ago, I wrote a post about a teacher in our place who boils Guyabano leaves and uses the
to us when she asked for leaves from our Guyabano tree was for her renal problem and
for slimming purposes. She further revealed at that time that her practice of using the
cooled boiled waters with Guyabano leaves had remarkably helped in reducing the fats in
requested to ask for another fresh supply of leaves, I was surprised to see her wearing a
casual shirt tucked in a midnight blue pajama jeans. The plumpness of her body seemed to
have vanished replaced by a slender one, making her look younger and smart. “Wow” I
It seemed however, that the news about her use of boiled Guyabano leaves water as her
drinking water had turned many teachers at her school as adherents to her practice because
of her new figure. Our family soon realized that although this is a welcome development
as our Guyabano trees can now help cure the illnesses of people, and also provide for a way
to make them lose fat, the supply of leaves from our Guyabano trees might prove
inadequate if a lot of people will be asking for them since we freely give them out.
In this respect, we now have begun regulating the free giving out of our Guyabano leaves to
sick people who need them most. We also have helped several people here in the Philippines
who sent us emails requesting for leaves which we sent to their respective addresses through
Regarding the effectiveness of drinking the waters from boiled Guyabano leaves for weight
Side Effects Of Guyabano Leaves:
The side effects of guyabano tea can be quite serious. It may lead to heart problems, stomach upset, neural problems, and drug interactions. While some of the benefits of the tea are amazing, the risks involved cannot be ignored, either. Hence, drink the tea in moderation whenever possible.
- Neurotoxic Effects: Studies has indicated that there are presences of neurotoxins in the fruit that may be similar to Parkinson symptoms. But, these neurotoxins are included in several foods, commonly in minimal amounts.
- Digestive disorders: The antimicrobial and antibacterial effects of the tea are effective. But prolonged use of it can lead to acidity imbalance, digestive, and gastrointestinal problems.
- Hypotension: If you are suffering from low or high blood pressure, then you should not use goyabano tea excessively. It may lead to weakness, fainting, headache, and dizziness.
- Drug Interactions: People using antidepressant medication, drugs, and sedatives for neurodegenerative diseases should consult a doctor before adding guyabano tea to your regimen.
- Pregnancy: Under no conditions should pregnant or breastfeeding woman drink the guyabano tea.
Q. 1. How to dry guyabano leaves for tea?
A. The simplest way to protect the guyabano leaves is to dry them. But it is not advisable to dry them directly under the sun since the UV rays can damage it. Instead allow the leaves to dry at room temperature. Place them on a flat surface and it will naturally dry in four to five days.
Also avoid washing the fresh leaves as it will delay the drying process. Instead wash them after drying.
Q. 2. How to prepare guyabano leaves tea?
A. Brewing guyabano tea is quite simple provided you have fresh or dried leaves available at home. You can also add sweeteners like sugar or honey to it. The herb is locally grown in certain American countries. But it can be purchased from natural healthy stores and herbalists.
- 6 guyabano fresh or dried leaves
- 4 cups of water
- 1 tsp honey (if desired)
- Step 1- Add the water to a stainless steel pot and bring it to a boil.
- Step 2- Add the leaves and bring the heat to simmer.
- Step 3- Steep the mixture for 15 minutes.
- Step 4- Remove the pot from the flame. Strain the mixture.
- Step 5- Add sweetener for taste.
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