Going Natural To Fit The Pocket
Going Natural To Fit The Pocket might for some mean a simple tree they have in their garden especially in the more rural areas. Some folk are far from village health shops or quite simply need a little affordable health help. Or just maybe it’s time to plant that guava tree. GUAVA LEAF AND MEDICINAL USES Guava leaves are high vitamins A and C, potassium, healthy fibre and lycopene.
Health benefits might include:
The vitamins B6 (pyridoxine) and B3 ( niacin) in guava leaves helps in improving blood circulation to the brain, stimulating cognitive function and relaxing the nerves.
Boosting of Immunity:
Guava leaves’ tea helps in boosting the immune systems thereby reducing the risk of many diseases.
The quercetin content of guava leaf makes it effective in reducing pain and eliminating infections. Menstrual Problems: Guava leaves tea is good painful menstruation and insufficient menstrual flow.
The regular intake of guava tea rejuvenates and keeps skin younger and firm due to its strong antioxidant effect against free radicals that are the main cause of ageing. Crush a few leaves, add little water and use as a body scrub regularly and you will be shocked with the amazing results.
Guava leaf improves eyesight due to its high content in vitamin A.
Guava leaves tea calms the nerves and quietens the mind, making it easier to fall asleep.
Guava leaves contain quercetin which is an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory which inhibits the development of allergies such as food allergy, skin reactions and asthma.
Fights High cholesterol:
Guava leaf tea works against bad fats in the system. It reduces LDC and Triglycerides without side effects. Also helps with heart diseases:
Reduces the risk of heart diseases and strokes because of its high anti-inflammatory, high fibre and antioxidant properties.
Helps with Bronchitis , Coughs / Colds:
Guava leaf tea will help you against Bronchitis and coughs because of its high content of vitamin C and Iron (Fe).
It gets rid of mucous. Better when taken with pure honey. Body Itching caused by Allergies: For itching caused by allergies, apply crushed guava leaves onto the affected areas.
Apply crushed guava leaves on the affected areas.
Guava leaves can really help against hair loss. Crushing the leaves and rubbing on the scalp regularly or gently massage your scalp with concentrated tea from boiled leaves will prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.
Typhoid and Malaria fever:
Guava leaves tea is very helpful in the treatment of Typhoid and Malaria fevers.
Helps with Weight loss:
Guava leaves contain quercetin which inhibits the formation of fat cells and Catechin which has fats burning effects in the body. Guava leaf tea stops carbohydrates from turning into sugar and thus suppresses appetite. This will in turn help you to reduce weight. With increased Metabolism weightless might be aided: rich copper content.
Helps with Stomach cramps/constipation:
Guava leaf tea is exceptionally good for most abdominal infections because of its antibacterial properties.
Also helps with Stomach ulcer:
Guava leaf contains Methanol extract that’s composed by volatile oil, flavonoid and saponin which works against stomach ulcers, and also promote healing effect. Therefore, it helps with food poisoning. And it may help with Diarrhoea/Dysentery.
Liver Health supported:
Guava leaves have a hepatoprotective activity which cure liver injuries induced by toxic drugs like paracetamol, alcohol, etc. It also protects the liver against some damaging enzymes like Bilirubin, Alkaline phosphatase, Aspartate aminotransferase, etc. Helps fight Prostate Cancer / Enlargement, Breast
Guava leaves high lycopene content is vital in fighting cancers such as breasts, prostate and oral.
Helps fight Gastric (Stomach) Cancers:
The high content of lycopene, quercetin and vitamin C in guava leaves makes it potent in the treatment of gastric (or stomach) cancers.
Sperm production is improved:
Guava leaves will boost sperm production thereby increasing fertility. Hence, it’s highly recommended for men battling with fertility problems. Libido (Sexual desire) might be stimulated: Guava leaves tea will boost libido in both sexes. Work better when honey is added (in non diabetics).
Acne – Guava leaf is high in vitamin C, which helps to heal acne. It contains the antibacterial which works against the bacteria P. Acne which causes acne. Its anti-inflammatory components helps reduce redness and inflammation of the skin. Similarly for minor cuts like scrapes or abrasion, apply crushed guava leaves juice to prevent infections. For Blackheads, Crush several guava leaves and stir in a little bit of water and applied on skin to remove blackheads naturally. Use this instead of your regular face cleaners that have toxic chemicals.
Apply cold guava leaves tea
Guava leaves work against Dengue. They increase the thrombocytes and platelets in the serum. Boil some few guava leaves (about 5 to 6 or a tablespoonful of powder from dried leaves) in little water until the amount you have in your pot reduces by half. Take as tea thrice a day. Repeat daily until you feel better or relief.
Guava leaves extract has a strong antibacterial effect against Vibrio cholerae . Diabetes: Guava leaf tea is great for diabetics. The high fibre content slows down the absorption of sugar in the blood. It prevents Type 2 diabetes from developing. The Catechin in guava leaves controls the blood glucose level – It has a hypoglycemic effect in the body.
To relieve toothache, chew guava leaves or apply leaves past on affected tooth/teeth. For inflamed Gums and Mouth Sores – or inflamed gums and sores in the oral cavity, chew guava leaves and also take hot guava leaves tea with pure honey.
7 to 10 younger fresh leaves (or 5 to 6 older ones) should be boiled with 1 liter of water in a closed pot over a gentle flame OR 1 tablespoonful of the powder of dried leaves boiled in 1 Liter of Water in same way. Adults should take one glass thrice a day. Children from six months and above should be given in smaller doses depending on age. With children always consult your nurse or health advisor first. Caution for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers: Guava leaves are good for all including pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. But for pregnant mothers, the doses should reduced by half. Consult your attending nurse or health practitioner first in this regard. Possible Side effects: It may give headache when taken in very high doses. It may cause excessive menstrual bleeding in some women.