The avocado is a tree that is native to South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Avocado also refers to the tree’s fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single seed.
However, it’s not only its fruit that has health benefits, the avocado leaves have many health benefits also. They contain many substances that useful for our body, such as flavonol, quercetin, glycoside, polyphenol, estragole, alpha and beta pinene, cineol, limonene, serotonin, flavonoids, etc.Avocados are a great source of the mineral potassium, without the relatively high carbohydrates of some other potassium rich foods like bananas. This makes them an especially good addition to a diabetic diet.
Not so many people know the container in the avocado seeds. However, to cure toothache using this substance, just dried up the avocado seeds, and then roast it. Once it’s done, mash it, pour some water and stick it to the troubled tooth.
Other health conditions avocado leave tea can help relieve are hypertension, dry skin, inflammatory diseases and thrush.
The next time you need relief from a common ailment such as kidney and skin ones, try sipping on a few cups of hot avocado tea to achieve the relief you need naturally instead of using over the counter medication.
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.
They’re rich in quercetin, which has diuretic properties. It helps you urinate and eliminate the waste product from your metabolism.
Here’s how to prepare avocado tea:
- ¾ of a cup of fresh avocado leaves
- 1 l. of water
Boil the water in a pot, then add the leaves and simmer the mix for 5 minutes. Later, remove it from heat and leave it to cool off for about 15 minutes before straining it.