We are familiar with guava fruit and its nutritional value. Now the plant has more to it. Guava leaves is packed with several medicinal properties and offer an array of health benefits.
Research suggests that there a lot of useful content for our bodies in those leaves like anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, anti-microbial and analgesic substances. Some of the chemicals contained in such guava leaves are polyphenols, carotenoids, flavonoids and tannins. It is estimated to have a strong anti-oxidant efficacy in treating various diseases. It can cure diarrhea, acne and removes the black spots on the skin. Guava leaves contain an antiseptic that can kill bacteria that cause acne. EHC looks at some of the major health benefits of these amazing leaves.
Guava leaves stops the process of complex starch conversion into sugars, by which it helps to reduce the body weight.
Studies have found that drinking tea prepared with the combination of guava leaves will lowers the bad cholesterol levels. Besides, in this process it doesn’t affect the good cholesterol. It works as good liver tonic and flushes out the waste from this important organ. You need consume the guava leaves tea daily for at least three months to get the results.
A research has found that guava leaf lowers the blood glucose by the process of lowering the alpha-glucosidease enzyme activity. On the other side it controls the body from absorbing sucrose and lactose through which sugar levels will hang at control.
It regulates the digestion by fuelling the production of digestive enzymes in the body. The antibacterial properties of guava leave defeats the bacteria present in the stomach.
Guava Leaf Recipes
With 30 grams of guava leaves plus a handful of rice flour, boil with 1-2 glasses of water. Cook until boiling, drink 2 times a day.
Eight pieces of guava leaves are washed and boiled with 1.5 liters of water. Drink 3 times a day.
For better digestion
Guava juice 200 ml, 400 ml apple juice, melon juice 200 ml, 100 cc of pure honey, Blend all ingredients until smooth and store in the refrigerator. Drink every morning and afternoon of each 300 cc.
Treating scarlet fever
Blend ripe guava until smooth and then filter it. Drink three times a day.
Take roots of guava leaves and guava leaves 10 sheets. Cut the roots and small leaves, washed, then boiled with water for 20 minutes at a temperature of 90 degrees Celsius. Strain the cooking water and then drink in moderation on a regular basis until the complaints disappear.
Treating acne and black spots
Guava leaves contain an antiseptic that can kill acne causing bacteria. For this purpose, mash some guava leaves and apply it on the acne and dark spots. Rinse with water after sometime. This should be done daily until the skin is clear.
Removal of blackheads
Blend guava leaves with water and use it as a scrub on your nose to remove blackheads.
Skin itching can lead to serious problem if not treated immediately. Guava leaves are an instant cure for getting rid of itchiness as they contain allergy blocking compounds.
Treating hair fall
Guava leaves have the ability in controlling hair fall. Boil handful of guava leaves in 1 liter of water around 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the water and apply over the scalp and roots after the water reaches to room temperature.
You may also simply include guava leaves in your daily tea. Drinking tea made by soaking guava leaves in hot water is beneficial in treating diarrhea, lowering cholesterol, and preventing diabetes.