Guava is better than apple:
I know what they say, please do not tell me they say ‘an apple a day keeps doctors away’ I know guava, which is available here almost round the year, is able to keep doctor away for the whole year. Such are the health benefits of this fruit that it is often termed as the apple of the tropics.
In addition, trust me this is not the fruit alone but even the leaves of guava are highly beneficial. In fact, it is rich in astringents that are alkaline and have anti-bacterial properties. So the next time you have dysentery or diarrhea, chew on some guava leaves or eat a raw guava and bounce back to health.
The vitamin c, cartenoid, fiber and potassium rich fruit helps tone-up the digestive system. This fruit is too good to get rid of gastroenteritis.
Guava is also a sure shot remedy for cold and cough, the juice of raw guava or decoction of guava leaves help relieve one of cough and cold by loosening and reducing mucous and disinfecting the respiratory tract, throat and lung. In some cases, roasted ripe guava too helps cure from cold and cough.
Guavas are good in help getting rid of high blood pressure. The fruit helps reduce cholesterol, thereby maintaining blood pressure and fluidity. It goes with concoction of guava leaves too.
This fruit guava is fibrous in nature therefore helps control diabetes and helps men from prostate problems besides; the Lypocene in the fruit reduces the risk of cancer.
The juice of leaves of guava can help cure toothache, swollen gums, and mouth ulcers and help heal wounds.
Regular consumption of guava, especially raw ones can help improve skin texture and washing the skin regularly with a decoction of guava leaves can tone it up. The anti-oxidants and vitamins help keep the skin glowing, tight and wrinkle free.