Guava leaves contain vitamin C, which helps boost collagen activity. This helps hair grow out faster and healthier. Its antioxidant properties help fight free radicals, thus preventing damage. … This results in healthy hair growth.
Guava is a sweet exotic fruit native to Mexico, Central and South America. One guava fruit contains three times the daily vitamin C requirement, potassium, fiber, vitamin A, and lycopene. Whether whole fruit, juice, or jelly, guava is deliciously nutritious.
Health Benefits of Guava Leaves
The vitamin B complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, and pyridoxine) in guava leaves can prevent hair loss and promote its growth.
As a hair and scalp treatment, follow the recipe below:
- Boil a handful of guava leaves in a quart of water for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Strain the leaves from the water.
- Massage the guava leaf tea into your scalp and apply to hair, starting at the roots and working through to the ends.
- Leave on for 2 hours (or more), then rinse.
Diabetes and weight loss
Guava leaves regulate blood sugar, preventing diabetes. By virtue of their high fiber content and inhibiting the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar, the leaves drunk in a tea can make you feel full and support weight loss.