Healthcare Practitioners

Guava tea bags are made from 100% Guava Leaves harvested and manufactured under controlled standards in China. We ensure that fresh natural young guava leaves are picked for our tea, washed and freeze-dried, then crushed, ground and roasted without sacrificing taste or medicinal properties.

Why Recommend Guava Tea?

  • To help patients improve their self-care and wellbeing through a natural way.
  • To provide options to patients of credible, evidence based dietary approaches.
  • Guava Tea is an excellent compliment to medications.

How does Guava Tea work?

Guava leaves are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, antibacterials and contain beneficial tannins. Drinking guava leaf tea may be beneficial in lowering blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, weight loss, lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, digestive and cardiovascular health, and treating diarrhea.

Diabetes

Flavonoids and other compounds found in guava leaves may help to lower blood sugar levels after eating, especially in a high-carbohydrate meal. A review in "Nutrition and Metabolism" summarizes laboratory findings from several clinical studies indicating that guava leaf tea inhibits several different enzymes that convert carbohydrate in the digestive tract into glucose, potentially slowing its uptake into your blood.

Moreover, several clinical studies conducted in Japan support guava tea's possible anti-diabetic action showing that drinking guava tea regularly helped lower after-eating blood glucose levels in subjects with Type 2 diabetes, compared to similar subjects who didn't consume the tea.

The high level of dietary fibre in guava leaves may help to regulate the absorption of sugar by the body, which decreases the chances of major spikes and drops in insulin and glucose in the body. According to a clinical study conducted by Microbial Research, drinking guava tea may reduce high blood sugar levels and may prevent the start of Type 2 diabetes.

Elsewhere, a clinical study found that the antioxidant properties found in guava leaves may help scavenge free radicals in the body. These free radicals are produced naturally during cellular metabolism and can attach themselves to healthy cells that can lead to cellular damage or even cell death. Such damage to cells caused by free radicals can ultimately lead to diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and macular degeneration.

So whilst drinking guava leaf tea on a daily basis may have the more immediate effect of assisting to lower blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, guava leaf tea may also provide long-term benefits to the body.

Weight Loss

Drinking guava tea may assist with weight loss by preventing complex starches that are consumed from being converted into sugars. The transition of carbohydrates to usable compounds when being broken down in the liver is prevented, therefore assisting with weight loss. According to a research study published in the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, flavonoids which include catechins from guava tea, can modestly reduce weight. The research study examined the clinical evidence for catechins for the treatment of obesity and explored the mechanisms of action as related to obesity.

Cholesterol

Drinking guava tea may be beneficial in reducing your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Participants in a study who drank guava tea had lower cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein levels and triglyceroids after eight weeks, whether or not they were receiving medical treatment to lower their cholesterol levels, according to an article publised in February 2010 in 'Nutrition & Metabolism'. Other trials ranging from 4 weeks to 12 weeks have also shown similar benefits.

Digestive and Cardiovascular System

Guava leaf tea may be beneficial for the heart and circulatory system, according to laboratory research and several clinical studies. Compounds in the leaves may help reduce blood pressure and heart rate, according to a clinical study published in Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology. The study found that habitual moderate strength guava tea consumption for more than one year significantly reduces the risk of developing hypertension.

Diarrhea

Guava tea may help to inhibit a variety of bacteria which cause diarrhea. Drinking guava tea may assist people with diarrhea to experience fewer stools, less abdominal pain, less watery stools and a quicker recovery. Guava leaves contain natural phytochemicals, including several antioxidants called carotenoids and anthocyanins, and others called flavonoids. Some of its compounds may have natural antibiotic activity that help kill pathogens responsible for diarrhea, according to laboratory research published in 2008 in "Revista Do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo," a Spanish-language publication.


What does Guava Tea contain?

Each tea bag:

  • Mild pleasant flavour;
  • Pure and natural;
  • Caffeine free;
  • No artificial colours, preservatives or flavours;
  • Each tea bag is sealed in foil to ensure maximum goodness;
  • The packaging materials manufactured and tested in accordance with the EU standard regulations;
  • Complies with EU pesticide regulations for quality, food safety and toxicological standards.

What are the health benefits?

The 7 Guava Tea Health Benefits are:

  1. lowering blood glucose levels;

  2. weight loss;

  3. lowering cholesterol levels;

  4. lowering blood pressure;

  5. digestive health;

  6. cardiovascular health;

  7. treating diarrhea.


How to prepare Guava Tea?

Brew instructions: Add freshly boiled water to a tea bag and leave for 3-5 minutes.

Taken: Consume during or after your meal will serve the best result.

For more information you can watch our video:



Alternatively, please refer to the blog section of our website which lists many recipes featuring guava tea.


Are there any side effects?

Guava Tea has no side effects.


Does Guava Tea replace medication?

No, but Guava Tea is an excellent compliment to medications. Progress should be monitored in consultation with your Doctor or Health Care Practitioner.

If your patients are looking for a natural way to lower their blood glucose levels rather than going onto medication, Guava Tea can be included as part of a healthy diet.


What are the costs?

Each Guava Tea bag costs around 50 cents. 

 

Want more information? Send an email to info@guavatea.com.au requesting samples, patient leaflets, and clinical studies.

 

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