We know that avocado is extremely health beneficial and nutritional, but did you know that the avocado’s leaves have some amazing health benefits as well? They’re rich in flavonol, quercetin, glycoside, polyphenol, estragole, alpha and beta pinene, cineol, limonene, serotonin, flavonoids – nutrients that are very useful for our body.
Let’s see some of their most important health benefits.
As we already said, they contain flavonol which protects our body from degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis. Hence, avocado leaves prevent early signs of aging as well. They’re rich in quercetin, which has diuretic properties. It helps you urinate and eliminate the waste product from your metabolism. Another thing that should be mentioned is that avocado leaves contain polyphenol and pinene, substances that can inhibit the growth of bacteria, meaning it’s useful against bacterial infections.
You can use the avocado leaves for:
- Headache relief.
- Against constipation.
- Calm your nerves with some boiled avocado leaves.
- Toothache relief.
- Against stomach problems.
- It is very useful and beneficial for urinary tract infections.
- Avocado leaf tea is used to treat hypertension.
- In the treatment of diabetes.
- It helps eliminate intestinal worms.
- Regulate menstruation and menopause symptoms.
- Eliminates kidney stones.
- Soothe coughs and colds.
- Relief nausea and vomiting.
- Lower your cholesterol.
- It has powerful diuretic properties.
- They are useful against heartburn.
You can use the avocado leaves so prepare a healing tea which can help you in the treatment for colds, the flu, stomachaches, arthritis, kidney cleansing, antibiotic, detoxing, diuretic, good for gout, anti-inflammatory, lower back pain, high blood pressure, toothache, works well for diarrhea, and even helps regulate menstrual periods and for treating the symptoms of menopause. They’re used traditionally in the South American cuisine to add flavor to soups, stews, and for meat grilling (they wrap the meat in avocado leaves and grill it).
If you want to take advantage of the benefits of avocado leaves you should learn how to prepare the tea and we’ll show you the best way to do it. The preparation is quite simple so everyone can do it, you just need to acquire some fresh avocado leaves.
Avocado Leaf Tea
- 3 or 4 fresh avocado leaves.
- 1 liter of water.
Bring the water to boil and add the leaves! Let it simmer for 5 minutes and remove it from heat! Set it aside for 15 minutes so that it can cool down a bit and you can start consuming it. Drink one cup of this amazing tea a day and enjoy all the benefits!