The health benefits and uses of avocado leaves

Avocado leaf is packed with more nutrients than the fruit

Avocados originate in south-central Mexico however it is now grown in all tropical climates around the world.

Avocado leaves have been used in herbal medicine for many years. This leaves contain natural oils which are beneficial for those suffering with dry skin.

Avocado leaf tea

Avocado leaf tea is one of the best ways to consume avocado leaves as tea. Just boil a few leaves in a pot of water and add appropriate amount of sweetener. To get the benefits from these leaves as avocado leaf tea, you can make this from freshly picked leaves or dried ones.

Tip; did you know Avocado leaf has more protein, fibre, minerals, and phytochemicals like flavonoids and phenols than the fruit.

Another way to benefit from avocado, is to simply add 3 tablespoons of crushed avocado leaf to 1 L of boiling water. Steep for at least 15 to 20 minutes then allow the tea to cool. Be sure to drink 1 to 2 cups per day for the best effects. You can add honey to enhance the taste.

Those suffering with kidney problems may find this tea useful as it helps to cleanse the kidneys of toxins and impurities.

The leaves are anti-inflammatory and are useful for pain relief. Drinking this tea suits painful headaches, toothaches, menstrual and back pain.

Thrush and mouth ulcers can also be treated by chewing the leaves and gargling the tea. Do not swallow the leaves.

Hypertension aka high blood pressure can be reduced with regular consumption of leafy green tea.

This tea can also be used as a conditioner for the hair and scalp. Simply wash your hair with this to enhance the thickness of your hair and reduce dry scalp problems

It is important to note that avocado leaves can be toxic to animals so please keep these away from your pet.

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