Bayabas or Guava


Uses of Bayabas:

• Antiseptic, astringent & anthelminthic

• Kills bacteria, fungi and ameba

• Used to treat diarrhea in children

• For Hypertension, diabetes and Asthma

• Promotes menstruation

The fresh leaves are used to facilitate the healing of wounds and cuts. A decoction or infusion of fresh leaves can be used for wound cleaning to prevent infection. Bayabas is also effective for toothaches.

Preparation:

• Boil one cup of Bayabas leaves in three cups of water for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.
• To use as mouthwash, gargle.

• To use as wound disinfectant, wash affected areas 2 to 3 times a day.

• For toothaches, chew the leaves in your mouth.

Note: Bayabas can cause constipation when consumed in excess.

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