Botanical Name: Psidium guajava
- English: common guava, yellow guava, or lemon guava
- Also, known as: Amrood, Amrut Phala, Araçá-Goiaba, Araçá-Guaçú, Banjiro, Brazilian Guava, Brazilian Red Guava, Common Guava, Fan Shi Liu, Feuille de Goyavier, Goiaba, Goiabeiro, Goyabe, Goyave, Goyave Jaune, Goyave Rouge, Goyavier, Goyavier du Brésil, Guaiaba, Guaiava, Guajava, Guava Leaf, Guava Leaves, Guava Peel, Guava Pulp, Guava Seed, Guava Seed Protein, Guavas, Guave, Guavenbaum, Guayaba, Guayabo, Guayave, Gwaaba, Jambu Batu, Koejawel, Lemon Guava, Mansala, Pépin de Goyave, Psidium, Psidium guajava, Pulpe de Goyave, Red Guava, Yellow Guava
Parts Used: Leaves
Guava leaves are oblong to oval in shape and average 7-15 centimeters long and 3-5 centimeters wide. The leaves grow in an opposite arrangement, which means two leaves grow at the same point on either side of the stem, and have short petioles, or stalks that join the leaf to the stem. The surface of the deep green Guava leaf is wide and leathery with faint white veins and some light brown patches. Guava leaves are aromatic when crushed and have a scent similar to that of the guava fruit. Guava leaves grow on a small tree with wide-spreading branches and copper-colored flaking bark that reveals a green base.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, Stevia leaves powder and or Licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice tray or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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