Guava leaves, botanically classified as Psidium guajava, are members of the Myrtaceae, or myrtle family along with eucalyptus, allspice, and clove. Guava leaves have been used in traditional Eastern medicine since ancient times and have recently gained notoriety as alternative natural medicine.
Guava leaves tea is full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, antibacterials, and even tannins. With guava leaves, you can prevent health problems like diarrhea, cholera, obesity, cancer, and others.
You can brew the leaves to make tea. This releases beneficial substances which help in solving and preventing many health problems.
Let us look at how to prepare the guava leaves tea with both fresh and dry leaves.
How to Prepare Guava Leaves Tea With fresh guava leaves.
Alternatively, you can make tea from fresh guava leaves. Wash 5–10 fresh guava leaves under cold running water to remove any dirt or residue. Boil 2 cups (475 mL) of water on the stove, then add the leaves. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10–12 minutes.
1. Take 6 guava leaves.
2. Wash the leaves thoroughly.
3. Now, boil the leaves with about 1 liter of water.
4. After boiling for about 10 minutes, pour the water and filter to remove any piece of leaf.
5. It is ready to drink.
6. You may add a little honey as a sweetener.
How to prepare guava tea With dried guava leaves.
Drinking a tea made by infusing guava leaves in boiling water may help treat diarrhea, cold, and flu, lowering cholesterol, prevent diabetes, and even exhibit anti-cancer properties.
1. Dry some young guava leaves under shade.
2. Crush them into powder after you dry them.
3. Add one tablespoonful of powdered guava leaves to one cup of hot water to brew.
4. Allow it to brew for about 5 minutes.
5. Strain it and drink.
6. You may take this once a day.
All the health benefits of Guava leaves are true, provided it is grown organically in absolute terms.
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