Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Guava Leaves for the Prevention of Wound Infection

Nearly all corners of Indonesia would know guava plant, which was good to eat besides fruit leaves are also beneficial to health. In Central Kalimantan Dayak people specifically for this species has been used for hundreds of years as a remedy for diarrhea.
These include the benefits of guava leaves:

According to research conducted by Yakult Central Institute for microbiology research in Tokyo, Japan. It was found that guava leaf tea effectively lowers blood glucose in diabetics. Efficacy of guava leaves for diabetes was published in 2010 in the "Nutrition and Metabolism". Drinking water can inhibit the enzyme alpha-glucosidase. Controlling blood sugar levels is important for people with diabetes so as to avoid complications.

Diarrhea and dysentery
- Take guava leaves are still young (prioritizing the shoots), 2-3 pieces is enough then wash
- The young leaves can be eaten straight with a little salt to disguise its original sense or can be boiled first. If available in the form of tea that is brewed only with hot water.
- If do not like the taste can add honey as a sweetener.

Prevent infection of wounds
A study conducted in Nigeria, Federal University Technology uncover properties of guava leaves to treat wounds such as cuts, impact, abrasion and so forth. The anti bacteria to prevent infection and steroids to reduce inflammation of the uterus so as to accelerate the healing of wounds. When activity outdoors while not providing the iodine efficacy of guava leaves can be used by applying collision leaves.


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