The leaves are used for medicinal purposes due to their healing quality. They are known to slow down the absorption of sugar in the body. They are good for your heart and help in promoting healthy skin.
An extract from the leaves may be used in herbal bath to treat rheumatism and arthritis by minimizing pains cause by these ailments.
When sugar apple ( sweetsop) leaves are crushed, the odor emanating from it will be able to alleviate hysteria, nausea and fainting spells. The crushed leaves may also be used to decrease swellings. Also, they may be used as mosquito repellent. This is done by burning the leaves, so the smoke and the odor will keep away mosquitoes.