Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Myrtaceae
Genus : Psidium
Species : guajava Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Guava
Hindi Name : Amarut
Manipuri Name : Pungdon
Other Details
Habit : Small tree
Parts Use : Fruit and Leaf
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.