact I should write some hubs about natural herbal remedies. Thanks for the tip!


I think you are the best guide in the field of medical plants to be used by human beings so that we could enjoy the good health. If you have anyone more, please explore. Great Hub. I think it is an awesome and useful hub.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 30, 2011:

Thanks you Will my friend, your vote is most appreciated!

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on August 30, 2011:

Useful and interesting! Voted up.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 30, 2011:

Hi Susan, I will check out what you can take as a sleep aid. I am not sure the sour sop will be for you. Have you tried chamomile tea just before bed.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on August 30, 2011:

I had never heard of the sour sop before now. Interesting article and I hope that this keeps working for your hypertension. I don't sleep all that well myself and am always looking for natural sleep aids but I have low blood pressure so not sure if the soup sop tea would be helpful to me.

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