5 Health conditions that guava can cure

By:Suhail Sattar, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 30, 2015

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Guava is a tropical fruit found in Asian countries. Apart from the fruit itself, the guava leaves are a nutritional power house and have several medical uses too.
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    Guava leaves are considered as an essential source that helps treat diarrhea. It helps inhibit diarrhea causing bacteria and the fruit too in its self is a good source for digestive tract. The antibacterial property helps in cleaning the digestive tract discouraging microbial growth.

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    Helps cure dengue fever

    Guava leaves are a potent, natural remedy for curing dengue fever. It helps in increasing blood platelet counts without triggering toxicity. To treat dengue fever, take few guava leaves and boil them in 5 cups of water until you have only about 3 cups of water left. After cooling the water down, drink a cup of this concoction thrice daily.

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    Lowers risk of gastric cancer

    Guava leaf extract helps in treating patients with gastric or stomach cancer. It has anticancer or antitumor properties that work as antioxidants to neutralize free-radical damage in the body.

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    Prostate cancer fighting properties

    Guava leaves have high lycopene content which plays a vital role in fighting prostrate, breast and oral cancer. This property inhibits production of androgen, which is responsible for cell growth in some types of prostate cancer.

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    Useful in diabetes

    Being high in fiber, guava leaves help in managing diabetes. It slows down sugar absorption in blood, thus preventing development of diabetes.


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