Guava

18/Description

About

Guava is a tropical fruit produced by the guava tree. Large quantities of the guava fruit are produced in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico. The fruit is commonly eaten fresh or made into beverages, jams, and other foods. The fruit, leaves, and juice are also used as medicine.

People use guava for colic, diarrhea, diabetes, cough, cataracts, high cholesterol, heart disease, and cancer.

How it works

The guava FRUIT is a source of vitamin C, fiber, and other substances that act like antioxidants. Antioxidants slow down or stop the harmful effects of oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction in which oxygen is added to a chemical element or compound. Guava LEAVES also contain chemicals with antioxidant and other effects. It is not known how guava works for medical conditions.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Colic
Diarrhea
Diabetes
Cough
Cataracts
High cholesterol
Heart disease
Cancer
Other conditions

Concerns

Guava fruit is safe when eaten as a food. There is not enough information to know if guava is safe when used as a medicine.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Guava is safe when eaten as food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. If you arepregnantorbreast-feeding, stick with food amounts until more is known.Dosing considerations for Guava.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.