As the saying goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.”
If you’ve been waiting for a sign to grow your own avocado tree, this is it!
You might be familiar with the wide range of health benefits that come from consuming avocados, but even before your tree begins to bear fruit, you can benefit from its restorative powers. The leaves can be used for roasting meat or fish and can be brewed into a healing herbal tea.
Tea made from avocado leaves has numerous health benefits.
It may potentially improve heart health and reduce inflammation. These dark green leaves are naturally high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals, all of which can help protect your body against oxidative stress.
Additionally, avocado leaves are rich in vitamins A, C, vitamin B6, and folic acid. The leaves are also a fantastic source of minerals like potassium, iron, magnesium, immune-boosting zinc, and bone-strengthening calcium. Drinking this tea may help relieve cough and diarrhea symptoms, thanks to its antimicrobial properties that can eliminate pathogens responsible for these ailments.
For maximum benefits, it is recommended to consume avocado-leaf tea after a meal.
Just two cups a day can aid digestion, assist in maintaining blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol levels.
Making avo-leaf tea is easy. After picking and washing 3-5 leaves, simply bring to a boil then simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the leaves and Voila!
The more mature the avocado leaves, the stronger the tea.
Put the sugar down. No need for sweet additives. Although it has a warm reddish color, the tea doesn’t have a pronounced taste.
Avocado leaves are your one-stop shop for whole-body health. So why not start growing your own avocado tree today and enjoy all these amazing benefits?