Professional FAQs: What are the health benefits of guava leaves?

Expert opinion from Leticia Soares

Postgraduate Degree in Public and Family Health/Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics · 5 years of experience · Brazil

Guava leaves are a source of active chemical compounds such as, saponins, flavonoids, tannins, eugenol and triterpenoids. Guava leaves are commonly used as an herbal tea to treat diarrhea and diabetes. It has an astringent, digestive, diuretic and laxative action. The tea can help in the treatment of diarrhea, digestion disorders, dysentery, enteritis, scurvy, gastrointestinal fermentations, gastroenteritis and urine incontinence. However, it is highly recommended to consult a doctor before start using guava leaves for medicinal purposes.

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Expert opinion from Carolina Castro

PhD Candidate (Health Services), Post Graduate Functional Clinical Nutrition, Bachelor’s Degree Nutrition and Dietetics · 7 years of experience · Australia

Guava leaves have anti-bacterial properties that help prevent microbial growth, avoiding digestive issues as diarrhea, and can also make the area more alkaline. Catechin, essential antioxidant in guava leaf can also control the blood glucose levels.

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Expert opinion from Madison Deakin

Bachelor’s degree, Nutrition and Food science · 3 years of experience · Australia

Guava leaves are used to treat skin conditions such as acne and textures issues. They are also used to manage and regulate blood sugar levels.

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