Guava Leaves And Health Benefits
By Chisom Ibemere
Guava is a tree that grows in Central and South America and may be seen in various locations of the world. The fruit is commonly eaten fresh or made into beverages, jams, and other foods. Various parts of the plant such as the leaf and the fruit, are used as medicine.
People use guava leaf for treating lots of health issues such as stomach and intestinal conditions, pain, diabetes, and wound healing while the fruit is used for high blood pressure. Some of the health benefits believed to be provided by guava leaves includes:
Guava leaves can help regulate blood sugar levels due to their high antioxidants level and their ability to inhibit the absorption of certain sugars in the body.
The leaves contain active compounds that can reduce inflammation and promote healthy digestive function. They can inhibit the proliferation of harmful bacteria in the gut.
Guava leaves have rich vitamin C content, which is essential for a strong immune system. They can also help protect the body against infection and disease.
The antioxidants in guava leaves helps to improve the cardiovascular health by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. They may also help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Guava leaves contain compounds that can soothe and heal skin irritations, as well as promote healthy skin. They may also help to reduce the signs of aging and promote wrinkle-free skin.