Thursday, July 26, 2012

How to Prepare Guyabano Leaf Tea

I have been drinking guyabano leaf tea for quite sometime and it has been a part of my daily routine. I drink this concoction before bedtime. It really has a relaxing effect! I feel great and I do not get tired easily since I tried this. The other good news is...I am no longer constipated! I now regularly go to the toilet! Yey! :)

I usually use fresh leaves (a lot of them and about 2 liters of water) but when I searched for the guyabano tea preparation, I was directed to this treatment protocol of guyabano tea at foodrecap.net. Here it is:

THE 30-DAY TREATMENT PROTOCOL OF GUYABANO TEA

How to make the guyabano tea:

Materials needed:
a. one 8 oz. cup of shredded fresh or air dried guyabano leaves
b. one liter water

NOTE:
Use mature (but not too old) leaves. These may be fresh or dried. However, air dried or shadow dried leaves are better than fresh because the drying concentrates the medicinal properties of the plant, therefore more effective. Sun drying or oven drying is not recommended because too much heat will cook the medicinal and nutritive values of the leaves, causing them to lose their potency.

The leaves are shredded to make extraction of the medicinal contents easier and more complete.

Procedure:
1. Boil the water in a sauce pan.
2. As soon as it boils, add the shredded guyabano leaves and turn
down the heat to low.
3. Simmer the leaves for 20 minutes.
4. Turn off the stove. Let the tea cool, ready for drinking.

When you prepare guyabano tea, make only enough for the day because the potency of the tea is good only for up to 7 or 8 hours. You may put the tea in the refrigerator. Any leftover tea after drinking your daily dose must be thrown out. Make a new batch of tea every day.

Instructions:
 
a. This treatment requires drinking the tea 3 times a day, one 8 oz. glass of tea, 30 minutes before every meal. (The tea is absorbed more easily in an empty stomach. When taken after meals, the tea is mixed with the food, and it has to wait for the food to be digested before it gets absorbed together with all the other nutrients. Taken before meals, the tea hits the bloodstream more quickly.)

b. The guyabano tea, drank 3x a day, 30 minutes before meals, is taken for 30 consecutive days only. More than that, it will affect your gut flora. The tea, despite its potency, targets only the sick cells in the body, leaving the good cells unharmed. However, after 30 days, it will destroy the good bacteria in the stomach.

c. After the 30-day treatment, have yourself checked up by a doctor to see if the disease is still there. Or, check yourself of symptoms. Are the symptoms of the illness still there? If check up result says disease-free, then taper off your treatment dose to maintenance dose. However, if the symptoms are still there after the 30-day treatment, REST YOUR BODY (specifically your kidneys) FOR 10 DAYS, NO DRINKING OF THE GUYABANO TEA. But after 10 days, REPEAT THE 30-DAY TREATMENT PROTOCOL.

Even if the symptoms disappear before the repeat treatment is over, finish the 30 days to make sure that not a single sick cell is left in your body. Or else, that single sick cell will multiply very quickly, and the problem returns.

Summary:
The 30-day treatment protocol then is this: 
Drink guyabano tea 3x a day, one glass 30 minutes before each meal, for 30 consecutive days. No skipping!

THE MAINTENANCE DOSE:
 
After the illness has cleared, don’t stop taking the guyabano tea abruptly. The maintenance dose is one glass of guyabano tea a day, 30 minutes before meals, taken for 5 consecutive days during the week, resting the body for 2 days. For easy remembering, drink the guyabano tea from Monday to Friday, rest on Saturday and Sunday.

How long will one be taking the maintenance dose? For as long as you feel good taking the guyabano tea. Or you may taper off to the BODY TUNE UP.

THE BODY TUNE UP:
Everybody, sick or not, may take the guyabano tea body tune up drink. Guyabano boosts the immune system: protects against flu, coughs and colds, fever, etc.

One glass of the guyabano tea, 30 minutes before a meal, at least 3 days a week, every other day. Like, drink guyabano tea Monday, Wednesday, Friday OR Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, then rest on a Sunday.

Caution:
1. DON’T OVERDO ON THE GUYABANO TEA. An overdose will cause nausea and vomiting. However, if this happens, just lessen the dose down to your tolerable level. Like, instead of one glass of guyabano tea, make it 1/2 glass. Adjust the dose for children. Maybe, 30 ml for kindergarteners, 1/2 glass for bigger kids.

2. Don’t add or mix some other healing substances to the guyabano tea because of the danger of chemical incompatibility. If at all, take them at different times. But guyabano tea must be taken before meals.