The leaves of the Loquat tree (Eriobotrya japonica), also known as May Apple, Japanese medlar, and/or Japanese plum, are a rich source of nutrients and offer a myriad of medicinal properties.
The Loquat tree belongs to the rose family, and some people refer to it as the Japanese plum leaf. It’s a moderately-sized tree that doesn’t grow any higher than thirty feet. It has evergreen leaves that grow up to twelve inches. Loquat leaves are dark green and glossy.
Scientists did a research on the subject, and found that the glossy leaves can do wonders for your blood sugar levels and skin healthy. Preliminary research suggests that the leaves are actually great for your liver and pancreas. Rings a bell? Yes, loquat leaves improve the cleansing processes in your body and take care of your detox system.
Loquat trees grow in the southeastern parts of China and southern Japan. However, some believe that the trees were brought to Japan by Chinese travelers. The fruit is a common ingredient in exotic cuisines, and some use it to treat numerous health conditions.
These leaves can be used as a natural remedy for the treatment of various conditions and health issues. The tea of the loquat leaves offers the following health benefits:
- Boosts the immune system
- Regulates blood pressure
- Boosts the insulin production and controls diabetes
- Detoxifies the liver
- Eliminates excess uric acid and cleanses the kidneys
- Treats skin inflammation
To prepare this tea, you should add a tablespoon of the crushed leaves to a pot with boiling water. Leave to simmer for some time, and then drink a cup after meals. Do not sweeten the tea.
Here are the benefits offered by these beneficial leaves:
The organic loquat leaves are high in various chemicals triterpenes, such as tormentic acid, that boost the production of insulin and treats diabetes symptoms.
The leaves are also rich in polysaccharides, that increase insulin production as well. This herb is a natural diabetes herb, approved by the Chinese government.
Improved function of the pancreas
Type II diabetes can be treated with either insulin injections or by boosting the function of the pancreas in order to produce more insulin and thus regenerate the cells. The loquat leaves support the pancreas function and thus helps in the fight against this severe disease.
These leaves can act as mucolytic agents, that dissolve the thick mucus that clings to toxins, and cleanses the body.
These leaves help the body to release antioxidants, that neutralize the damage due to free radicals, boost the immune system, and prevent various diseases.