Guava (Perala; Amruta-phalam; Anjíra)
Energetics: Sweet/cold or hot
Indications: Excessive digestion and metabolism, anorexia, gout. As a jelly it is a heart tonic and anticonstipative. Soaked in water—relieves thirst due to diabetes. Unripe diarrhea.
Precaution: When the fruit is raw, the rind and the pulp should be eaten together to prevent constipa- tion. Guava is heavy and hard to digest.