Guava leaves contain antioxidants, antibacterials, effective in treating diabetes, allergies, pimples, diarrhea, protect the liver.
General practitioner Bui Dac Sang of the Academy of Science and Technology said guava leaves are called “miracles” because they contain many beneficial compounds. In young guava leaves or young guava leaf buds contain about 3% resin and 7-10% tannin, antioxidants such as vitamin C and flavonoids, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory …
According to research conducted by the Yakult Research Institute in Japan, guava leaves lower blood sugar levels, preventing the body from absorbing sucrose and maltose. This study also shows that guava leaves can improve symptoms of diabetes such as increased insulin and insulin resistance. Should use guava leaves brewing tea daily for 12 weeks to see the effect.
In oriental medicine, guava leaves are herbal remedies for diarrhea.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, guava leaves are often used as an ingredient in toothpaste, mouth cooling, toothache relief, gum healing, mouth sores and ailments treatment. throat. You can rinse your mouth with guava leaf tea or guava leaves to make a natural paste at home for brushing your teeth.
Another health benefit of guava leaves is the treatment of allergies. The compounds in guava leaves inhibit the release of histamine – the main cause of allergies. In addition, guava leaves have the effect of stimulating the production of digestive enzymes, helping to destroy bacteria in the intestinal lining, preventing the growth of toxic enzymes caused by the bacteria.
In oriental medicine, guava leaves are herbal remedies for diarrhea. For processing, boil 30 g of guava leaves with a handful of rice flour in 1-2 glasses of water, drink twice a day. In case of dysentery, cut off the roots and leaves of the guava seedlings, boil for about 20 minutes, filter to drink water every day until the disease subsides. To relieve an upset stomach, boil 8 guava leaves in 1.5 liters of drinking water three times a day.
Plus, guava leaves are effective in removing pimples and skin blemishes. Guava leaves contain antiseptics that kill acne-causing bacteria, using guava leaves that are washed, crushed, or mashed, and then applied to acne spots after being cleaned. With blackheads, crushed guava leaves, then mix lukewarm water, wash daily, lightly rub on acne spots to help remove quickly.
According to Sang, recently scientists at Krupanidhi Medical University in India found that powder from guava leaves can protect the liver from damage. Rats fed guava leaf powder have been shown to avoid the risk of liver damage from chemicals, while mice not used have severe liver damage. Experts believe that the antioxidants found in guava leaves have the effect of preventing disease.
People use guava leaves to process them into tea products and export them to Europe and North America. To brew a cup of guava leaf tea, soak a handful of guava leaves in hot water for about 15 minutes, filter the water, remove the leaves. Boiling this water with tea to drink, or boiling with hot water with green tea leaves to drink water during the day is good for health.