HEALTH BENEFITS OF GUAVA (MAPERA) LEAVES
The leaves of the guava are often overlooked by those who eat the fruit. The leaves of the guava tree, like the fruit, are rich in nutrients and provide numerous health benefits. Vitamins A and C, potassium, fiber, and lycopene are all found in abundance.
We propose to investigate the health advantages of the leaves of the guava plant, which is common in our region.
What if I told you that the leaves of this plant have seven health benefits that the fruits do not? You may want to reconsider your position.
1. Treats Gastrointestinal Problems (Diarrhea)
Infections caused by bacteria can be fought with the anti-bacterial qualities of guava leaves. A potent anti-bacterial component and essential oil, tannic acid, is found in the guava leaves, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.
Simply wash roughly six leaves, boil the leaves, then extract the juice by squeezing the leaves. You’ll notice a significant shift in your life.
2. Helps to prevent or combat cancer
In particular, breast cancer is reduced by guava leaves. Antioxidant lycopene has been found in significant concentrations in several fruits and vegetables.
3. Helps in Weight Loss
.Carbohydrate foods are one of the factors that contribute to weight gain. This fruit’s leaves help prevent complex carbohydrates from converting into sugars, which can lead to food cravings and weight gain.
4. Shields the Liver
Guava leaves have been shown to protect the liver from paracetamol-induced damage in studies to exhibit hepatoprotective properties.
Aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, and bilirubin are some of the enzymes that can harm liver cells.
5. Regulates Blood Flow