Guava has antiseptic, astringent and anthelmintic properties.
Guava is one of the fruits most appreciated and used within natural medicine thanks to its great benefits and its nutritional powers.
Guava, known in Brazil as “guava”, is a small shrub very common in the tropics, its fruits are consumed directly or in juices, ice cream and preserves. The fruits of the guava are formed by a large quantity of seeds.
In the Philippines is a plant well known for its great antiseptic, astringent and anthelmintic properties, has the ability to exterminate the bacteria, fungi and amoebas that can be found in the body.
The leaves of this plant are used to heal the wounds, they also have great anesthetic power at the dental level, so they are used to effectively relieve toothache.
The leaves and the bark of the guava tree are very effective for preparing infusions that stop the diarrhea. Also leaves can be used to calm sore throat, dizziness, vomiting and different stomach problems, as well as to regulate the menstrual period.
Guava have many health benefits because to large amount of a compound called quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that has the power to prevent the formation of sorbitol, which is the sugar that gives rise to white clouds in the eyes called cataracts, a degenerative disease that particularly affects the elderly.
Guavas have large amounts of folic acid, a vitamin B complex that helps to stop bad breath that can lead to gingivitis, a gum disease. It is also recommended for women in gestation, since it can prevent malformations of the fetus.
As you can see, the guavas have a large number of benefits for our health, they are delicious and when the fruits well mature you can prepare a delicious desert.
Guava is very useful for losing weight without compromising your intake of protein, vitamins and fiber. This fruit is very high in fiber and rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, has no cholesterol and contains a low number of digestible carbohydrates. It is a very abundant appetizer and satisfies the appetite very easily. Guava, especially raw, has less sugar than other fruits. Adding a medium-sized guava to your lunch makes you not hungry until the night.
Another truth about guava is the presence of vitamins B3 and B6. Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin) can increase blood flow and stimulate cognitive function. Vitamin B6 is a great nutrient for nerve and brain function. Therefore, eating guava can help increase brain function and improve concentration.
Guava helps reduce cholesterol in the blood and prevents its thickening, thereby maintaining fluidity of the blood and reducing blood pressure.
Due to its high content of vitamin C, guava is very useful for relieving coughs and colds, reducing mucus, disinfection of the respiratory tract, throat, lungs, and inhibition of microbial activity with its astringent properties .
Guavas are a good source of copper, which is an important part of regulating thyroid metabolism, helping to control hormone production and absorption. The thyroid gland is one of the body’s most important glands to regulate hormones and organ and system function, so guava can help balance your health in many ways.
Guava is very rich in alkaline nature astringents that have disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties, which helps reduce the symptoms of diarrhea and curing dysentery (inflammatory bowel disorder, especially in the colon), by inhibiting microbial growth And encourage the removal of excess mucus from the intestines. On the other hand, guava nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids and potassium, strengthen the digestive system and at the same time disinfect it. Guava is also beneficial in the treatment of gastroenteritis.