Guava is small tree which is found across all the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Guava is well known for its medicinal use in traditional system of medicine.
OverviewIn many parts of world it is used for treating diarrhoea, dysentery, ulcers, dental problems and countless other ailments. Every part of Guava tree has medicinal properties. Its leaves are boiled in water and decoction is prepared which is used internally as well as externally.
|Latin name:Psidium guajava |
Sanskrit:Peruk, Dridhabajati, Bahubeej
Bengali:Chichara, Goyirch Phal
French:guave, goyave, goyavier
|German:guave, Guavenbaum, Guayave |
Following are some home remedies of Guava Leaves
Gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, dysentery Prepare decoction of Guava bark and leaves. Drink this decoction 20 ml few times a day.
Oral problems, Pyorrhoea, gun swelling Chew fresh leaves (3-4) of guava. This has antibacterial and antiseptic effect. Chewing is also a good jaw exercise.
You can also prepare a decoction by boiling 3-4 leaves in water for gargling purpose.
Mouth ulcers Chew guava leaves.
Vomiting, nausea Drink guava leaf decoction to cure vomiting.
Frequent indigestion Wash and clean leaves of guava. Now crush and extract juice in mortar and pestle. Drink this leaves juice 10 ml with misri in morning for few days.
Anal prolapse (Gudabhransh) For anal prolapse prepare guava leaves poultice and tie on affected area.
Crush and boil Bark, root and leaves (250 gm) of guava in water (500 ml). Cook till volume reduces to 250 ml. Filter this and use to wash anal area and push the anus inside. This has astringent action.
Arthritis, inflammation Take fresh leaves, warm them and apply at inflamed joints.
Fever Drink fresh leaves juice of guava for few times a day.
Guava leaves decoction
Guava leaves decoction has astringent (tends to constrict body tissues), antimicrobial and antiseptic (controls growth of infection causing microorganisms) activities. Due to these action this decoction can be used externally to wash infections and kill bacteria.
Here are few condition in which guava leaf wash is beneficial
- Vaginal and uterine wash, especially in leucorrhoea
- Uterine bleeding
- Vaginal irritation, itching, infection and discharges
- Cuts, wounds washing
- Skin infections, Acne, pimples, boils, ulcers, itchy rashes, Scabies