Guava leaves are referred to as “panacea” since they contain a variety of useful chemicals. Young guava leaves or young buds of guava leaves include about 3% resin and 7-10% tannin, antioxidants such as vitamin C and flavonoids, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds…
According to Japanese researchers at the Yakult Research Institute, guava leaves lower blood sugar levels by stopping the body from absorbing sucrose and maltose carbohydrates. This research also found that guava leaves may help with diabetic symptoms including hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. It is suggested that guava leaves be used to make tea and consumed everyday for 12 weeks to observe the effects.
Guava leaves are often used as an ingredient in toothpastes, mouth fresheners, toothache relief, gum disease, mouth ulcers, and sore throat therapy due to their anti-inflammatory qualities. You may clean your teeth with guava leaf tea or guava leaves prepared into a natural paste at home.
Another health advantage of guava leaves is that they may be used to treat allergies. Compounds found in guava leaves inhibit the release of histamine, which is the primary cause of allergies. Furthermore, guava leaves stimulate the synthesis of digestive enzymes, aiding in the destruction of bacteria in the intestinal mucosa and avoiding the development of harmful enzymes produced by bacteria.
Guava leaves are used as natural treatments for diarrhea in Oriental medicine. To treat, combine 30 g of guava leaves with a handful of rice flour in 1-2 glasses of water and drink twice a day. In the event of dysentery, cut the roots and leaves of guava, boil for approximately 20 minutes, filter, and drink water every day until the illness disappears. Boil 8 guava leaves in 1.5 liters of water and consume three times a day to alleviate stomach discomfort.
Furthermore, guava leaves are excellent in removing acne and dark spots from the skin. Guava leaves contain an antibacterial that kills acne-causing germs when washed, crushed, or pureed and then applied to acne areas after they have been cleansed. Crushed guava leaves mixed with warm water, washed daily, and gently rubbed on acne areas to help eliminate them fast.
Scientists from India’s Krupanidhi College of Medicine and Pharmacy have found that guava leaf powder may protect the liver from injury. Mice given guava leaf extract powder reduced the danger of chemical-induced liver damage, while mice that did not received severe liver damage. Experts think that the antioxidants included in guava leaves help to prevent illness.
Guava leaves are used to make tea, which is sold to European and North American nations. To make guava leaf tea, soak a handful of guava leaves in boiling water for approximately 15 minutes before straining the water and removing the leaves. This water may be boiled with tea to drink, or steeped with hot water and green tea leaves to consume throughout the day.