Botanical Name : Psidium Guajava
Eglish Name : Guava Leaves
Tamil Name : கொய்யா இலை, சிகப்பு கொய்யா / Koyya ilai , Segappu koyyaa
Hindi Name : अमरूद / Amrood
Malayalam Name : പേര / Pera
Telugu Name : గోయ -పండు / Goya-pandu
Guava is an evergreen, tropical shrub that grows up to 8–10 m high with smooth grayish-brown bark that peels off in strips, spreading branches and quadrangular, pubescent branchlets.
Leaves are opposite, ovate-elliptic or oblong-elliptic. The lateral nerves are 10–20 pairs; also the blades are mostly 7–15 cm long and 3–5 cm wide, rounded at base, apex acute to obtuse, and dull green. Flowers are usually fragrant, white, large, 2.5 cm across, solitary, or 2 or 3 in axillary cymes.
Guava fruits are spherical in shape or it may be ovoid or pear-shaped, 3–10 cm long and weighs around 50–200 g, and have 4 or 5 sepals at the apex. The fruit is green while young turning to whitish-yellow or faintly pink when ripe.
Nutritional Value of Guava
Guava is a good source of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. 165 gram of guava offers;
- 376.7 mg of Vitamin C,
- 8587 µg of Lycopene,
- 0.38 mg of Copper,
- 8.9 g of Total Dietary Fiber,
- 81 µg of Vitamin B9
- 23.63 g of Carbohydrate
- 0.036 g of Tryptophan,
- 0.158 g of Threonine,
- 0.153 g of Isoleucine,
- 0.282 g of Leucine,
- 0.119 g of Lysine,
- 0.026 g of Methionine and
- 0.01 g of Phenylalanine.
Health Benefits of Guava Leaves
Helps to Treat Wrinkles on Face
Guava leaves have high anti-aging properties which can easily remove the wrinkles on the face. It demolishes all the free radicals which are damaging your skin. You can prepare a decoction of mature guava leaves which can be used on the skin to prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
Moreover, it also helps in improving the texture of your skin. Guava leaves can also help in treating those smiling lines on the face, commonly known as, crow’s feet.
As we all know Guava leaves have a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ability so they can effectively fight against infection and kills germs.
The guava leaves work as a wonderful home remedy for toothache. The juice of guava leaves has also been known to cure toothaches, swollen gums, and oral ulcers.
Guavas are a rich source of vitamin B3 and vitamin B6. B3 (also known as niacin) acts as a medium for increasing blood flow and encourages cognitive function.
Moreover, B6 is a great nutrient for brain and nerve function. Regular consumption of guava can help you increase brain function and sharpen your focus.
Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Properties
Guava leaves have been medically proven to be antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial so it can fight against lots of invaders. The traditional uses for guava leaf are very effective and successful as a treatment for illnesses like cough, diarrhea, oral ulcers, and inflamed gums.
Regular consumption of guava is beneficial to inhibit the growth and metastasis of cancerous cells.
A small amount of guava leaf oil is very effective for human health as it has an anti-proliferative substance, so when compared to modern medicines these guava leaves work faster in reducing cancerous cells.
Guavas are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that successfully decreases cancer risk.
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Guava helps to reduce cholesterol in the blood and thus prevents it from thickening, thus maintaining the fluidity of blood and decreasing blood pressure.
How to use Guava Leaves
Mix 3 to 5 gms of guava leaves powder in a cup of water, and boil it for a few minutes. When the water gets heated, filter the content and drink it twice a day before having food.
- Prepare a decoction with guava leaves powder, apply it to your skin or scalp to improve skin tone, and prevent hair loss.
- Make a paste with guava powder and apply it to the teeth to treat toothache.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herbal powders.