The “poor people’s apple” is the Guava. The fruit is yummy to taste. Do you remember, in the childhood, many of us used to steal the fruits from the tree, without knowing to anyone. How exciting it was. But now we have to purchase it. Taste apart, it has many health benefits.(Read: Benefits of Tulsi Leaves)
Guava leaves contains many anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamin B and C, lycopene, Tannins , magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, iron and fiber. Right from treating cancer to weight loss, Guava leaves contains many health benefits.
Guava leaves can be eaten directly or can drink by preparing guava leaves tea. Do you know how to prepare guava leaves tea?
Guava leaves tea preparation
- Take 2 cups of water.
- Put handful of leaves and boil it until the color changes.
- Let it get cool down.
- Strain it and drink it.
Health benefits of Guava leaves :
Guava leaves for diarrhea :
Guava leaves are chewed or cup of guava leaves tea is taken. Because it controls the growth of staphylococcus aureus bacteria, the main cause for diarrhea. It controls bowel moments, watery stools, due its anti-microbial properties. (Read: Remedies for constipation)
How to use ?
- Take some leaves and prepare guava leaves tea
- Or just chew some guava leaves.
- Have it until the stool gets controlled
Guava leaves for cholesterol level :
Eating guava leaves or drinking guava tea can lowers bad cholesterol and trigylceride levels. Lipoproteins, gallic acid, and catechins in guava, spread all the fat molecules throughout the body. According to a survey, it is noted that, after consuming guava tea for eight weeks, cholesterol levels has come down. Thus preventing all the cardiovascular diseases.(Read: Lose fat face and double chin)
Guava leaves for weight loss :
It helps in preventing complex sugar into fat, decreases the amount of sugar and calories in the body. Thus helps in reducing weight.(Read: Tips for weight loss)
Drink guava leaves tea twice a day. It contains fiber and zero sugar. It is the only fruit which contains no sugar. So it’s worth having guava.
Guava leaves for diabetes :
Guava leaves restricts the absorption of sucrose and maltose, after having meals, thus regulating the blood sugar levels. Diabetes depends on blood sugar levels and it is restricted by having guava leaves tea. The catechins present in leaves will help to burn fat and lowers blood sugar levels.
Have guava leaves tea for 12 weeks, you can see lower blood sugar levels, without increasing insulin levels.
Guava leaves fights cancer :
It restricts the production of androgen, the male hormone which is responsible for growth of prostate cancer with lycopene, quercetin, polyphenols, antioxidants present in guava leaves. These are the anti-tumor agents which also restricts Oral and breast cancer .
- Consult doctor before consuming guava tea. If the case worsens, then the allopathy treatment is better.
Fights cough and cold
Guava leaves acts specially for bronchitis. It suppresses the cough and inflammation in the respiratory tracts, thus giving a soothing relief from cough and cold. Guava leaves contains vitamin C and iron, which reduces mucus and prevents from spreading bacteria and fungal infection in the lungs.
- Take unripe guava for effective use, as ripe guava can reverse the situation.
Regulates thyroid levels :
Thyroid glands are controlled with hormonal levels. These hormonal levels require copper. Guava leaves contains abundant of copper. With regular intake of leaves, thyroid is controlled.
Improves brain health :
Guava leaves contains vitamins, Niancin and pyridoxine, which helps in blood circulation to the brain, relaxing the nerves, improves cognitive functioning.
Improves eye sight :
It decreases the presence of macular degeneration and cataracts, and also improves health of the eyes, giving a sharp sight.
Helps for healthy teeth :
Due to its anti-microbial properties, it removes all the ulcers, swollen gums from the mouth. Just grind the leaves and apply directly on the teeth and gums, you can see the change. (Read:teeth whitening tips)
Guava Leaves Beauty Secrets :
Removes acne :
Guava leaves contains anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties, which kills the bacteria which is formed on the skin. It controls acne.(Read: Acne face masks)
- Take few fresh guava leaves.
- Grind it and make a paste.
- Apply the paste directly on the face.
- Leave for 20 mins.
- Repeat the process and results can be seen easily.
Anti aging and refreshing skin :
It works on the free radicals, which are the main cause for the skin damage and aging. (Read: Wrinkle free skin tips)
- Take some guava leaves
- Make a paste. Add to it rose water and yogurt
- Now apply on the face and leave for 15 mins
- This acts as scrub, removes blackheads and gives a fair glowing skin.
Gets instant relief from itching :
If your skin is suffering from insect bite or due to some allergy. By applying the guava leaves juice, as they work as allergy blockers, we get instant relief from itching.
Treats oil skin :
This treats oily skin and gives a clearer skin. (Read: Oil skin tips)
- Take few guava leaves and make a thick paste.
- Add to it few drops of lemon juice.
- Mix it well and apply on the face.
- Leave for 15 mins and wash off.
- This gives a beautiful skin.
Guava leaves for hair loss :
Hair fall can be controlled by applying the leaves syrup on the scalp, massage it and leave for 30 mins. This shall be done thrice a week, to avoid hair fall.
Bottom line :
Guava leaves is recently announced as super fruit due to its rich health benefits. Avail the benefits to the fullest so that, you can stay healthy and happy.