Guava leaves are the leaves of the guava plant, which bears the scientific name Psidium guajava, and they are one of the many medicinally useful portions of this plant. Guava leaves contain many differentcompounds and other , such as flavonoids, tannins, and saponins, as well as eugenol and various active compounds. The fruit and the bark of the guava tree often get the most attention, but the leaves can be used in many ways for natural healing remedies. This plant is native to Mexico and other Central American countries, where it is a critical part of cultural, culinary, and medicinal traditions.
Guava leaves can also be used in many different ways; some people choose to crush the leaves and use the extractedin their hair masks to stimulate hair growth. Steeping the dried leaves in hot water can also produce a beneficial tea that is packed with antioxidants. Chewing and eating the leaves directly can be used as a aid while crushing the leaves can also produce a topical anti- salve when mixed with other carrier oils or cosmetic products.
There are a number of benefits to drinking guava leaves tea, including the following:
- Aiding weight loss
- Improving heart health
- Treating diabetes
- Skin care
- Stimulating brain health
- Preventing diarrhea