Soursop leaves are one of natures gifts to humans for healing. They are widely used in the caribbean to treat a variety of ailments.These leaves are shipped to us straight from Jamaica where they have been picked off the trees. They have not been contaminated in any way and still have the island dirt and smell on them. These leaves are all natural, not mass processed in a factory or any large plant, straight from the tree to our family packing to you. The leaves are all different sizes and you will need to rinse them. Experts from Purdue University stated that Soursop leaf content is a very good treatment of various diseases, including inhibiting cancer cell growth (breast,prostate,lung and 12 other types) using OLDER soursop leaves. The leaves are also reportedly known to treat uric acid, boost the immune system and contain antibacterial and antivirus properties. They also have been said to lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levelsand kill intestinal worms. Beware of soursop from Asian countries. Directions: Take a 3-5 leaves and rinse under water (to clean, do not wash, just rinse) put in a cup. Pour boiling water in the cup over the leaves and cover. Leave covered for 3- 5 min and let sit. Remove cover and drink. Leaves can be used over, you can tell when they are used up bc there will no longer be a taste. Soursop and many other herbs have a natural bitter taste. This is normal, and all purifying plants have this taste. Add, agave, lemon or lime to add flavor. NOTE: We highly recommend that before using any herbal medications you should consult your health care provider or medical doctor for professional advice. Do not use if you are under the age of 18, breastfeeding or pregnant. Too many leaves can be toxic use the recommended amount on the package. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 'Green Herbs and Juice' makes no claims as to the use of this product. Each individual assumes responsibility to possible side effects or reactions when using this product.