Guava Leaves have several medicinal properties and offer an array of health Benefits. The leaves of the guava tree are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial that can have significant health benefits, from treating diarrhea to chronic diseases like cancer.
Guava has a high content of Vitamin C and A. In fact, One guava fruit contains 4 times more vitamin C than an average-size orange and 10 times more vitamin A than a lemon.
Here the Health Benefits of Guava Leaves and How to prepare it:
1. Treatment for Diarrhea
Guava Leaves are herbal remedy for diarrhea. Boil 30 grams of guava leaves with a handful of rice flour in 1-2 glasses of water. Drink this concoction twice a day. Drinking guava leaf can help loosen the bowels to treat diarrhea.
2. Manage Diabetes
The high fiber content in guava can help manage diabetes by slowing down sugar absorption in our blood. Guava leaf extract can prevent type 2 diabetes from developing because guava has a low glycemic index which prevents fluctuation in insulin and glucose levels.
3. Maintains Oral Health
Dental Plaque is the principal factor in many oral health problems. The antiplaque properties of guava leaves are effective in preventing and treating oral problems.
You can use guava leaves to cure toothaches, swollen gums, and oral ulcers. Simply chew 1 or 2 tender guava leaves daily. You can also make a homemade mouthwash by boiling 5 to 6 tender guava leaves in water. Swish the mouthwash thoroughly around your mouth daily.
4. Treats Gastric Cancer
The anticancer and anti tumor properties of guava work as antioxidants that neutralize free-radical damage in the body. Using guava can produce anti cancer activity in the body and could slow cancer activity in patients with stomach cancer.
5. Helps Fight Prostate Cancer
Guava leaves are high in lycopene content and are vital to fighting cancers such as breast, prostate and oral cancer. It helps inhibit the production of androgen, which is the male hormone responsible for the growth of some type of prostate cancer.
How to Make Guava Leaves Tea
1. Take 4-5 guava leaves
2. Wash the leaves till it gets clean
3. Boil the guava leaves with 1 liter of water
4. Pour the extract and drink
5. You can add honey to taste