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13 Guava Leaf Tea Benefits You Did Not Know Till Now

Ayushi Raina
Ayushi Raina

Guava is an important tropical tree which is cultivated for its fruits. Guava leaves and its fruits can be used to feed livestock through their nutritional level. Guava fruit is oval in shape with yellow and green skin and also contain edible seeds. Guava leaves are used an herbal tree and leaf extract as a supplement. They are amazingly rich in potassium, Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants.

Here are 13 reasons why you should start drinking Guava leaf tea:

Provides relief in diarrhea

According to a study, extracts of guava leaves inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria which is a major cause of diarrhea. People who are suffering from diarrhea should drink guava leaf tea as it helps in reducing abdominal pain, less and few watery stools, and also quick recovery according to Drugs. Com. For quick relief, add leaves and root of guava in a cup of boiling water and then strain the water and on an empty stomach consume it for fast relief.

Helps to regulate cholesterol

LDL (Low-density liproprotein) is one of the major groups of liproproteins which helps in transporting fat molecules all over the body. It is the excess of cholesterol which may cause health disorders particularly that of heart.

Helps to manage diabetes

Japan approved guava leaves as one of the foods which specifies health uses and helps in preventing and treating diabetes. By inhibiting the saturation of 2 types of sugars i.e. maltose and sucrose, the compounds which are present in the tea helps in regulating level of blood sugar after meals. It inhibits several enzymes which converts carbohydrate in the digestive tract into glucose, slowing potentially its intake into the blood.

Helps in weight loss

Trying to shed some extra inches around your belly? Try guava leaf tea. Guava leaves helps in preventing complicated carbs from turning into sugars, which promotes weight loss.


Fights cancer

Due to high quantities of the antioxidant lycopene, Guava leaves lower the chances of cancer exclusively prostate, breast and oral cancer. Various studies have proved that in lowering the risk of cancer, lycopene plays an important role.

Cures Cold and Cough

Guava leaves carry high level of iron and Vitamin C and in relieving cold and cough, decoction of guava leaves is very helpful as it helps to get rid of mucus. It also sanitizes the respiratory throat, tract and lungs.

Lessens Acne

They have a high percentage of Vitamin C which helps in getting rid of mucus when it is crushed and applied to trouble spots.

Recovers skin texture

Guava contains high properties of astringent and its leaves even rank higher. To lighten the tone apply decoction of the leaves.

Restricts Hair Loss

Guava leaves will keep all your hair related problems aside. Leaves should be boiled and massage on the scalp. It is rich in antioxidants which can do wonders for hair volume.

Induces better quality of sleep

Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical operations and coordination manager at Baidyanath said, tea leaves regularly help in improving the quality of sleep. It quietens the mind and calms the nerves, makes it easier to slip into slumber.

Raises immunity

Dr. Anju sood who is a nutritionist and based in Bangalore says guava leaf helps in boosting the immune system.

Calms gastrointestinal issues

Guava leaves helps in reducing the production of extra mucus which can irritate the digestive system and due to bacterial properties it helps in preventing microbial growth in the intestines.

Promotes Heart Health and is good for brain

Guava leaves benefits heart and contains Vitamin B3 and B6 which improves blood circulation to the brain, relax nerves and stimulates cognitive function

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