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Interesting Uses of Guava Leaves

Guava is a traditional remedy for a range of health conditions. Research suggests that guava fruits and leaves may have a number of benefits.

Ayushi Raina
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Guava is usually eaten fresh or used in smoothies and tropical juices, while its skin and leaves are used as home remedies under various conditions. Guava is a high source of vitamin C and fiber which acts as antioxidants. These antioxidants tend to reduce or stop the harmful effects associated with oxidation.

Many of us know about the benefits of guava fruit but might not be aware of the fact that even its leaves have several medicinal properties and offer many health benefits

Any 100 grams of guava fruit contains 68 calories and 8.92 grams of sugar. It is also rich in calcium and contains 18 grams of minerals per 100 grams. This shows that guava leaves have the ability to treat different diseases. However, in order for you to learn more about the subject, let's take a look at the health benefits of guava leaves

Better Eyesight

Guava fruits contain vitamin A, which helps to improve an individual's eyesight. Eating guava not only prevents vision loss, but also prevents the development of cataracts or mascular degeneration.

Helps women during Pregnancy

Guava is good for pregnant women because it contains folic acid and vitamin B9, it is recommended for women because it helps develop the baby's nervous system and protects the baby from neurological disorders.

Best Solution for Toothache

Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that kill bacteria and fights infections, and people who take guava leaves at home can help control toothache.

Juice extracted from guava leaves is also said to have the effect of relieving swollen gums and oral ulcers.

Anti-stress agent

Guava fruit contains magnesium and helps to relax muscles and nerves. That means you only need one guava to relax after a hard workout or a long day at the office. This fruit helps you fight stress and provides a good energy boost to your system.

Anti-ageing Benefits

Guava leaves contain antioxidants that can destroy free radicals that normally damage the skin. In this way, it can protect your skin from aging and improve skin tone and texture. The decoction of adult guava leaves can be applied to the skin to tighten the skin.

Sperm Production

Facts have shown that consuming guava leaf tea can help increase sperm production and thus aid conception.

Treat Diarrhea

Guava leaves contain tannin and other essential oils that inhibit the bacterial growth and cures diarrhea

Improve Sleep Cycle

Among all the benefits of guava leaves, this is something everyone can enjoy. After all, who does not want a good sleep at night? Guava leaves contain antioxidant that helps you sleep better.

Prevent Cancer

The presence of antioxidant quercetin, lycopene and Vitamin C in guava leaves induce apoptosis, i.e. self -killing of the cancerous cells.

Reduces Arthritic Pain

The presence of quercetin in guava leaves reduces the pain and is effective in reducing infection too.

Decrease Cholesterol

Guava leaves are also found to effective in controlling cholesterol levels of the body, thus preventing many health problems.

Treating Bronchitis

Guava leaf tea effectively treats bronchitis by opening up the lungs, relaxing mucus, and relieving coughs.

Treating infections and wounds

Guava leaves have good healing properties and can treat cuts, impact abrasions, and other wounds. Antibacterial agents can prevent infections and reduce inflammation of the uterus, thus speeding wound healing. Guava leaf tea can also help treat ear infections.

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