Guava leaves are a traditional cure for diarrhea among Indians throughout the Amazon, and are also chewed as a remedy for sore throats and bleeding gums; decoctions made from the leaves are applied to wounds. Guava leaves contain powerful antibacterial compounds that work well for healing of skin infections and even surgical wounds… plus it dries wounds, helps with inflammation, and prevents further infections. Guava leaf paste works well for acne and can be use in face washes… and guava tea can help with ear infections.
- Weight Loss:
Guava leaves are a powerhouse in terms of nutrients and are the perfect catalyst for those looking to shed a few calories quickly. It prevents the conversion of complex starches into sugar, and for this process to take place, the carbs must be broken down by the liver for the use of the body. The leaves limit the transition process.
The high fiber content of guava leaves allows in the managing diabetes as it slows down sugar absorption in the blood. The leaves are also a great preventive agent for type 2 diabetes.
Since it has low glycemic index, diabetic patients can safely consume it without the worry of fluctuation to insulin and glucose levels.
The regular intake of guava leaves helps in the reduction of LDL which is bad cholesterol and triglyceride without having any side effects. The super fruit is blessed with having extremely low levels of saturated and unsaturated fat and which is why it is of no wonder that it helps in the reduction of cholesterol.
- Diarrhoea & Dysentery:
Guava leaf tea is the prefect remedy for treating diarrhoea. It is one of the best natural remedy to treat this problem, as it helps in loosening bowels and reducing the need to defecate continuously. The best way to extract the medicinal properties is by boiling the leaves with a handful of rice flour in 1-2 glasses of water. The concoction created is effective against diarrhoea. For dysentery, cut the roots and leaves of the plan, boil them for 20 minutes, strain the water and drink with periodical gaps until relieved.
The leaves of the guava trees are known to have cancer battling properties. These properties are attributed to the compounds contained in the leaves such as lycopene, quercetin and vitamin C. These work in tandem as antioxidants to neutralize damage to the body by cancer cells. The leaves and fruit in the essential oil form can produce anti cancerous activity in the body once consumed regularly. This occurs due to the fact that it contains rich concentrations nerolidiol, caryophyllene, beta bisabolene, tannis, beta sitosterol and other such gastric cancer fighting agents. The richness of vitamins A &C along with the present anti-oxidants are help in prevention of prostate cancer. However it is important to get a doctors consultation before taking such steps.