Psidium guajava L.,
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|Psidium guajava L.|
Myanmar: malaka, mankala. English: guava.
New World tropics.
Leaf and Fruit: Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Indigenous medicinal uses of this species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) are described by Dagar and Singh (1999). Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed by Duke and Ayensu (1985).
The medicinal uses of this plant in the Caribbean region, as well as its chemistry, biological activity, toxicity and dosages, are discussed by Germosén-Robineau (1997). The chemistry, pharmacology, history, and medicinal uses of this species in Latin America are discussed in detail by Gupta (1995).
The chemical constituents, pharmacological activities, and traditional medicinal uses of this plant on a worldwide basis are discussed in detail by Ross (1999). A pharmacognostical profile including medicinal uses of this plant in Africa is given in Iwu (1993). Data on the propagation, seed treatment, and agricultural management of this species are given by Katende et al. (1995) and Bekele-Tesemma (1993).
Uses of this plant in the Upper Amazon region, including preparations of the flowers for helping to regulate menstrual periods, are given by Castner et al. (1998). Mors et al. (2000) note that studies of the flavonoid components of leaf extracts of this species on guinea pig ileum demonstrated an inhibition of contractions, which may explain the antidiarrheic activity of this species.
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