Psidium guajava. L Single Plant with Abundant Health Benefits – A Review
- Guava leaves, Fruits, seeds, Functional foods, Phytochemistry, Toxicity.
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Guava (Psidium guajava. L) is a tropical fruit that can be grown with minimum attention and belongs to Myrtaceae family. Since ancient times guava and its several parts has been used to treat different ailments. This knowledge has made way to various innovations in nutraceuticals and functional foods which is in demand for a healthy lifestyle. The present review offers a brief overview in which data was searched and collected using precise key terms related to guava plant, seeds, leaves - its health benefits, pharmacological uses, as nutraceuticals and functional foods, toxicity, which were available in public domains and is presented. Currently, scientists are working to develop environmentally acceptable, cost-effective, alternative dyes for clothes and novel products in cosmetic industry using guava leaves. Thus, the present review confers about the different findings from various authors in connection to the importance of guava in different areas of research.