PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF PSIDIUM GUAJAVA: A REVIEWAbstract
Guava (Psidium guajava Linn.) Family Myrtaceae is important plant used traditionally for medicinal purposes. Guava is rich in antioxidants compounds and contains a high level of ascorbic acid. The pharmacological actions and the medicinal uses of aqueous extracts of guava leaves in folk medicine include the treatment of various type of gastrointestinal disturbances such as vomiting, diarrhea, inhibition of the peristaltic reflex, gastroenteritis, spasmolytic activity, dysentery, abdominal distention, flatulence and gastric pain. The important active constituents are essential oils, flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenolic compounds, pentacyclic triterpenoids, esters, and aldehydes etc. This paper explains the Evidence-based information regarding the phytochemistry and pharmacological activity of this plant.
Payal Mittal*, Vikas Gupta, Gurpreet Kaur, Ashish K Garg and Amarjeet Singh
Akal College of Pharmacy and Technical Education, Mastuana Sahib, Sangrur, India
28 May, 2010
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