Explore the Amazing Facts of Guava

Guava is a lovely fruit which is round, oval or pear shaped with immense health benefits. The guava fruit leaf extract is also effective in medical use. Being rich in dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, copper and manganese, it's no doubt that Guava always ranks among super fruits. Women must like this super fruit much more than man, for it also acts as an anti aging aid. And the key point is that it can easily function well with other foods, so why not just add it into your diet?

The fruit is soft when ripe with sweet musky aroma and creamy in texture. Internally, the flesh varies in color depending up on the cultivar and may be white, pink, yellow, or red. It has pink flesh with small seeds. The whole of the guava fruit can be eaten including the rind. The guava leaf extract is also effective in treating gastrointestinal problems as it is rich in quercetin and other flavonoids. A drug used for the treatment of diarrhea has been developed using guava leaves for this very reason.

Being rich in Vitamin C; guava is effective in treating male infertility caused by sperm clumping, adhesion and other abnormalities. Guava works as a great laxative and helps forming bowels which cleans the excretory system and intestines making excretion perfect. It helps improve our digestion system. High levels of oxidants in the body can damage cell membranes and may contribute to the development of heart disease and cancer.

Juice of raw and immature guavas or decoction of guava-leaves is very helpful in giving relief in cough and cold by loosening cough, reducing mucus, disinfecting the respiratory tract, throat and lungs and inhibiting microbial activity due to its astringent properties. Eating the fresh guava fruit or drinking guava nectar may also help in weight loss because since it adds bulk, it will make you feel full and thus eat lesser.

Guava provides you the recommended daily potassium and helps you lower blood pressures than those who consume less. Juicing the pulp can help prevent bad breath and when applied to your scalp can give you a natural way to help prevent dandruff. Guava fruit and also its leaves are used for treating type 2 diabetes. It helps diabetic patient by lowering blood glucose levels.

In the tropical region, guavas are readily available year around. Mature green fruit can be stored for two to five weeks and ripen fruits can keep well in the refrigerator for few days.
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