Guava leaf tea is mostly water. The compounds, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients of the guava leaves themselves are only present in very dilute amounts in guava tea.
An eight ounce mug of guava leaf tea contains approximately:
Protein: 0 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 1.01 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Additionally, guava leaf tea is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals. It does however contain unique polyphenols, which are a type of antioxidant.
Health Benefits of Guava Leaf Tea
To date, several lab and animal studies have been conducted with guava leaf tea. And it revealed a few potential health benefits associated with drinking guava leaf tea.
1. Diarrhea Treatment
Scientists have studied the traditional use of guava leaf tea as an anti-diarrheal treatment and found substantial evidence in its favor. Specifically, lab studies have observed that diarrhea caused by infection cleared more quickly after administration of guava leaf tea.
2. Lowering Blood Sugar
The polyphenols in guava leaf tea have been shown to regulate the absorption of carbohydrates from food. This effect is especially beneficial to some people with diabetes. Drinking guava leaf tea after meals can help suppress blood sugar spikes, and has not shown to interact negatively with medications people with diabetes may be taking.
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