Botanical name : Psidium guajava Linn.
Family : Myrtaceae
Rasa : Madhura, Amla, Kashaya
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Guava tree.
Hindi : Amrud, Saphed saphari, Lal saphari
Malayalam : Pera, Koyya, Adakkapazham
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild as well as cultivated.
A medium sized tree growing up to 15 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic oblong, pubescent with prominent nerves. Flowers white, fragrant, in axillary cymes. Fruits globose or pyriform berries in variable sizes, containing numerous white stony hard seed embedded in white or red sweaty pulp.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, hemorrhage, diarrhea, dysentery in children, ulcers, gingivitis, vomiting, ulcers, wounds and general weakness.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits.