Guava is a very common but important fruit found all over the world. It is naturally produced twice a year. Once in the rainy season, once in the winter season. According to Ayurveda, the guava produced in the rainy season is not very good for health because in that season it will either cause pain in the stomach or may contain worms in it. But the guava that comes in winter is absolutely good according to the weather, quality and nature. Because it’s cooling in nature, astringent, sweet, and sour in taste. It is best to have it when the sun is up (preferably in the afternoon hours- an hour before or 2 hours post lunch). Should be avoided during late evenings, early mornings or at night. They are Tridosha shamak (balances all 3 doshas- Vata, pitta and kapha) which makes them unique. Can be eaten 1-2/day acc to one’s appetite. Based on scientific nutritional value, they are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, folic acid, and the dietary minerals, potassium, copper & manganese.
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Acidity and Constipation: Ayurveda Benefits of Guava
According to Ayurveda, guava pacifies pitta and Vata doshas, which means it kills the root causes of acidity and constipation. There are also good fiber and soluble fiber inside it, which helps in getting rid of the problem of constipation.
If you eat raw guava or have guava leaves, the blisters and ulcers in your mouth will end. A food Rasa is found in guava which pacifies the increased Pitta Dosha and acts as an ointment on the wound. Ayurveda says many times in many ways that the root cause of any type of pimples, boils and ulcers in the body is due to increased pitta dosha.
According to Ayurveda, the root cause of migraine or any type of headache are hormone imbalance, problems related to stomach and heart. Good fiber magnesium and potassium found inside guava eliminate the root cause of all these problems.
Diabetes: Ayurveda Benefits of Guava
Guava leaves and raw guava show a very good effect in controlling diabetes. This happens because the food Rasa is found in it regulates insulin sensitivity and glucose formation. Apart from this, it also helps in reducing bad cholesterol. There is evidence of its use in the treatment of diabetes in the ancient texts of Ayurveda.
Cholesterol: Ayurveda Benefits of Guava
If bad cholesterol has already made a home in the body and blood vessels are slowly getting blocked due to this. Then regular consumption according to season can help in opening the blood vessels.
Joint pain: Ayurveda Benefits of Guava
Because it has already been told that guava and guava leave control Vata dosha in the body and the root cause of any type of joint pain is the increased vata dosha in that area. So if a paste made of guava leaves is applied at that place, joint pain can be reduced to a great extent. Fresh guava leaf paste helps in relieving swelling, fever, headache and pain in joints.
Nutritional deficiencies: Ayurveda Benefits of Guava
Almost all types of nutrition are available inside a guava. That’s why by eating it, almost many types of nutritional deficiencies are eliminated from the body.
Weight loss : Ayurveda Benefits of Guava
Guava helps in reducing the excess fat and Cholesterol from the body. These two elements are mainly responsible for weight gain.
Anti-carcinogenic properties are found in guava and guava leaves, they work to remove the external toxin microparticles accumulated in the body and give the body immunity against it.
Good for eyes
According to Ayurveda, because the nature of guava is the controlling Pitta doha. Then it is said in Ayurveda that imbalanced pitta dosha is not good for the health of the eyes. Apart from this it also has good amount of Vitamin A and its natural nature is also cold. All of these things together are good for the eyes.
There is a good amount of iron in guava, that is why If guava is consumed in anemia, it helps in anemia.
It has been said in Ayurveda long ago that such food chemicals are found in guava which is very good for the health of the nerves of the brain. It provides mental strength. That is why it has been considered very good in mental illness like epilepsy, dementia and Alzheimer’s etc.