We all know that guava has been hailed as one of the super fruits as it provides several health benefits, but did you know that guava leafs are great for one’s well being too? These leaves are powerful source of antioxidant like vitamin C and flavonoids such as Quercetin. Drinking tea which is made by soaking guava leaves in hot water may be beneficial in treating diarrhea lowering cholesterol and reducing diabetes.
Most of us know about the health benefits of guava fruits. But we are unaware of the fact that even guava has several medicinal properties and offers an array of health benefits. Being packed with antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents and beneficial tannins, fresh guava leaves are considered as a natural pain reliever. The chemicals contained in these leaves such as polyphenols, carotenoids, flavonoids and tannins can be extremely effective in treating various diseases.
The side effects resulting from the usage of medicines and drugs from herbal plants are being increasingly considered for the treatment of various diseases and guava leaf is one of them.
Guava leaves are regarded as herbal treatment of several diseases due to their medicinal properties.
Use of guava leaves:
Aids in weight loss
Guava leaves aid in weight loss by preventing the complex starches from being converted into sugar.
Beneficial for diabetics
Guava leaf tea can effectively lower blood glucose in diabetics by reducing the alpha-glycosidase enzyme activity. Drinking guava tea leaf for 12 weeks lower the blood sugar level without increasing insulin production.
Drinking the guava leaves tea for the 3 months can lead the reduction in LDL and bad cholesterol and triglycerides without any adverse effect on good cholesterol.
Guava leaves can be beneficial in case of prostate cancer and enlargement.
Consumption of guava leaf tea has proven to be effective in increasing sperm production, thus helping with conception.