Guava is a tree that grows in Central and South America. The fruit is commonly eaten fresh or made into beverages, jams, and other foods. Various parts of the plant, including the leaf and the fruit, are used as medicine.
The tea made from the leaves has many benefits for the body but can cause some side effects when you misuse it.
Negative Effects of drinking Guava Leaves Tea
- Skin Irritation
Guava leaf tea might cause irritation on your skin when applied and worsen some skin condition, make sure you apply with caution to avoid skin side effects.
- Lower sugar
Guava leaf tea is very effective when it comes to blood lowering sugar, however having a very low blood sugar is bad and can lead to serious side effects during surgery by causing severe bleeding. Always check your blood sugar while taking guava leaf tea.
Guava leaf extract might cause temporary nausea or stomach pain in some people.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Guava is LIKELY SAFE when eaten as food. There isn’t enough reliable information to know if guava is safe to use as medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick with food amounts until more is known.
How to avoid them
- Avoid too much guava leaf.
- Make sure you take clean and fresh guava leaf.
- Make sure you take ripe guava.
Those are side effects of guava leaf, always do well and make sure you consult your doctor if you have serious illness or health issues.
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