Most of us know about the health benefits of guava fruit.
But we are unaware of the fact that even guava leaves (Amrood ke Patte) in Hindi have several medicinal properties and offer an array of health benefits.
Being packed with antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents and beneficial tannins, fresh guava leaves are considered as a natural pain reliever. The chemicals contained in these leaves such as polyphenols, carotenoids, flavonoids and tannins can be extremely effective in treating various diseases.
Did you know that the skin can benefit enormously from guava leaves? Have you ever considered that something as simple as the leaves of guava fruit can do your skin a lot of good? Well, it is true.
Here we list top 4 ways the amazing leaf can help your skin.
Guava leaves have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics that are great at fighting microscopic organisms that are responsible for causing acne. These leaves also soothe the skin and lower the occurrence of pimples. In addition, they can treat minor skin infections and skin allergies.
2. Elimination of wrinkles
It has been scientifically proved that the leaves of guava are even more beneficial than the fruit. They contain anti- cancer properties, and can successfully destroy free radicals in the body.
Consequently, guava leaves represent a potent anti-wrinkle tool. In addition, they are extremely beneficial in improving the quality of the skin.
3. Dark spots
Guava leave are an effective remedy against blemishes and dark spots on the skin due to their antibacterial and skin toning properties. They can reduce inflammation as well.
4. Atopic dermatitis
Guava leaves also have anti-allergic properties that help prevent the production of histamines (a compound that is produced by the body to fight off foreign material. This causes inflammation and formation of allergic symptoms) by the body and therefore is great to help treat patients suffering from atopic dermatitis.
Apart from that the leaves also have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the redness and itchiness caused due to atopic dermatitis.
Method of treatment:
In case of atopic dermatitis, take dried guava leaves. Crush them and add them to a tub of warm water. This will efficiently relieve itching and redness, thus easing the uncomfortable feeling they produce.
In all other cases, you should take a couple of guava leaves, crush them and add them to a saucepan of boiling water. Let them boil until the water turns brownish and looks concentrated. Then, take it away from fire and leave it to cool.
Afterwards, apply the tonic all over your face or on the affected area using a cotton ball. Let it act for about fifteen minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water. For better results, the treatment should be repeated twice a week.