Guava Medicinal Benefits For Better Health
Great interest in guava, especially its leaves, since the early 1950s. Attempts have been made to identify ingredients that are effective in various medicinal properties of guava leaves.
Guava leaves are used in various local remedies. Guava leaves contain ingredients that play a role in various diseases such as cancer, infection, inflammation, and pain. Guava leaf essential oil is very effective in improving the prognosis of cancer and other immunological diseases.
Guava leaves are used to treat diarrhea, and the bark is used for its microbicidal and astringent properties. The leaves and bark are also used for dysentery and diabetes.
The guava is native to Peru, and archaeological digs show that it was cultivated by indigenous peoples. The trees are widely distributed in the rainforest, so they have long been used by residents in the rainforest. They are still in use today.
The decoction of the leaves and bark is used by the inhabitants of Tikuna near the Ruhr. The treatment is so effective that the townspeople also use it. Amazonian Indians also use its leaf extract for diarrhea and as a mouthwash for sore throats, vomiting, indigestion, and menstrual disorders.
The leaves are also used as a mouth freshener and for relieving toothaches. The leaf extract is also used as a bath for candidiasis and for tightening the vaginal walls, especially after childbirth.
The leaves are crushed and applied to wounds and bruises. The flowers are crushed and the extract is used as eye drops to relieve pain and burning sensation from conjunctivitis or sun exposure.
The benefits of guava leaves are also mentioned in the ancient Dutch pharmacopeia. The fruit was brought to other parts of the world by the Dutch and other researchers. Guava can be found in most parts of the world today.
Guava is rich in saponins, lectins, flavonoids, carotenoids, essential oils, vitamins, tannins, triterpenes, phenols, fiber, and fatty acids. It is also a much greater source of vitamin C than oranges. There is also vitamin A.