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GUAVA BENEFITS AS A MEDICINE PLANT
Guava is a fruit that is known to be rich in vitamins A and C. It is also used as an herbal medicine because of its antiseptic properties that help heal wounds, ulcers, bacterial infections and diarrhea. Guava contains a variety of ingredients that provide many benefits to humans. This article will help you to see the benefits of guava as a medicinal plant, using scientific explanations.
WHAT IS BAYABAS?
Guava or guava is a small tree that grows in tropical areas such as Mexico, Pero and the Philippines. This tree grows three to ten meters. It bears plump fruits that begin as flowers. The guava fruit starts to turn green when it is still raw, but turns yellow and softens when it is ripe. The guava fruit contains small seeds in it. Guava fruit is often eaten by Filipinos while it is still raw.
Here in the Philippines, guava is widely used as a medicinal plant and is recognized by the Department of Health of our country because of its ability to cure various diseases.
Guava fruits and leaves contain powerful ingredients such as eugenol and flavonoids. It is used as an herbal remedy because of its ability to heal wounds, relieve inflammation, protect the liver, antioxidant, anti-allergy, antiseptic, cough medicine, diabetes medicine and poison medicine.
BAYABAS AS A MEDICAL PLANT
Guava has long been used by Filipinos as a cleanser and protection against skin inflammation. It is also used for the following skin conditions:
Burns on the skin
Blisters on the skin
And other skin diseases
Grated guava leaves or boiled leaves are placed directly on the affected area. It brings a light feeling and promotes healing.
Guava is also known as an herbal medicine for stomach ailments as follows:
Boiled guava leaves are drunk, three to five glasses a day.
Here are the other benefits of the guava herb:
Medicine for cough
SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ON MEDICINE PLANTS
Here are some studies conducted by experts to prove the potential of guava as a medicinal plant.
The guava and the kidney. In one study, experts tested the ability of guava to protect the kidneys of diabetic rats. The results of this research clearly state that guava fruit helps protect the kidney against the damage of diabetes due to its antioxidant properties, against inflammation and lowering blood sugar.
Guava and diabetes. There is a study conducted to find out if eating guava fruit really helps lower blood sugar. This experiment was performed on rats. The result? The results of the experiment show that guava juice can actually lower the fasting blood sugar of diabetic rats. It can only be seen that guava is a potential when it comes to controlling diabetes.
Antioxidant in guava. A study shows that guava contains substances such as flavonoids that help prevent cell and tissue damage due to free radicals. Guava juice is now being considered by experts as a potential antioxidant that can fight diseases caused by free radicals.
Guava as a disinfectant, against diarrhea. A study aims to confirm reports that guava is said to cure diarrhea. As a matter of fact, guava has long been used as a disinfectant so there seems to be a basis for these reports as an effective herbal remedy against diarrhea. Ten types of germs are grown in the laboratory using agar plates. When it grows, it is sealed with guava juice mixed with water. The results show that the growth of these germs is inhibited by the active ingredients of guava. It just shows that guava can be used as a diarrhea medicine.
BAYABAS PREPARATION: HOW TO USE BAYABAS AS ANTISEPTIC?
Here are the techniques on how to use guava as a cleanser for wounds on human skin.
Pick a guava leaf and make sure it is clean by washing it
Boil a cup of guava leaves in three cups of water for ten minutes
Strain and let cool
Use as mouthwash or mouthwash
To use as a wound cleanser, wash the affected area two or three times a day
It can also be used as a vaginal cleanser after the mother is born
Guava leaves can also be chewed raw as a remedy for sore teeth and gum swelling
To speed up the healing process, you can grind guava leaves and place them on the wound.
If you notice symptoms getting worse, stop using guava and consult a doctor immediately.
USE OF GUAVA AS A PLANT FOR DISEASES AND WORMS
If you or your family members have diarrhea or are suffering from stomach parasites such as worms, you can use the guava herb in this way:
Pick a guava leaf, wash it well
Boil chopped guava leaves, four or six tablespoons per 18 ounces of water
Strain and let cool
Drink ¼ every three or four hours until you feel better
SIDE EFFECTS OF GUAVA
Note: Overeating guava can cause constipation. If you use it to treat diarrhea and the symptoms do not improve within two days, stop using guava and consult a doctor immediately.