Medicinal and pharmacological potential of Guava leaf powder, A Review

Authors

  • Muhammad Anees Ur Rehman Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences, Lahore Medical & Dental College Lahore- Pakistan
  • Idrees Khan Department of Eastern Medicine, Superior University Lahore.

Keywords:

: Guava, medicinal, anti-microbial, antihypertensive, antilipidemic, anticancer

Abstract

Guava (Psidium guajava) encompasses a broad range of nutritional and therapeutic potential. Depending on the species, the fruits are 4-12 cm long and have a round or oval form.  It belongs to the Myrtaceous family and is mostly cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates of the subcontinent including Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The most therapeutic value could be traced in the pink form of guava. The phytochemicals “quercetin, avicularin, apigenin, guaijaverin, kaempferol, hyperin, myricetin, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, chlorogenic acid, epigallocatechin gallate, and caffeic acid” have been investigated in the guava plant leaves for its therapeutic properties. Antidiarrheal, antihypertensive, antilipidemic, anticancer, and other health-promoting benefits are associated with both the fruits and the leaves of guava. The nutritional and phytochemical profiles of guava leaves are presented in detail in the current review. Many bioactivities of guava leaf extracts are also critically investigated. Guava leaves might be employed as a component in nutraceuticals and medications due to their phytochemical profile. To prove the efficacy of the guava leaf extracts, further extensive clinical trials are needed.

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2022-03-31

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Rehman, M. A. U. ., & Khan, I. (2022). Medicinal and pharmacological potential of Guava leaf powder, A Review. International Journal of Natural Medicine and Health Sciences, 1(2). Retrieved from https://journals.iub.edu.pk/index.php/ijnms/article/view/834