The Health Benefits of Avocado Leaves
Which part of the avocado that come the benefits for us? I think most of us will respond the question with the same answer, which is avocado flesh. We all know that the avocado flesh is very delicious, it has soft texture with the calm taste that make it very suitable to be consumed as fruit juice. While in cosmetics, avocado flesh can be used as a main substance in the production of masker.
But, there are only certain people have known about another benefits of avocado plant for human. The avocado leaves are classified as single leaves with 1.5 to 5 cm stem. Its shape is elongated round, thick as a skin, and having spiky base and tip. When it is still young looked reddish and will change to green as the time goes.
Avocado leaves have antibacterial characteristic which can inhibit the growth of several bacteria species, which are Staphylococcus sp, Pseudomonas sp, Proteus sp, Escherichea sp, and Bacillus sp.
In the chinese medicine, avocado leaves had been used for long time to cure urinary stone disease, hypertension, lumbago (lower back pain), headache, toothache, and irregular menstruation period.