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Chaya Leaves Amazing Health Benefits To The Body

Chaya leaves have numerous health benefits for the body, it is also called as “God’s Gift” because it can treat almost 100 diseases.

Chaya is also called as tree spinach and it is a fast growing plant that was cultivated worldwide. It is believed that this plant originated in Mexico and spread worldwide. It is a leafy vegetable which is similar to spinach.

It is both used for culinary and medicinal purposes because it has a wide range of usage. This leaves must be cook first before consumption because it contains toxic hydrocyanic glycosides similar to cassava. It is also a tasty vegetable such as spinach.

Chaya Leaves

Aside from cooking it has a lot of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, B1, ascorbic acid, iron, calcium, phosphorus, protein, carbohydrates, antioxidants, and other nutrients that are beneficial to the body.

It has also an antidiabetic effect that helps a diabetic patient in treating their diabetes. But cooking Chaya leaves in an aluminum pan may cause diarrhea so consumers were not advised to cook these leaves in the aluminum pan.

Many people believe that this plant can cure almost 100 diseases due to its numerous health benefits to the body. Chaya can dissolve cyst, cancer, and numerous types of diseases, that’s why it is called a “gift of God.”

Chaya Leaves

It can treat asthma, anemia, sore throat, infections, headaches, kidney and liver diseases. It can prevent hemorrhoids, varicose veins, anemia, osteoporosis, and other serious diseases due to aging and environmental effect.

It can also regulate cholesterol levels, uric acid, blood sugar levels, balance metabolic system, and helps children growth. Chaya leaves can also enhance the health of the eye, cognitive ability, boost the immune system and other health benefits.

These leaves can be both added to salads, soups, or used as a tea. Chaya can be only consumed cooked or boiled but never consume it raw. Here are some tips how to prepare Chaya tea from its leaves.


6 Chaya leaves
2 cups of water


Boil with a sufficient amount of water, then add the Chaya leaves and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Consume a cup of this tea for 3 times on daily basis before meals for best results.

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  • Mark Edizon Santos March 16, 2017, 5:28 pm

    Good day, Please let me know where in the Philippines can I get this tree spinach pls. please txt me through 09186442026 pls. Thanks Godspeed!

  • Benchito Villanueva May 14, 2017, 1:02 pm

    Hello there,

    I am just wondering if you could help me where to find chiya: the spinach tree here in the Pilippines. Thanks a lot.

    • Eunecy Llanes May 26, 2017, 9:08 am

      I have chaya plants in my backyard in manila, if interested just email me.

      • Guiller Legada July 7, 2017, 3:15 pm

        What is your email address. Here is my number. I wish I can have the Chaya plant. Thanks

      • Ed C January 4, 2018, 7:06 pm

        I want to also plant Chaya tree. What is your contact # and email in Manila. Thanks, Ed

  • juliet May 24, 2017, 9:56 am

    If you are interested on where to get chaya leave to plant in your backyard, test me at +14047868606.

    • Ed C January 4, 2018, 7:12 pm

      Where are you located? Seems a different tel or cel # for Manila?

  • Guiller Legada July 7, 2017, 3:35 pm

    May I know who is growing Chaya in the Philippines and how can I have the plant?

  • Eric Bell August 19, 2017, 4:30 pm

    Awesome . Where can I find some?.

  • kenneth barker March 12, 2018, 2:27 am

    Can I get all the benefits by just drinking it tea???
    and will it grow in Indiana or only in southern Florida????

    • Alex Torres January 17, 2020, 10:50 am

      Florida is a place where there is a LOT of chaya, try ebay and they will send sprouts alive, they will grow really fast. Use a good potting soil

  • Alex Torres January 17, 2020, 10:46 am

    You can get chaya plant from ebay… really cheap. They send to you several sticks, you plant it in good nutritious potting soil, and waiting for the leaves to flourish… they will be alive pretty soon!

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