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7 Amazing Benefits of Guava Leaves Sexually 

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Benefits of Guava Leaves Sexually
Benefits of Guava Leaves Sexually

Many people do not know that, aside from the delicious guava fruits, other parts of the tree—bark, roots, and leaves are also rich in nutrients that are beneficial to health.

Guava leaves are herbs packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, vitamins, and minerals that can benefit one sexually by helping to manage sex-related problems. This article explains some of the benefits of guava leaves sexually.

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KEY FACTS:

  • Guava leaves are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial in the management of sexual problems.
  • Guava leaves can help boost testosterone levels in men.
  • High in flavonoids, guava leaves can promote sexual satisfaction in men.
  • Vitamin C contained in guava leaves can aid in the prevention of erectile dysfunction.
  • Guava leaves can improve blood circulation which is essential for achieving and maintaining erections.
  • Talk to an Expert Doctor about any sexual health problem from the comfort of your home.

Common Sexual Problems 

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These are problems or conditions that can prevent couples or a person from enjoying or getting satisfaction from sex. These problems include:

These problems can be caused by medical conditions such as hormonal imbalance, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurological disorders. It can also be caused by psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression.

Benefits of Guava Leaves Sexually 

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Do you know that guava leaves have a lot of health benefits, and these benefits extend to sexual health?

In many countries where it is found, guava leaves have been used in traditional medicine to treat different ailments such as diarrhoea, cough, and mouth ulcers and to promote healthy skin and hair.

The benefits of guava leaves sexually have to do with their ability to manage some of the causes of sexual problems. This includes:

  • Boosting testosterone levels: testosterone is important for men’s sexual health and fertility. It helps to regulate sex drive and boost the production of sperm. Low testosterone levels can reduce men’s desire to have sex and affect performance, as they also reduce the number of erections. According to a study using male rats as models, guava leaves have been shown to contain properties that can stimulate the production of testosterone.
  • Source of Vitamin C: Guava leaves contain twice as much vitamin C as the amount found in oranges. Aside from boosting the immune system and promoting the growth and repair of cells, vitamin C is an essential mineral that can help improve erectile function. It can stimulate the release of nitric oxide (NO), a chemical responsible for relaxing the muscles (including the penis). This encourages the healthy flow of blood to the penis.
  • High in flavonoids: guava leaves are high in flavonoids, and research has shown that a diet rich in flavonoids can help to improve erections and promote sexual satisfaction in men.
  • Improve blood circulation. Blood circulation is important for achieving and maintaining erections. Guava leaves contain vitamins B3 and B12  which according to studies, can help promote blood circulation and consequently improve erectile function.
  • Ability to fight inflammation: inflammation is one of the causes of erectile dysfunction and reduces sex drive. A result of a study published in the Journal of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology using rats as models has revealed that guava leaf extract has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Lower blood pressure: high blood pressure can cause the artery to be hard and narrow. This can affect erection as blood flow to the penis is reduced. According to the European Society of Cardiology, men with high blood pressure are twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction. Drinking guava leaves (as a herbal mixture) may help to regulate blood pressure.
  • Lower blood sugar level: aside from increasing your risk of diabetes, high sugar levels can also increase your risk of erectile dysfunction. Different research has suggested that guava leaves may help balance blood sugar levels. A 2018 study using rats and another study has shown that guava leaves have a sugar-lowering effect.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

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Some of the questions people frequently ask about the use and benefits of guava leaves are:

  1. What are the side effects of guava leaves?

Guava leaf extract may possibly be safe when taken orally as medication for a short period of time or when applied to the skin. However, some people may experience side effects such as:

  • nausea,
  • stomach ache
  • skin irritation
  • eczema may get worse 
  • low blood sugar level. You need to monitor your blood sugar level carefully if you have diabetes and are taking guava leaf extract
  • bleeding during or after surgery since it has a blood pressure-lowering effect.

2. What are the benefits of guava leaves for weight loss?

Guava leaf tea is another great calorie-free drink option that can help you curb hunger. Simply drinking it may not help you lose weight, but it may help you to eat less since it can suppress appetite. And eating fewer calories, in turn, can help one to lose weight.

3. What are the benefits of guava leaves on the skin?

Guava leaves contain nutrients and properties such as vitamin C, an antioxidant that can fight free radicals, prevent ageing, and promote clear, glowing, and even-toned skin. It contains skin-lightening ingredients that can help to lighten dark spots and treat hyperpigmentation. Also, its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties can help in treating and clearing acne.

4. How can one use guava leaves?

Guava leaves can be used in many ways. It can be used as:

  • Tea: guava leaves can be boiled alone or with other herbs such as ginger and lemongrass in water and sipped like tea to obtain numerous benefits, such as controlling blood sugar levels, relieving stress, promoting heart health, etc.
  • Mask: you can prepare a facial mask with guava leaves by meshing the leaves and mixing them with egg white.
  • Paste: you can make a paste to clear acne by grinding the guava leaves with water to make a fine paste. Apply it to the acne area, leave it for 10 minutes, and rinse it off with water.

Conclusion

Guava leaves contain nutrients and properties that may help to lower blood sugar levels, boost testosterone production, fight inflammation, increase sex drive, and attain sexual satisfaction. It should not be used in place of prescribed medication and should not be used as a treatment for any medical condition. Consult a certified doctor if you have any sexual health concerns. KompleteCare also ensures that your privacy and confidentiality is guaranteed.

References

 National Institutes of Health (NIH), (2013). Understanding How Testosterone Affects Men

Fadi Qadan, (2005). The antimicrobial activities of Psidium guajava and Juglans regia leaf extracts on acne-developing organisms

Aedín Cassidy et al, (2016). Dietary flavonoid intake and incidence of erectile dysfunction

Baojun Xu and Stephen Sum Man Chung, (2018). Guava Leaf Extract Diminishes Hyperglycemia and Oxidative Stress, Prevents β-Cell Death, Inhibits Inflammation, and Regulates NF-kB Signaling Pathway in STZ Induced Diabetic Rats

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Blessing Amaka

Ms. Blessing is a health writer and freelance researcher with special interest in healthcare and lifestyle improvements.

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