Many of us know about the benefits of guava fruit but we aren’t aware of the fact that even the leaves of this fruit have several medicinal properties & offer several health benefits. The young leaves of the guava tree can be brewed to make a magical tea, that has in fact been part of traditional medicine for centuries in Mexico and parts of South America.

  1. Japan has approved guava leaves tea as one of the foods for specified health uses to help with the prevention and treatment of diabetes. The compounds in the tea help regulate blood sugar levels after meals, by inhibiting the absorption of two types of sugars – sucrose and maltose.
  2. Guava leaves help in weight loss by preventing the complex starches from being converted into sugars. For this, the carbs should be broken down in the liver for use by the body & guava leaves will prevent the transition of carbohydrates to usable compounds.
  3. Guava leaves are herbal remedies for diarrhea and dysentery. According to an animal study, guava leaf extract has the potential for use in the treatment of infectious diarrhea.
  4. Guava leaves may be particularly beneficial in case of food poisoning as well as soothing, vomiting and nausea.
  5. Guava leaves can lower the risk of cancer- especially breast, prostate, and oral cancers – due to high quantities of the antioxidant lycopene. Various studies have revealed that lycopene plays a significant role in lowering the risk of cancer.
  6. Guava leaves are very helpful in curing dengue fever. Guava leaf extract can raise the number of platelets in the blood and is not at all poisonous.
  7. Due to their anti-inflammatory qualities, fresh guava leaves can relieve toothache, heal gum and mouth sores and treat sore throats when used for gargling.
  8. Consumption of guava leaf tea has proven to be effective in increasing sperm production, thus helping with conception.
  9. Guava leaves have great healing properties that can treat wounds such as cuts, impact abrasion etc. The antibacterial agents prevent infection and reduce inflammation of the uterus to accelerate the healing of wounds.
  10. Acne and black spots are quite annoying as they adversely affect the appearance of your skin. Guava leaves are effective in eliminating acne and black spots from the skin.

 

 

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