Most of us know about the benefits of guava as a fruit. It is delicious, isn’t it? But did you know that guava leaves (amrood leaves) have several medicinal properties and offer an array of skincare benefits? These leaves have a lot of potential which is not known to many. In fact, rural parts of India have been using and have appreciated Guava and its leaves to treat multiple ailments. In this article, let's check out the range of benefits Guava leaves offer us for skin and hair care.
BENEFITS OF USING GUAVA LEAVES FOR SKIN
- Treats acne, pimples and black spots:
Acne and black spots can be quite annoying and can adversely affect the look of your skin. Guava leaves effectively eliminate acne and black spots from the skin, as they contain an antiseptic that can kill acne-causing bacteria. All you need to do is, crush some guava leaves and apply them on the acne and the dark spots. Keep it for some time and rinse it off with water. You can do this daily until the skin is clear.
- Treats blackheads:
To treat blackheads, blend guava leaves along with a little water and use it as a scrub on your nose to remove the stubborn blackheads.
- Provides anti-aging benefits:
Guava leaves contain antioxidants that help in eliminating the free radicals that prevent the chances of early signs of skin aging. A decoction (made by boiling the leaves) of mature guava leaves can be used to tighten and improve the skin texture.
- Alleviates itching:
Skin itching can cause a serious problem if not treated instantly. Guava leaves are an immediate cure for itchiness as they contain allergy-blocking compounds. Its antibacterial properties restrict Staphylococcus aureus (enabler of many skin infections) and helps in treating skin rashes and skin infection/allergies like eczema.
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GUAVA LEAVES PASTE FOR FACE
Essentials: Few Guava leaves, 5-6 tablespoon of water, and a lemon
#1 Take some guava leaves, a little amount of water, and blend them to form a paste.
#2 Squeeze lemon, approx two tablespoons, and mix it with the paste.
#3 Gently apply the paste to your skin and leave it for half an hour.
#4 Rinse off the mixture using cold water and pat dry.
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BENEFITS OF USING GUAVA LEAVES FOR HAIR
- Promotes hair growth:
Guava leaves promote hair growth as they are rich in a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. With abundant vitamin C, they protect your hair from damage, controls dandruff while improving the hair collagen.
- Natural cure for hair loss:
To prevent hair loss, boil a handful of guava leaves in a liter of water for about 20 minutes, cool, apply it to your scalp and massage. Guava leaves repair hair follicles, improves blood circulation, reduces hair breakage and split ends.
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GUAVA LEAVES MASK FOR HAIR
Essentials: Few guava leaves, few tablespoons of lemon
#1 Take some guava leaves, a few tablespoons of lemon and blend them to form a paste.
#2 Use your fingertips to apply this mask on your scalp.
#3 Apply the mask all over your hair and gently massage the scalp.
#4 Leave the mask for about 30 minutes.
#5 Rinse hair thoroughly with your regular shampoo, preferably a mild one.
Now when you know the goodness of guava leaves, don’t throw them, make sure to take those wonderful leaves along when you keep guavas in your grocery basket. The easy peasy face and skin masks made out of guava leaves can do wonders and there are so many great things that can happen to you by including them in your beauty routine. Just crush them, blend them and use them!
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