By valli on October 21st, 2007
Guava is rich of vitamin C, carotenoids, potassium, calcium and iron. Vitamin C in guava is five times more than that of an orange. Here are some wonderful uses for guava.
- The roots, leaves, bark and immature fruits are used for gastroenteritis as they are astringents.
- The fiber content in guava controls blood pressure and cholesterol. As a result it is very beneficial for heart.
- Vitamin C in guava fruit regulates heart beat and fights with free radicals. The potassium content and fiber in guava helps kidney in eliminating wastes.
- Lycopene in guava reduces the risk of cancer.
- Guava controls diabetes and it is good for constipation.
- Apply the crushed leaves on wounds and aching places to get relief from pain.
- Chew the leaves of guava after washing thoroughly to get relief from toothache.
- The decoction of leaves of guava is a good remedy for cough and throat pain.
- Gargling with the decoction of guava leaves relieves from swollen gums and oral ulcers.
- The decoction is also beneficial for skin diseases and it is very useful in stopping the puking sensation.
- In traditional medicine, the extraction of leaves is used to cure epilepsy and cholera. Convulsions in children can be treated by rubbing the stain on their spines.
- In some tribes, the decoction of leaves and bark is used to expel the placenta after childbirth.