Guava leaf was used in prehispanic medicine since ancient times to cure digestive disorders accompanied by diarrhea and abdominal pain as chronic and sits on various sources of history of the Mexican herb. It should be noted that in the sixteenth century Spanish medicine, the term dysentery, which is of Greek origin, was used exclusively to describe the intestinal disorder that manifests as episodes of bloody diarrhea. Thus, physicians applied the term “dysentery” only the most severe diarrhea, while the other, less serious but more frequent, called “chambers.”
Currently, China’s medicine full guava juice is used as a resource in the diet to keep within the normal range of glucose levels of diabetics. More recent studies attribute to the guava leaf extracts beneficial properties in the treatment of viral diarrhea and advantageous sedative and stress.
The healing properties of guava leaf, known in Mexico from remote times, have been medically proven and explained by medical science in Mexico. Its traditional use is still effective, especially in the treatment of acute diarrhea caused by eating disorders that do not involve severe intestinal infection, has no toxic effects, reduces the number of bowel movements, relieve colic, flatulence and other disturbances typical of disorders mild gastrointestinal.