Guava leaves are the perfect solution for treating skin issues and here are the four ways in which you can use them:
Against atopic dermatitis
In the case of atopic dermatitis, these leaves can be extremely helpful. They also prevent the creation of histamines, chemicals that cause allergy symptoms.
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine has published a study which confirms that guava leaves are great against microscopic organisms (acne), because of their antibacterial abilities.
Guava leaves have anti-cancer properties and destroy the free radicals in the body. They also eliminate wrinkles and highly improve the skin.
Lightening of the dark spots
Guava leaves can be used for the treatment of blemishes – like red or dark spots on the face.
Recipe for the treatment:
Dried guava leaves are used in cases of atopic dermatitis. Grind them and add them to a tub of warm water – they will relieve the itching and redness and make you feel more comfortable.
In all the other aforementioned cases, crush a couple of leaves and add them to a saucepan of boiling water. When the color gets red and it looks enough concentrated, take it away and leave the mix to cool. After that, apply the tonic on the face with a cotton ball. Leave it for about 15 minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water. The treatment should be done at least twice a week.