Hello my dear Readers I hope you all had a Lovely day. Guava leaf, like many other herbs, has an amazing array of qualities, and it seems to be able to do amazing things. Guava leaves are regarded as herbal treatment for several diseases due to their medicinal properties. This week we continue from where we stopped and finish up with Skin and Hair benefits of the guava leaf.
5. Aids in Digestion
Guava leaf tea aids digestion by stimulating digestive enzyme production. The powerful antibacterial agents kill bacteria in the lining of the gut and stop proliferation of toxic enzymes by bacteria. Guava leaves are particularly beneficial in case of food poisoning as well as soothing, vomiting and nausea. To relieve stomach ache, boil 8 pieces of guava leaves in 1.5 liters of water and drink thrice a day.
6. Treatment of Toothaches, Sore Throats and Gum Disease:
Due to their anti-inflammatory qualities, fresh guava leaves can relieve tooth ache, heal gum and mouth sores and treat sore throats when used for gargling. The antibacterial agent in these leaves protect the teeth and gums and therefore, guava leaves are used as an ingredient in toothpastes and mouth fresheners. Guava leaves can even be made into a natural paste at home for brushing the teeth and gums. It’s an excellent mouth freshener and can readily replace any toothpaste or other cosmetic tooth remedy .A fresh tender guava leave can be chewed to paste and then rubbed on the gums with fingers, it’s a very common morning mouth freshener in India and it’s so effective that any one practicing it once is bound to love it – I do in fact I believe “a guava leave a day, keeps the dentist away”.
7. Beneficial in Dengue Fever:
Guava leaves are considered a natural remedy for dengue fever. This is because guava leaf extract can increase the number of platelets in the blood and is not toxic at all. For this purpose 9 pieces of guava leaves should be boiled in 5 cups of water until 3 cups of water is left. After straining and cooling, a cup of this concoction should be drunk 3 times a day.
8. Prostate Cancer:
Studies have shown that guava leaves can be beneficial in case of prostate cancer and enlargement.
9. Reduction of Allergies:
Guava leaves prevent the release of histamine. Moreover, the compounds found in guava leaves are effective in blocking all allergic reactions. Ever since I started using them, I must say I can see a significant decrease in my allergies.
10. Sperm Production:
According to research done by the Harvard School of Medicine, consumption of guava leaf tea has been proven to be effective in increasing sperm production, thus helping with conception.
11. Treatment of Wounds and Infections:
Guava leaves have great healing properties that can treat wounds such as cuts, impact abrasion etc. The antibacterial agents prevent infection and reduce inflammation of the uterus to accelerate the healing of wounds. Guava leaf tea can help in curing ear infections as well.
Guava Leaves – Benefits for Skin
When it comes to skincare, guava leaves can greatly help in improving your skin and treatment of various skin disorders. Following are the benefits of guava leaves for skin.
12. Treatment of Acne and Black spots:
Acne and black spots are quite annoying as they adversely affect the appearance of your skin. Guava leaves are effective in eliminating acne and black spots from the skin. They contain an antiseptic that can kill acne causing bacteria. For this purpose, mash some guava leaves and apply it on the acne and dark spots. Rinse with water after a while. This should be done daily until the skin is clear.
13. Removal of Blackheads:
For the treatment of blackheads, blend the guava leaves with little water and use it as a scrub on your nose to remove blackheads. I like to add some honey to this mixture for extra smoothness.
14. Anti-ageing Benefits:
Guava leaves contain antioxidants which destroy the free radicals that damage your skin, thus protecting your skin from ageing as well as improving skin tone and texture. A blend of mature guava leaves can be applied on the skin for firming the skin.
15. Relieves Itching:
Skin itching can lead to a serious problem if not treated immediately. Guava leaves are an instant cure for getting rid of itchiness as they contain allergy blocking compounds.
Guava Leaves Benefits For Hair
16. Natural Remedy for Hair Loss:
Being rich in nutrients and antioxidants, guava leaves help in promoting healthy hair growth.
To stop hair loss, boil a handful of guava leaves in a liter of water for around 20 minutes. After cooling, apply it on your scalp and massage rigorously.
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