The Guava fruit is a popular fruit prescribed to young couples as well as it's leaf.
It's a fruit rumoured to have effects on female fertility and the male sperm count. How does the guava fruit and leaf effect fertility?
Read down as we take a look at it step by step.
Guava and it's benefits
The guava isn't an unpopular fruit to natives all over the world being that it was used for traditional medicine throughout man's ancient history even till today. The leaves of the fruit is grounded and the juice filtered. Patients were usually treated with such likely with combinations with other herbs.
The leaf of the fruit isn't corrosive as one may fear, it's unharmful nature called for nutritional research on the fruit. The fruit aswell as the leaves are proven to have almost the same numbers of nutrients.
Due to it's high nutritional content, traditional medicine hardly go without some quantity of guava.
Modern medicine also do require one take in guava - whether the leaf extract or the fruit at some necessary interval. Their fruit juice are more preffered by doctors than others due to it's low sugar content.
As a diabetes sufferer, drinking juices might not be an option presented to you by doctors. Don't be surprised if you're asked to drink some quantity of quava juice periodically. Why? The sugar content of guava is low compared to ones of other fruit and so is it's juice - except there's sugar added to the juice.
Diabetes patients get to benefit from the fruit as the sugar-reducing composition of the fruit lowers sugar level in the system. There's a piece on whether cocoyams are good for Diabetes patients or not?
A publication on nutrition presented laboratory data from several studies that showed that guava leaf tea inhibits several different enzymes. These enzymes convert carbohydrates in the digestive tract into glucose, thus slowing their absorption in the blood.
Low sugar contents isn't good for a diabetes patient only, it's highly important for growing children. You can try distracting them from other fruit juices except the one of guava, as they might miss out on the nutrient from this fruit.
The fruit reduces cholesterol level in the body. A high cholesterol increases the risk of heart diseases. To prevent this, guava balances the sodium and potassium content of the body.
The fruit is very powerful in fighting cancer. Scientific reports has it that frequent consumption of guava reduces the risk of cancer. The likelihood of getting a prostate cancer which is frequent among men of all ages can be reduced by frequenting your system with guava leaf extracts. Other types of cancer like that of the skin, lung, breast, etc can be prevented in this way.
Another way the guava fruit does perfectly as it should is in regulating blood pressure. As a young fellow or a matured adult uninfected by high or low blood pressure, the issue of pressure of the blood might not interest you. If you've got aged relatives, educate them on the need to add guava fruit to their menu so as to maintain a considerable level of blood pressure.
The vitamin B3, B6 contained in the fruit helps in optimizing brain functions. These vitamins helps also in brain development of babies in the womb.
For good sleep, you might need some quantity of guava tea. The compounds present in the leaf helps enhance sleep and rest. These attributes cannot be under-estimated.
Another elements needed in small quantity in the body is manganese. This element is present to some extent in guava fruit.
The importance of Vitamin C in the body isn't denied. The guava fruit contains four times more Vitamin C if compared with oranges. Citrus fruits is widely known to be a major source of vitamin C, but scientist makes us understand that the guava fruit contains more of the vitamin than oranges.
Today's society sees thin people as models. This has put fat persons into the search for fat-reducing drinks. Guava leaf tea prevents the transformation of complex carbohydrates such as starch into sugar. Adding guava leaf tea to your daily diet would help you stay off food for most period of the day.
The drink can also be beneficial for people who are too thin aswell. The fruit regulates and helps the proper absorption of nutrients making for a considerate body size.
The guava leaf extract is recommended for hair and skin problems. Skin problems like acne scars, dark spots, skin rashes can be well treated with guava leaves. Certain compounds in guava leaf improves the growth of hair aswell.
Analysis of Guava revealed the following substances:
» essential oils;
» fatty acids;
» flavonoids ;
» vitamin C …
Effects of Guava fruits and leaves on female fertility
Having babies has been the problems of many homes - situation that might tear down young homes. Children do act as mediator between the father and the mother and sometimes become the link to their stay together.
Some couples might face difficulty in getting babies - especially the inability of the woman to be pregnant.
Suggested medication to trigger hormones in the woman's womb help to some extent. There's one substance present in Guava called 'folate
' by scientists.
They found out that folate is important to female fertility by boosting hormones responsible for foetus formation. In a fertility study, the group of women who took the highest amount of folate daily experienced up to a 20 percent increase in successful births compared with the other groups.
One cup of guava juice is said to contain 20 percent of your daily folate requirements.
There are other compound most of which we had listed that aid the hormones necessary for fertility. Nutrients like vitamins C, calcium, vitamin B2, niacin, vitamin E, and magnesium, Vitamin B9 all help pregnancy and they are present in guava leaves and fruit.
Effects of Guava fruits and leaves on Male fertility
Unlike certain fruits, Guava aids both men's and women's fertility. Guava seems to have more effect on men's fertility than women's.
Researches have proved beyond reasonable doubt that the guava leaf and fruit aids fertility in men. A research from the Department of Anatomy in the University of Llorinhas published a study in the African Journal of Medicine of the fertility boosting property of the plant.
According to them an extract from guava affected sperm counts in rats. 18 Wister rats weighing a maximum of 124 g were experimented upon. They were subdivided into three groups, with 6 animals in each group. One of the group was given 250 mg of the extract, the second group given 500 mg. The third group was a control group.
They observed that sperm counts increased significantly in the first groups when the results were compared to the control group for each animal.
How was guava extract able to boost sperm count? Scientists found that men with idiopathic male factor infertility produced more abnormal sperm and these sperms produced free radicals.
These free radicals damage nearby sperm’s cell membranes, DNA, and cell structures. The end effect was that the source sperm begin to die faster and swim slower. Their likelihood of reaching the egg before dying off is hindered.
Scientists also found that lycopene is one of the best carotenoid antioxidants for fighting free radicals. Lycopene levels which is lower in men with idiopathic male factor infertility decline with age meaning fertility in men are markedly lower with age progress.
What they later found out was that giving patients with idiopathic male factor infertility a daily lycopene supplement increased their sperm counts by about 70 percent.
Guava juice is filled with lycopene and so is tomato guice. Lycopene gives guava fruit its reddish pigment.
Infertility like other diseases is a menace to the human community. Rather than patronizing toxic medicine, an average servings of some fruits might be important. The supplement found in guava can't be undermined in the quest to good and healthy living. More on health related expositions could be found by surfing through the forum's health category