Volume 2, Issue 8


Psidium guajava A Fruit or Medicine – An Overview


Authors: Nisha Kumari 1*, Shetty Gautam 2, Chaturvedi Ashutosh 3
1. Associate Professor and Head, Department of PG studies in Roga Nidana.
2. Associate Professor, Department of PG studies in Roga Nidana.
3. PG Scholar, Department of PG studies in Panchakarma, SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital Hassan, Karnataka.

Abstract: Guava (Psidium guajava) is known as Peruka or Paravata in samskrit. In ayurveda it is considered as tridosha nashaka, and indicated in atyagni. Its leaves, bark, fruits and roots are used in treatment of cough, fever, diarrhea, constipation, bad breath, gum problems and numerous other health problems. It is hepatotonic and thus good for liver, digestive system, heart and intestine. Guava can also be eaten by diabetics and those suffering from kidney and liver related problems. Guava contains dietary fiber, protein, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron, vitamin A, vitamin b1, vitamin C, vitamin b2, vitamin b3 and folic acid. It is rich in antioxidant and protects cell damage. With this richness guava serves as both food supplement and also very useful medicine.

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