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Unbelievable! Guava Leaves for Weight Loss

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guava leaves for weight loss

Rarely do I have discussions with friends without closing on the weight loss note. I am exasperated myself. So, I was on a roll with someone and as usual, we ended up talking about weight and how I never lose weight eventually and how it sucks! Then she mentioned it, guava leaves for weight loss. Guys, guava leaves. Ah! Guava leaves for slimming down, great.

So I became inquisitive, of course. Well, I spent the rest of the day on Google, asked a few questions from some folks who seem to have heard about using guava leaves for weight loss. Apparently it has been trending for a while and I seem to be living in a guavaless hole. Guava leaves for weight loss reviews have been raving too, reviews have been

Guava is one of those fruits you eat once in a year. Okay, maybe not that less frequently but until you have its tree planted close to where you live or where you work, forget it, you aren’t going to ever remember it until there is an opportunity. I used to eat it in Unilorin then because the guava tree was close to my hostel. If you know PG / Scientific Hostel, gather round, let’s take a selfie in the comments section.

Guava, interestingly, is a wonder fruit and it’s so pleasant to know that not only the guava fruit itself works to help in the weight loss process, guava leaves too are superb!

Guava leaves scientific name

The scientific name for guava leaves is Psidium guajava

How does guava leaves help in weight loss?

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Now, I am going to say some things here and they may not work with popular opinions and that’s absolutely fine. See, no leaf, fruit, slimming tea or anything in themselves have an active ingredient of some sort to cause a weight loss magic. Nothing! In fact, over-consumption of some of the things believed to cause weight loss might actually induce weight gain.

Why? You may overconsume to the point where you shoot past your recommended daily calorific intake. This brings me to this fact – it’s all about calories. That’s why you’d never lose weight if you are not sound in mathematics. Kidding, lol.

You need to be able to balance how much calories you take in and how much you expend. What these fruits and teas and leaves do is to aid, help, induce weight loss. They have ingredients and substances that help to aid digestion, regulate metabolism (increase, in many effective cases), reduce bloating etc. They may also have the ability to fill you up faster so much that you are rarely hungry soon. They could also have active ingredients that release enzymes to cause you to experience hunger pangs very less frequently.

Guava leaf tea improves your digestive system. Now, one of the reasons why we may find it difficult to lose weight, especially in the stomach area is if we are becoming too bloated as a result of indigestion, or slow digestion. What guava leaf does is that it helps to regulate your body metabolism. It also aids in the secretion of digestive enzymes.

Guava leaves also help to relieve stress. The tea works wonders on you when you are stressed. We all know that stress is a major contributor to weight gain, especially in the tummy. Losing belly fat is probably one of the most difficult weight loss goals.

How to dry guava leaves for tea

I know that this might not be as necessary as you thought but after I walk you through, you will realize that it is important to know how to dry your guava leaves for tea. From harvesting to drying and then to preparation of the tea, you can harness all of the maximum benefits these guava leaves will prepare you for your weight loss quest.

The first step to dry your guava leaves for tea is to harvest your guava leaves. The trick is to harvest the right guava leaves at the right time. First, your guava leaves should be fresh and mature. One way to make sure of this is that they are without blemishes, spots, and discoloration of any kind. The best time to harvest these guava leaves is when the guava tree just starts to form buds. At this point or time of harvesting, the essential oils that are peculiar to guava leaves are at the highest concentration. You want to get all of the best out of your guava leaves.

After harvesting your guava leaves from the guava tree, you can then wash them with water, preferably, cold, normal temperature water. Shake the guava leaves so that the excess water can yank off. Then put the leaves on a tray, one by one, separating them well.

Note that you are washing the guava leaves with normal temperature water and are drying at a normal temperature too. Avoid the use if heat or direct sunlight so that none of the usefulness of the leaves is reduced. Every day, turn the guava leaves over to aid the drying process.

When the guava leaves are thoroughly dry, upon physical examination, put them in a large non-porous container and cover them. This is called conditioning and what it does is to evenly spread the remaining moisture in the dried guava leaves. You can read more about drying herbs here and the other different techniques.

When condensation occurs, you will see this on the walls of the container or on the lid, remove the guava leaves and put them back on the tray so that drying can be complete. You can do the conditioning again and repeat for 2 weeks thereabouts. Remove leaves that are spoilt and rotten in the process.

When leaves are completely dried, you can put them in airtight containers or nylons. It is usually advisable to keep your already dried leaves away from heat, sunlight and extreme temperatures.

How to make guava leaves tea for weight loss

How to take guava leaves for weight loss. You can make it into powder and use as you want. You can also make it into a tea.

Here’s a simple way to prepare guava leaves tea. You will need; guava leaves and honey. Other additional things are optional and truth is that other things are added to enhance taste and smell, that’s all.

Boil a glass of water, add the guava leaves and other things you might want to add. Let it all now boil for about 10-12 minutes.

Use a filter cloth or sieve with almost invisible holes to filter the tea.

Now, add honey to it. Honey too is optional. There you go, your guava tea.

How long do you have to take guava leaves to lose weight?

How long you have to take guava leaves for weight loss depends on your body and all the other weight loss tactics you are employing combined. Some people say it takes 3 days to 1 week to lose weight with guava leaves but I must say that this is all false hopes and lies. Nothing makes you lose weight that fast except it is surgery.

Never depend on guava leaves entirely for weight loss. Remember what I said earlier about guava leaves not being the weight loss magic potion but a catalyst and aid on your weight loss journey. Yeah, it’s that simple.

I want to give this a try, leisurely. I am not putting on any pressure. I just want to try guava tea for weight loss, or maintenance, whatever. Are you trying it soon? Should we go on a challenge guys? Let me know in the comments section.

Other notable benefits of guava leaves

Now that we are turning to herbs and other natural things for treating medications, maintaining good health and having vibrant skin and hair, the cost of treating these things have reduced. It is interesting to know that guava leaves are not only for weight loss but a lot more other things. Guava leaves have immense benefits on the skin, on the hair and general wellbeing.

Guava leaves benefits for skin

Guava leaves to treat blackheads

You can crush and squeeze out the juice from guava leaves and mix with a little water to remove the blackheads on your facial skin.

Guava leaves for acne

Guava leaves are also very useful in helping to reduce the appearance of acne. You can gently crush the leaves into your facial skin and rub. It will double for gentle exfoliation. You can also combine the use of African black soap too in the treatment of your acne.

Guava leaves to relieve itching

Guava leaves can serve as an immediate remedy to itching as a result of a reaction to an allergy. Use it on the spot for immediate relief.

Guava leaves benefits for hair

Guava leaves have been known to benefit the hair in a lot of ways. To apply it on the hair, boil guava leaves in water for 15 to 20 minutes so that the juice is extracted. Apply the liquid as a result and massage into your scalp well. It helps to stimulate hair growth and stops loss of hair.

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(68) Comments

  1. Well, Esther, this is some information. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      You are welcome.

  2. tshepho sephiri says:

    i also want to try, let’s go on challenge

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      I lazily tried to look around for guava leaves.

  3. tshepho sephiri says:

    I have the tree at home and started this morning

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      You can’t be serious! Wow. Where do you stay?

  4. tshepho says:

    in botswana

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Oh my, far away Botswana. I wanted to come tap from the goodness if it were Nigeria. Lol.

  5. tshepho says:

    hahaha!!! good luck on finding it.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooou. Hihihihihihih.

  6. Omuhle mshibe says:

    It does work trust me I have been using them for a long time . Within one week u see a huge change in your body . It been a family secret. We take it for quick result than stick to a good diet. But it works like magic

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Wowzer, that’s beautiful.

      Did you mean ‘and stick to a good diet’?

  7. Thanks for the guidelines shared in your blog. One more thing I would like to convey is that fat reduction is not information on going on a dietary fads and trying to get rid of as much weight that you can in a couple of days. The most effective way to lose weight is by consuming it slowly but surely and using some basic tips which can assist you to make the most from the attempt to lose fat. You may be aware and already be following some tips, however reinforcing expertise never affects.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you for the informative comment.

      1. Please.. I’m 17yrs Old, Can I Take The Tea?

        1. Esther Adeniyi says:

          Yes.

  8. Mrs faj says:

    Hi ester ,gauva leaves tea does work, I saw a friend of mine after a couple of weeks and I was like,wow what happened to you,you look so slim and beautiful, she said she has been on a gauva leaf tea diet,she has taken for three weeks and she lost 7kg……I tell you am sipping gauva tea leaf now now now……

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Wow… That must make plenty sense o. In weeks…. Nice.

  9. I just started drinking guava tea with cinnamon today in the morning..hope to see better result in one week..

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      You may give it more time, like 2 weeks. Please let us know how it works for you.

  10. Cleopas Inifie says:

    This is wonderful. I’ve ordered my guava leaves. Please how do I consume it? Once or twice daily?

  11. Celine says:

    I have been taking guava tea for 3 weeks now and i have seen change in my weight, i drink my tea in themorning just after waking up before breakfast and drink guava leaves juice all afternoon. Before i sleep i drink another cup of tea.im loving my new look..

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Yaaaaaaaay, thank you for sharing your results.

  12. i never thought that guava leaves can be so much help ful.
    thanks for the article

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      It’s a pleasure

  13. Wow, this post is good, my sister is analyzing these things, so I am going to tell her.

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    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you.

  20. Thank you, this was very helpful. I hope to try this out very soon. Hopefully it works.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Please share with us your results, thank you.

  21. Guava leaves worked for me!

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Oh, nice nice.

  22. Very informative post!

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you!

  23. Does guava leaves really work for weight loss? Someone told me about it. I came to Google to check. Still deciding on it .

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Yes it does. You can give it a try and let me know how it goes. A mini review will go a long way for other people who would love to know your experience.

  24. I tried and stopped after a while. I will look into resuming guava leaves for my weight loss journey.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Yes Leo. I think you should. Let me know how it goes.

  25. You have a very nice blog here. Well done.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you very much.

      1. Omogbolu harriet says:

        Can i use the fresh guava leaves

  26. Been looking for how to effectively prepare guava tea. Thank you for documenting this. Hopefully, this works for me .

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      I am glad this helped.

  27. Guava leaves worked for my mum. I am going to try it too.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Oh, that’s cool.

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  29. Guava leaves seemed to work for a couple of people I know, I am hoping to embark on it. It looks like a good way to lose weight and belly fat generally.

  30. Guava leaves?

  31. How long do I have to use guava leaves to lose weight and belly fat?

  32. I am really grateful to the owner of this web page who has shared this wonderful
    article at at this time.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you.

  33. Great and useful blog article on guava leaves, very informative.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Thank you

  34. Lily lindiway says:

    Can I add cinnamon and ginger to it .GOD bless you for this

  35. Temitope Robert says:

    Can a breastfeeding mother take the tea pls

    1. No, it isn’t advisable for a breastfeeding mother to take it.

  36. i want to go on the challenge. this is some good info.

  37. MaP says:

    Hi Paula

    Im in, have you started already?

  38. Cindy Nkateko Mathebula says:

    Just started

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Awesome!

  39. This is informative . I am starting my journey today and will see what happens after a while I will also include exercise and eating .

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Awesome!

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