These leaves are more important than we think.
Among the many health benefits, here are 5 incredible reasons you should place more importance on guava leaves.
1) It cures diarrhea
Drinking any extract of guava leaves helps to treat diarrhea by loosening the bowels, reducing the frequency of stooling and reduce the severity of the diarrhea. You can take guava eave tea, or a capsule of its extract, or adding a few drops of the essential oil to a cup of warm water.
2) Reduces Cholesterol levels
Due to its low saturated fat content, a regular intake of guava leaf can help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides which can cause adverse health issues.
3) Prevents diabetes
The high fiber content and catechin in guava and its leaves can help control diabetes by slowing down sugar absorption and glucose level in the blood. This hypoglycemic effect on the body may help to prevent type 2 diabetes.
4) Treats cold and catarrh
The high Vitamin C and iron content in guava leaf allows it act as a relief for cold and catarrh. It helps to remove mucus, and disinfects the respiratory tract, throat and lungs.
5) Relieves itchy skin
According to some dermatologists, the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties of guava leaves can help to reduce skin itching and redness. Crush guava leaves into a paste or boil crushed guava leaves till water becomes brown and concentrated. When the mixture cools down, use a cotton ball to apply the juices on the affected areas.