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May 21, 2017

Unbelievable Benefits of Guava Leaves



Guava fruit has many health benefits. It’s packed with vitamins A and C, lycopene, potassium, and dietary fiber. However, its leaves should not be overlooked for their myriad of healthy properties. Let’s take a look at the many wonders of guava leaves.

Prevent hair loss

Apart from being a delicious fruit, guavas (especially leaves) are a rich source of vitamins and nutrients that can be used for optimal hair growth. Guava leaves are rich in vitamin B2 which helps repair the cells and tissues in your body. This can also be beneficial for those who are looking for better skin, or healthier nails. All you need to do is boil a handful of guava leaves in a liter of water for about 20 minutes. At that time, set it aside to cool down to room temperature, before straining the water. Before applying the leaves, you must ensure that your hair and scalp is cleansed, so it might be best to use after shampoo. When the water is at room temperature, apply it onto your hair from roots to tip, and then massaging into your scalp. Including the leaves in your regular hair care system will give you hair that is longer, and stronger, than you ever thought it could be! Not only your roots, but your follicles will be strengthened, which is what will allow your hair to become thick, and shiny. Make sure to treat it using the juice from guava leaves at least two or three times a week to make sure that your hair consistently gets what it needs and that you see the results.

Weight loss

Guava leaves help prevent complex carbohydrates from turning into sugars that are known for stimulating food cravings and excess weight gain. This is why it can help you with your weight loss goals.

Aid in reducing acne

With their high percentage of vitamin C, guava leaves can help with your acne when crushed and applied to trouble spots. Blackheads also benefit from this homemade paste with a few drops of water.

Help soothe gastrointestinal issues

Guava leaves have anti-bacterial properties that help prevent further microbial growth in the intestines and make the area more alkaline. They also reduce the production of extra mucus that can irritate the digestive system. This is why guava leaves are useful in treating problems like gastroenteritis and diarrhea.

Reduce the effects of diabetes

Guava leaves lower the body’s glucose levels, without creating a rise in the insulin levels.

Help heal colds

The high levels of vitamin C and iron in unripe tropical fruit help reduce mucus productions and prevent the spread of microbial activity. It is important to remember that while unripe guava is effective, ripe guava can have the opposite effect and instead irritate and prolong the illness.

Reduce the side effects of allergies

By halting the creation of histamine, guava leaves can reduce side effects of allergies. They can also be a welcomed remedy for minimizing the swelling of insect bites.

Soothe inflamed gums, oral sores, or mild toothaches

By chewing on the leaves, you can soothe oral discomfort.

Help with premature aging signs

By applying this same mixture to your face, you can prevent premature signs of aging.


Help fight diseases like cancer

Due to high quantities of the antioxidant lycopene, guava leaves can help fight cancer, especially breast, prostate, and oral cancers. Research reveals that guava extract helps inhibit the production of androgen, the male hormone that is responsible for promoting the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Help control blood pressure

Guava leaves are known to help control blood pressure by preventing blood from thickening and promoting the fluidity of blood flow throughout the body. The high fiber content and hypoglycemic nature of guava leaves are both known to be contributing factors to combating an elevated blood-sugar level.

Keeps brain healthy

Guava leaves promote brain health due to high levels of vitamin B3 (niacin) and B6. Niacin is known to help with increased blood flow, along with improved cognitive function and focus.

Keeps thyroid function healthy

Guava leaves assist in maintaining a healthy thyroid due to their high levels of copper. The thyroid gland is one of the most crucial glands in regulating hormone levels and proper organ function. Copper helps with making sure thyroid metabolism is maintaining a regular amount of hormone production and absorption throughout the body.

Help alleviate constipation

Guava leaves have very high levels of dietary fiber. They can serve as an excellent laxative and help the body restore itself back to a regular ability to excrete waste.

Improve your eyesight


High levels of vitamin A means guava leaves can help improve your eyesight. They can help decrease the presence of cataracts and macular degeneration, as well as improving the overall health of the eyes.




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