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GUAVA: BENEFITS, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, LEAVES/BARK USES

June 28, 2021, 6:02 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 539 views)

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Guava is a tropical fruit that grows in dry or humid heat. Both the fleshy fruit of the guava plant and the leaves are edible, with the fruit most often eaten as a snack and the leaves commonly boiled into an herbal tea.

Guava: Benefits, Nutritional value, leaves/bark uses |  Karuwaki Speaks

Texture-wise, guavas are similar to pears, but with a little more crunch. They have a sweet, tropical flavor that instantly takes your taste buds on an island vacation

Guava: Benefits, Nutritional value, leaves/bark uses |  Karuwaki Speaks

Health Benefits of Guava:

•Guava helps boost your immunity

•May reduce the risk of developing Cancer

•Helps to manage blood sugar levels

•Guavas help in keeping your heart healthy

•Helps during constipation

•Helps in better eyesight, an anti-stress agent

•One of the best solutions for toothaches

•Aids in weight loss

Guava: Benefits, Nutritional value, leaves/bark uses |  Karuwaki Speaks

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One guava makes up one of the 4-5 recommended servings of fruit per day. Like many fruits, guava has a significant amount of sugar in it, and it’s important to moderate your sugar intake. Too much sugar in your diet can lead to problems, including weight gain and tooth decay.

Benefits of guava leaves:

If guava fruit is healthy, then its leaves are super healthy. Here are some of the benefits of guava leaves that you need to know.

•Helps in stopping diarrhoea

•Help reduce cholesterol levels

•Helps in losing weight

•Helps to manage blood sugar levels

Guava: Benefits, Nutritional value, leaves/bark uses |  Karuwaki Speaks

•Helps to fights cancer

•Helps in good vision

•Used for healing acne

•Helps in improving your skin texture

Guava leaves for healthy hair:

Hair fall is a result of an unhealthy scalp. Guava leaves can help stop hair fall and strengthen your scalp because of their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It is also being used in scalp related problems and dandruff.

It is also rich in vitamin B & C that helps in nourishing and aids in hair growth. So if you have a guava tree in your garden, then don’t pile up those leaves or burn it, instead make it a point to make a paste out of it and gently apply it on your scalp. This will fight hair fall and help strengthen your scalp.

Guava: Benefits, Nutritional value, leaves/bark uses |  Karuwaki Speaks

Guava Tree Bark Uses

Guava tree bark is an effective astringent, helping with acne and other skin conditions. All parts of the plant contain oxalic acid, which can cause a stinging sensation and should be used in moderation topically. Direct ingestion can promote swelling of the tongue and mucous membranes, especially in sensitive individuals. Again, caution should be taken when using the plant internally. The antibacterial properties of the bark make it useful to treat cuts, wounds, abrasions, and ulcers. The high Vitamin C content of the plant is also apparent in the bark and has good antioxidant properties. These can help fight free radicals in skin, leaving the complexion refreshed and renewed. Cosmetic guava tree bark uses abound and are generally considered safe in all but the most sensitive individuals.

Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for qualified medical advice.Before using or ingesting ANY herb or plant for medicinal purposes or otherwise, please consult a physician or a medical herbalist for advice.


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AnonymousUser 1 month, 2 weeks ago
My favourite fruit!