Do you know what medlar is? Don’t worry – most people don’t. Medlar is a small tree which grows a fruit that has been cultivated since ancient Roman times. The medlar fruit and the leaves of the tree are added raw to various dishes, but what many people don’t know is that they offer numerous health benefits as well.
The leaves are exceptionally beneficial – they are rich in vitamin C, phosphorus, iron, potassium and calcium and have great medicinal value.
The leaves have:
- slimming properties
And can also help your kidneys and liver work much better while boosting the production of insulin as well. The medlar fruit is harvested in spring or early summer, which is the best season for using the leaves as well.
Before using them, however, the leaves should be dried out in the sun first. This will remove the tiny white hairs on the surface and allow you to easily cut the leaves. Store them in a dry and cool place afterwards and you can use them in the form of tea.
Medlar Tea – How Does It Improve Our Health?
Drinking the medlar tea regularly can fight various bacteria and germs in the body, boost the production of insulin, relieve inflammation in the skin, hydrate the airways and assist with the elimination of pathogens and assist with the elimination of toxins and chemicals in the liver.
The tea is quite easy to prepare – simply crush a handful of leaves and boil them in water, then leave the tea to cool down for a bit, strain it and enjoy it warm with a bit of honey. Drink the medlar leaves tea every day and you should feel and look much better soon!