Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :guajava Linn.
Habit :Small tree
Parts Used :Fruit and Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Young leaves crushed with little common salt for consumption. Leaves and bark crushed for decoction. Fruits crushed for consumption.
Mode of use :Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients :Fruit is one of the richest source of vitamin C, containing 100 to 1000 mg/100 g. Seeds yield a fatty oil. Leaves contain an essential oil which is used as a flavouring agent.
Ailment Treated:Leaves are used as astringent. Bark decoction is good for diarrhoea. Fruit is tonic, cooling and laxative, useful in colic and bleeding gums. Tender shoot is good for dysentery.
Source:Largely cultivated in both hills and valley areas of Manipur.