Scientific name: Psidium guajava L.

Family: Myrtaceae

Synonym: Psidium cujavillus Burm. f.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Piyara (Bengali), Goiyum (Noakhali), Sabri (Mymensingh), Guachi (Chittagong), Gayam (B. Baria).

Tribal name: Goang bang, Goasi gach (Marma); Guam (Chakma); Gayoungci (Chak); Kawl-thei (Lushai); Kaiwan (Murang); Kainem (Pangkhoa); Goyamei-apang (Rakhaing); Goiuum (Tanchangya).

English name: Guava.

Description of the plant: A small tree, bark prominently scroll-marked. Leaves shortly petiolate, opposite, young leaves opposite-decussate and old ones opposite-superposed, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, usually acuminate, rounded at the base, margin entire, subglabrouss above, puberulent beneath. Flowers white on 1-3 flowered axillary peduncles. Fruit a globose or pyriform berry, green or yellowish-green when ripe.

Psidium guajava

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Medicinal uses: Decoction of leaves is taken in cholera, for stop vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea, and as a gargle in bleeding gums.

Leaves are used in bowels, wound and ulcers.

Distribution: It is found throughout the country.

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