Medicinal properties of Guava fruit

Published: 17th June 2010
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The guava as a fruit was first discovered in the Amazon forests of South America and was known to the indigenous population there for its medicinal properties and curing abilities.
There are various medical applications of Guava, which include:
Guava Leaves
Guava leaves are used as a remedy for diarrhea; the leaves are usually powdered and mixed with water to be used as a cure for diarrhea.
The mixture is also used as a cure for sore throat and other stomach ailments. The leaves are some times as an antiseptic and antifugal application on wounds and open cuts.
Tooth aches and gum problems are often solved by gargling a mixture of guava leaves in water.
Guava Bark
The guava bark is known to be extremely effective especially in combating dysentery and diabetic disorders.
Guava Flowers
Guava flowers are usually squeezed and the liquid is used to treat eye-infections and bronchitis in children.
The flowers have been found to be extremely useful in relieving one of eye sores.
Guava Fruit
The guava fruit is known for being a rich source of Vitamin C and A, and is very effective in preventing and treating scurvy as well malaria.
It also has the ability to treat and reduce high blood pressure.
The seeds of the guava fruit are often crushed to obtain guava oil which is a rich source of iodine.
The guava fruit is thus often called the "''poor man"''s apple"'' for its numerous medicinal properties.
The use of guava fruit for its medicinal qualities is well documented among the indigenous populations of the Amazon Rainforest, and it also becoming extremely popular today among the urban population all over the world.

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