Quince is a wonderful, healthy fruit with and enchanting smell. In the Balkans, childhood memories always contain quince fruit on grandma’s wardrobe, spreading a sweet, gentle smell everywhere in the house.This delicious fruit is often made into jams, but it’s not the only part of Quince tree that is edible and medicinal!
Quince leaves contain a lot of medicinal benefits and it’s a yummy drink too.Which is great, because it’s safe for children and very helpful for their tummy troubles.
Treats Diarrhea Safely
Quince leaf benefits the digestive system and treats uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, gas and diarrhea. It is safe herb for both adults, and children. Quince leaf is something to keep in your cabinet as a good first aid herb that can always be at hand in emergency situations or family travels.
Regulates Blood Pressure
Leaves of quince tree contain pectin. Pectin is a component which is able to help the blood circulation. Regular consumption of quince leaves helps us attain normal blood pressure and avoid hypertension. As we know, hypertension may lead to many diseases and problems often found in the modern, busy, and stressed life.
Improves Immune System
Quince leaves tea can be a healthier replacement to your morning coffee, since it’s caffeine free and has amazing health benefits for your immune system.It contains tannins, which are effective in fighting fungi, yeast, bacteria, and viruses.
Maintains Healthy Heart
We have mentioned the pectin that helps the blood circulation, but quince leaves helps the heart in another way. With its high levels of antioxidants, they protects the heart from many diseases, and helps the body get rid of the free radicals, which makes the job easier for the heart.
Research shows us that quince leaves are able to significantly decrease bad cholesterol levels followed by the lowering of triglyceride levels. The consumption of quince leaves extract is able to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Due to the high levels of iron the quince leaves contain, it is very helpful with anemia.
Because of the anti-viral properties of the leaves, it is recommended to drink quince leaves tea when you catch a cold. The warm quince leaves tea will make you feel better while relieving the symptoms of cold such as dizziness, fever, cough, and sneezing. It can be combined with lemon, ginger and honey for an additional boost! Also, quince leaves are helpful with bronchitis.
Quince leaves are rich in many minerals and vitamins, thus helping you immune system and overall body function properly. It has Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Copper manganese.