You eat leaves all the time. Every time you munch on a salad, eat a dish with spinach or cabbage and enjoy one seasoned with basil, you’re eating leaves. However, most people have never heard of consuming guava leaves.
Not only are these leaves excellent for healthy hair, but they also have immense benefits for all parts of your body.
Your hair will benefit from the vast amount of nutrients in guava leaves.
You probably already know that eating the fruit of the guava will provide a high number of nutrients, but most people have never thought about the leaves, let alone considered eating them. You don’t have to consume one leaf, or it’s juice to have benefited from this phenomenal plant.
In fact, just making a tea from the leaves and applying it to your scalp can not only help promote hair growth but also prevent hair loss.
There are Tons of Nutrients in the Leaves
Guava is rich in vitamin B, and vitamin B can help boost hair growth. To be more specific, it has B3—niacin, B6, B5, and B2. The leaves also contain many antioxidants, such as vitamin C.
It also contains flavonoids, which are phytonutrients. The primary flavonoid is quercetin. It is also an antioxidant that helps boost the immune system and acts like an anti-inflammatory.
How do These Nutrients Help your Hair?
Drinking the Guava Leaf Tea Offers other Benefits for the Body
Fight Diarrhea & High Cholesterol
Diarrhea, high cholesterol, and diabetes all react favorably from drinking guava tea on a regular basis. The antibacterial and anti-microbial properties help fight diarrhea, while other studies showed it lowered the bad cholesterol levels without affecting the good cholesterol levels.
Help Lower Blood Glucose Levels
The tea has also been used as a treatment for respiratory conditions such as bronchitis. You can even chew the leaf for more benefits. It helps promote a healthier mouth by eliminating bacteria, aiding inflamed gums, preventing toothaches and boosting overall oral health.
How to Create a Tea for Hair Rinse
The tea isn’t necessarily for drinking, although you can do that for other health benefits. Rather, you feed it to your hair in the form of a rinse.
How to Apply:
① Just apply it after shampooing and leave it on for a few hours, then rinse. You can do the same at bedtime, massaging it into your scalp to ensure it soaks into the roots, then wearing a shower cap and allowing it to work throughout the night.
② You won’t see an immediate difference, but after a few months of consistent use, you’ll be reaping enormous benefits with a fuller head of healthy hair.