In one study, guava consumption increased HDL cholesterol levels, which were beneficial for heart health. However, this study was conducted with the consumption of about four guavas per day (400 g) which represents a high consumption and difficult to achieve every day. Guava contains pectin, a soluble fiber known to play a role in blood cholesterol levels4.
– The infusion of guava leaves heals bronchitis and coughing.
– Scrub crushed guava leaves on the skin relieves itching caused by allergies
– This remedy can also be used to relieve insect bites
– The leaves of guavas can stop 100% of the hair loss and push them back quickly. To stop hair loss, boil a handful of guava leaves in one liter of water for about 20 minutes. After cooling, apply to your scalp and massage gently.
– This infusion is also effective for treating diarrhea and dysentery because it is rich in antimicrobial agents.
– The infusion of guava leaves is considered effective for treating hypertrophy of the prostate.
– It is especially recommended for men who treat fertility problems.
– Guava leaves are rich in vitamin C, which helps cure acne and cold sores.
– It is also effective against infections and helps heal wounds.
– Boil 9 guava leaves in 5 cups of water until the water reduces by half. This drink helps with the treatment of dengue.
– The infusion of guava leaves is very beneficial for diabetics because it lowers the level of sugar in the blood and does not stimulate the secretion of insulin.
– Chew guava leaves to relieve toothache, gums and inflamed wounds in the oral cavity.
– If you want to remove blackheads naturally, crush some guava leaves and add a little water. Use this as a regular scrub.
– Use the same combination to prevent premature aging of the skin, and you will be surprised by the result.
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