We all know that guavas are good for us. This tropical fruit has many essential nutrients that can greatly benefit our bodies. But did you know that its leaves can potentially reduce pimples, dark spots, wrinkles, and skin allergies?
According to Feel Healthy Life, guava leaves can do all these and more! However, it's important to note that they didn't cite any verified sources to back up their claims.
It's best to take this health advice with a grain of salt. Anyway, here the alleged benefits of guava leaves:
1. It can heal atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis, according to Medicine Net, is a common and persistent skin disease. They wrote: "Atopy is a special type of allergic hypersensitivity that is associated with asthma, inhalant allergies (hay fever), and a chronic dermatitis."
Apparently, guava leaves can reduce the redness and irritation caused by this skin disease. They also allegedly have anti-allergenic properties that could prevent the production of histamine – chemicals that cause itching, sneezing, and swelling, allergy symptoms.
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2. It can treat pimples
Are you prone to having pimples pop up all over your body every now and then? Then you might want to apply guava leaves on the affected areas.
According to the source, "The American Journal of Chinese Medicine has released a study confirming that guava leaves are excellent against microscopic organisms (acne) due to their antibacterial capabilities."
They added that it can make your skin soft as well!
3. It can eliminate wrinkles
Worry no more about looking old because aside from pimples, guava leaves can allegedly reduce fine lines on your face too! The source cited that it may have the ability to "destroy free radicals in the body."
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4. It can lighten dark spots
Do you have sunburnt spots or scars that won’t seem to fade away? The source believes that guava leaves can act as a "tonic agent" which can help reduce irritation on the skin.
So how do you reap the benefits of guava leaves? Read on!
To treat atopic dermatitis, use dried guava leaves. Mix them and add them to your bathtub with warm water. According to the source, it may relieve the itching and redness on your skin.
For the rest, you only have to toss the leaves into a pot of boiling water. Wait until the water turns red. Remove the leaves from the water and let it cool for a bit. Then, apply the guava tonic on your face with a cotton ball.
What do you think,dear readers? Do you think guava leaves really can do all of these things? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!