Guava/Psidium guajava are used to treat diarrhea

Guava/Psidium guajava are used to treat diarrheaGuava/Psidium guajava are used to treat diarrhea. Guava stone ( Psidium guajava ) or often called guava/guava siki is a tropical plant from Brazil, spread to Indonesia via Thailand. Rose-colored stone has green fruit with white flesh or red and sweet-sour taste. Guava fruit contain lots of vitamins C. A native of tropical America, now pantropicc in Asia : India, China, Philipines, Malaysia and spreading in Indonesian archipelago. Injava island it is cultivated up to 1200 m above sea level.

Guava/Psidium guajava tree up to height of 10 m. Brown, smooth bark, peeling off, marked by surperficial scars. Leaves aromatic, oval with veins prominent, young leaves grey coloured. Flowers with tubelike calyx, eggshaped with petals, hairy white disk and sub-joined 4-5 partite ovary. Berry fruit mostly spherical with yellow-white or red fruit meat, many seeded and tasting aromatic and sweet.

Guava fruit contains many vitamins and fiber, so it is suitable once consumed to maintain health. The color of the red meat indicates guava are rich in vitamin A for eye health and antioxidants. Guava fruit is very well suited consumed during the day because the fruit is fresh and cool the body. The roots, the bark and the leaves prepared as decoction, are used to treat diarrhea (active substance; tannin as astringent). Guava leaf is known as an ingredient of traditional medicine for coughs and diarrhea. Guava juice is also considered to help cure patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Guava leaf has been known since ancient as a deterrent and reduce diarrhea. 3 pieces of guava with 2 cups boiling water and boil, then filtered and drunk in people with diarrhea.In the Malayan Archipelago the leaves and the bark are used as an emmenagogue and after childbirth. They also used to treat leucorrhea. In pharmachy the leaves of Guava/Psidium guajava/Jambu biji/Jambu kluthuk are a medicine for treating diarrhea and is known as Folia Psidii, containing resin, volatile (essential) oil and tannin. In Europe these leaves are remedy for treating gastro-enteritis of children. Guava/Psidium guajava is a medicinal plant wihich is used in at least 23 countries. Other reported constituents are triterpenoid, fixed oil, and eugenol. The leaves are antibiotic in some degree against Staphylococcus. The fruits are good source of vitamin B. Also the plant has insecticidal properties.

Latin = Psidium Guavajava
Indonesian = Jambu biji/Jambu kluthuk/Bayawas/Dipojoyo/Petokol
English = Guava
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