Guava leaves – ‘miracle’ cure many diseases

Guava leaves contain antioxidants, antibacterial, effective in treating diabetes, allergies, pimples, diarrhea, protect the liver.

General physician Bui Dac Sang, Academy of Science and Technology, said guava leaves are known as “miracles” because they contain many beneficial compounds. In young guava leaves or the young buds of guava leaves 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 reduce 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 by brewing tea daily for 12 weeks to see the effect.

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 sore throat treatment. You can rinse your mouth with guava leaf tea or guava leaves to make a natural paste at home to brush your teeth.

Another health benefit of guava leaves is the treatment of allergies. 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 mucosa, preventing the growth of toxic enzymes caused by bacteria.

In Oriental medicine, guava leaves are herbal remedies for diarrhea. For treatment, 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 the roots and leaves of guava tree, boil for about 20 minutes, filter for drinking water every day until the disease subsides. To relieve stomach pain, boil 8 guava leaves in 1.5 liters of drinking water three times a day.

In addition, guava leaves are effective in removing pimples and blemishes on the skin. Guava leaves contain antiseptics that kill acne-causing bacteria, using guava leaves washed, crushed or pureed and then applied on acne spots after being cleaned. With blackheads, crushed guava leaves, then mix warm water, wash daily, rub lightly on acne spots to help remove quickly.

According to Sang, recently, scientists at Krupanidhi University of Medicine, India, discovered that the powder extracted from guava leaves can protect the liver from damage. Rats fed guava leaf powder were shown to avoid the risk of liver damage caused by chemicals, while mice that were not used had bad liver damage. Experts believe that the antioxidants present in guava leaves have the effect of preventing disease.

People use guava leaves to process into tea products, and export to Europe and North America. To prepare 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 boiled with hot water with green tea leaves for drinking water during the day will be good for your health.

Thuy Quynh