Pomla, medlar, or Indian apricot: - It is a plant genus that follows the flowering family of the order Rosacea. Eriobotrya is an evergreen tree, and the tree gives small, oval-shaped, yellow fruits when ripe.
It is known in some local dialects as Aki Dunya, Loquatia, and Nasbuli and is also called Bossa in Tunisia and Arnott in some other local dialects, and is known in Morocco by the name of humor. The origin of the name is Aki Dunya Turki, meaning the New World.
The benefits of loquat leaves
Numerous research studies conducted in the past few years have revealed that loquat leaves have many health benefits, among which we mention:
Loquat leaf benefits for diabetes
Studies have revealed that one of the most important benefits of loquat leaves is their ability to control diabetes because the leaves produce chemicals such as turmeric acid, which stimulates insulin production processes in the pancreas.
Supporting liver function
The liver is one of the important organs in the human body because it purifies the body from waste and toxic substances. The liver may sometimes be exposed to double pressure that prevents it from performing its functions. The role of the loquat leaf enhances the liver, due to its high content of amygdalin that supports the liver and helps it to perform its functions better.
Promote respiratory health
Traditional use of loquat leaves is a natural recipe for treating many respiratory problems, such as congestion, cough, allergies, and lung problems.
Loquat benefits for skin diseases
Skin moisturizers made with loquat leaf extract may be very helpful in relieving any irritation if applied to the injury. A cup of boiled loquat leaves also has great benefits for the skin in general, as it contains high levels of antioxidants. Some believe that eating loquat leaf boiled helps relieve gum infections and the resulting pain.
Enhance brain health
Researchers believe that one of the most important causes of brain damage and poor quality of its normal function is the defect that affects nerve cells as a result of their increased exposure to free radicals with age, and because of the antioxidant properties of loquat leaves, eating these leaves may help maintain brain health.
Some research and studies have proven that loquat leaves have properties that relieve the symptoms of infectious diseases such as colds and may protect a person from a cold.
It is good for bones.
When getting old, bones become vulnerable to Osteoporosis
than before, and bone tissue density naturally decreases, especially in postmenopausal women because of the decrease in the level of estrogen in the body. Studies recently showed that boiled loquat leaves may reduce the damage that is caused by low estrogen.
The health benefits of loquat
It reduces blood pressure and protects the heart.
Loquat contains potassium, which acts as a vasodilator in the cardiovascular system. By reducing pressure and stress on blood vessels and arteries, potassium can reduce blood pressure and protect the heart.
Loquat tea is often suggested to prevent or treat diabetes because it has been shown that blood sugar levels drop when consumed regularly. The organic compounds in loquat tea can regulate insulin and glucose levels, which helps prevent diabetes.
Good for skin health
It contains Vitamin A, which increases moisture and thus promotes healthy skin. Plus, it contains a good amount of antioxidants that protect against aging.
Enhance weight loss
Loquat fruit is low in calories and contains a good amount of dietary fiber. A diet rich in fiber dampens the appetite and increases metabolism. Hence, it promotes healthy weight loss.
Fresh loquat fruit contains Vitamin A, which is an important antioxidant for improving eye health. Due to its high content of antioxidants, loquat protects the eyes from free radicals. It is effective in preventing retinal damage caused by free radicals. Thus, it improves vision and protects against cataracts and macular degeneration.
Protect from Cancer
Loquat fruit contains antioxidants, Vitamin A, and flavonoids that protect the body from free radicals. Therefore, it prevents cancer, especially lung cancer and oral cancer.
What are the benefits of loquat for sex?
Loquat contains vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and other nutrients, and these minerals improve sexual function and performance
Side effects of using loquat leaves
To date, studies have not found any side effects of consuming loquat tea, except for one incident in a 39-year-old man who developed toxic myopathy after consuming 2 liters of boiled loquat leaves.