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Guava Leaves


Guava Leaves - Herbal Research
A WHO Organizational resource: Guava Research - FULL REPORT
 
Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
Oral treatment of acute diarrhoea, gingivitis and rotaviral enteritis (25–28).
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
No information was found.
 
Uses described in traditional medicine
Treatment of abdominal pain, bleeding gums, cough, gastritis, headache, ringworm, vaginitis, wounds and worms. Also used as an astringent, an antiemetic and an emmenagogue (4,15)
 
References:
4. Farnsworth NR, NAPRALERT database. Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network [STN] 
of Chemical Abstracts Services), 30 June 2005.
 
15. Farnsworth NR, Bunyapraphatsara N, Psidium guajavaThai medicinal plants: recommended for primary health care system. Bangkok, Mahidol University, 1992:202–207
 
25. Caceres A. Plantas de uso medicinal en Guatemala. Guatemala City, Editorial Universitaria, Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, 1996:194–197.
 
26. Kraivaphan V et al. The effect of a mouthrinse containing Psidium guajava leaves  extract  on  gingivitis.  
Journal  of  the  Dental  Association  of  Thailand,1991, 41:323–328.
 
27. Lozoya X et al. Intestinal anti-spasmodic effect of a phytodrug of Psidium guajava  folia  in  the  treatment  of  acute  diarrheic  disease. Journal  of  Ethno-pharmacology, 2002, 83:19–24.
 
28. Wei  L  et  al.  Clinical  study  on  treatment  of  infantile  rotaviral  enteritis  with  Psidium guajava L. 
Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi , 2000, 20:893–895 [in Chinese].


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