Guava is a fruit that is known with its distinctive scent, it is rich in vitamin C and people around the world prefer to enjoy it in a juice form. The guava is known with its numerous health benefits but what most people are not aware of is the miraculous healing, and health enhancing properties that are found in the leaves of guava.
Guava leaves are rich in vitamin A, C, E, and K as well as potassium, fiber and lycopene.
Moreover, guava leaves are considered an effective natural remedy for an array of diseases due to its ability to relieve pain plus they are packed with Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
Here’s a list of medical uses for guava leaves.
. Drinking guava leaf tea before each meal will help to suppress appetite which will allow you to drop some extra pounds.
. Guava leaves tea can be used to fight bronchitis and coughs especially for children.
. A tea made of guava leaves has the power to sooth an upset stomach, it can be very helpful in cases of food poisoning.
. A powder made up of guava leaves mixed with lemon juice and water can be used as a natural substitute to insect repellent.
. Guava leaves are rich in antimicrobial properties which makes it effective in the cases of diarrhea and dysentery, it can also ease cramps and stomachaches and reduce the number of bowel movements you have.
. Guava leaves can be used to prevent skin infections, apply crushed guava leaves on minor cuts and burns.
. A solution made of guava leaves can be dropped in the ear to prevent and treat ear infections.
. Vitamin C helps in treating acnes and pimples and prevent any scars left behind after treatment, guava leaves are rich in this vitamin so cruising them fresh can be used as an ointment to heal acnes and pimples.
. Even dengue can be treated with guava leaves, boil ten guava leaves in five cups of water, keep on boiling until the water reduce to half then let it cool and drink it over two doses.
. Guava leaves can be mixed with olive oil to scrub the face to get rid of black heads and prevent aging signs.
. Guava leaves tea can also regulate the blood sugar levels and insulin secretion for diabetics, if you are at risk of developing diabetes or if you are diabetic then drink a cup of guava leaves tea before each meal.
. Guava leaves are also great for oral health, it prevents plaque formation, treat mouth ulcers, treats inflamed gums and prevent bad breath.
. Since guava leaves have antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-plaque properties, it can be used to make a mouth wash. Boil ten guava leaves in three cups of water and let it simmer for a while, allow the solution to cool then add two tablespoons of salt and swish it around your mouth at least once a day.