Psidium guajava

Family Name: 
Myrtaceae
Local Name: 
Guava
Uses As Per Literature: 

 The dried ripe fruits are recommended as a remedy for dysentery, while the leaves and fruits are used as a cure for diarrhoea. A decoction of the leaves or bark is taken externally as a lotion for skin complaints, ringworm, wounds and ulcers.

Source: Agroforestry Database 4.0 (Orwa et al.2009)

Traditional Uses: 

Food: Fresh ripe fruits are eaten raw.
Medicine: Leaves are used to treat measles, diarrhoea and small pox.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods and Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Measles
  • Diarrhoea
  • Small pox (Chicken pox)
Food Category: 
Fruits