Chayote is constantly used as food in the preparation of salads and hot dishes and carries numerous benefits that can be enjoyed with ingestion, but also with your tea. With a mild flavor, the food is cultivated all over the world and comes from a plant that is very resistant to different climatic conditions, being easily found in all regions of Brazil.

Vegetable properties and benefits

Among its benefits and properties, we mention its slimming power, balance the body’s vitamin C and treat high blood pressure. Chayote sprouts are high in amino acids and vitamin C, and chayote can also help fight diabetes.

Its tea can also be used to treat cardiovascular problems and inflammation, and it can also be used as an excellent diuretic. Helps to heal wounds preventing permanent marks from forming. For this purpose, just cut a piece of raw chayote and rub it in the place that needs to be treated.

It is also important to emphasize that chayote can help in healthy weight loss, through the regular ingestion of juice made from the vegetable.

Chayote tea for high blood pressure

Tea prepared with green leaves helps to treat high blood pressure and is quite simple to prepare. Check out:


– 4 chayote leaves
– 1 liter of water

Preparation mode

Put the water in a container and heat it. Add four chayote leaves and boil for ten minutes. When this period is over, turn off the heat and cover, leaving it to rest until it becomes warm. Strain and consume during the day.

Chayote juice to lose weight


– 1 chayote
– juice of 1 lemon
– half a glass of water

Preparation mode

Peel the chayote and place in a centrifuge or blender. Add lemon juice and water and beat well. Consume the juice in the morning, but remember to prepare it when consuming it, so there is no loss of nutrients.

Precautions and contraindications

Chayote tea does not replace any medications that have been recommended by your doctor, serving only as an adjunct treatment. High blood pressure is a serious problem, so be sure to see a specialist before starting self-medication, even if it is done with natural medications. Even these have some contraindications and drug interactions.