Surprise surprise, you’ve been eating the wrong part of the plant.
Well, sort of.
Science says that guava leaves are quiet the stash of rich important nutrients such as vitamin A and C, healthy fiber, lycopene and potassium.
With these kind of nutrients, the leaves deserve a much higher priority in your meal plan than the guava fruits.
Below is 14 reasons why;
- They prevent complex starches from being converted into sugars which then reduced the amount of carbs digested into your system.
- Guava leaves prevent the absorption of maltose and sucrose by the body which lowers the blood sugar levels. It reduces the alpha-glucosidease enzyme function leading to reduction of blood sugar levels in diabetics without raising their insulin levels.
- It’s also really great with the liver. Drinking guava leaves water can help reduce bad cholesterol and low density lipo proteins without any effect on the good cholesterol.
- Reconcile your bum and tummy by boiling 30 grams of guava leaves with a handful of rice flour in 1-2 glasses of water and drinking it twice a day. For dysentery, cut the roots and leaves of guava plat and boil them for 20minutes. Strain and drink temperately.
- Boil your guava leaves in case of food poisoning, vomiting or nausea. They help by stimulating digestive enzyme production and killing bad bacteria in your digestive system.
- The tea liquidifies the tough mucus, soothes coughs and opens up the lungs to treat bronchitis.
- Guava leaves are used to produce tooth pastes and mouth fresheners due to it’s anti bacterial nature. For it’s anti –inflamattory features, the paste is used to heal gums, mouth sores and relieve tooth aches and sore throats when gargled.
- In case of enlarged prostate or prostate cancer guava leaf tea works like a charm.
- Men who have fertility problems should consume this tea.
- If you have problems with acne or pimples the guava leaves can help you heal them and reduce their appearance due to the vitamin C they contain.
- To prevent infections from minor cuts or skin abrasions apply crushed guava leaves. Another way of using this miraculous tea is to relieve outer ear infection. Take a few drops from the cooled guava tea and apply them in your ear.
- For dengue treatment, take 9 guava leaves and boil them in 5 cups of water. Boil until half of the water evaporates.
- If you have those annoying blackheads you can remove them with your homemade guava scrub. Crush a few leaves and stir them with some water and apply them like you do with your regular face scrub.
- The previous method is also great for preventing premature skin aging.