Psidium guajava (Guava) – 150g

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A tree 34 m high; smooth bark peels off in thin strips; leaves opposite, up to 15 cm long, 5 cm broad, veins prominent on lower surface.A very popular fruit crop, widely eaten in many areas of the world. The plant also has a wide range of traditional medicinal uses and is the source of vaarious commodities.  Very high in vitamin C, it is also a good source of vitamin A and pectin. The fruit makes a very nice jam and can also be pureed then added to a range of desserts. Research has shown that guava leaf has antioxidant effects beneficial to the heart, i.e. cardioprotective properties and improved myocardial function. In two randomized human studies, the consumption of guava fruit for 12 weeks was shown to reduce blood pressure by an average 8 points, decrease total cholesterol levels by 9%, decrease triglycerides by almost 8%, and increase HDL cholesterol by 8% (Jimenez-Escrig, et al., 2001; Conde, et al., 2003). In other animal studies guava leaf extracts showed demonstrable analgesic, sedative, and central nervous system (CNS) depressant activity, as well as cough suppressant actions (Jaiarj et al., 1999; Singh et al., 1993; Singh et al., 1992; Shaheen et al., 2000).

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Functions

coughs; diarrhoea; dysentery, toothache; throat and chest ailments, haemorrhoids

Dosage

Leaf decoction: 50 g of dried leaves per litre of water; older children and adults, 1 cup 1-3 times daily (or 1 cup every 4 hours for diarrhoea)
Fruit juice: infants and children under the age of 2, one cup daily
Fruit: eaten fresh, in jelly, or in marmalades

 

Contraindication

heart medication, appendicitis, hypoglycaemia

 

 

 

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These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure,
or prevent any disease. As with all dietary supplements, you should
consult a qualified healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are
taking any medications or have any medical conditions.

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  • Store Name: GMF Store
  • Vendor: GMF Store
  • Address: Orgle road, North Kaneshie
    Accra
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