The leaves of this tree are also of medicinal importance and used traditionally for treating oral problems, digestive, respiratory disorders and inflammations.
Botanical name: Psidium guajava, Family: Myrtaceae, English: Guava, Hindi: Amrud
Guava (Psidium guajava) is a small medicinal tree which is well known for its fruits. Guava fruits are very nutritive and beneficial for digestive system.
Guava Leaves medicinal properties
Leaves contain phenolic compounds, isoflavonoids, gallic acid, catechin, epicathechin, rutin, naringenin, kaempferol. Guava leaf extract has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and antioxidant activities due to presence of phenolic compounds.
Guava leaves chewing and washing mouth with guava water cures gum and teeth problems. Here are given few ways to use leaf of guava to cure mouth problems. In all cases you need soft fresh green and healthy leaves.
Medicinal uses of guava leaf uses to treat oral problems
Gum pain, Infection in gums, bad breadth
For curing gum infection, bad breath you need to prepare a mouth wash of guava leaves. The ingredients required are Guava leaves, Clove (2-3), Sendha namak. Add these ingredients in water and boil for few minutes. Use this solution to wash mouth and gargling. You can use this few times a day.
For treating mouth sores you just need few Guava leaves. Wash to clean leaves and chew. Put in mouth for few minutes. Then you may spit. Do few times a day.
Strong teeth and Gums
Chewing of guava leaves make teeth and gums strong, kills bacteria and give protection from cavities.