Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Common guava

Psidium guajava

It is a shrub or small tree, native to Latin America that has expanded to other tropical areas of the world. Its height ranges between 2.5 and 10 m. The flowers have white petals that measure 4 to 5 cm, while the fruit is of the berry typology. The tree’s foliage is sufficiently dense to generate shade and propagation occurs by seeds.

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Guavas are edible fruits commonly ingested in their natural form, as well as in the form of jams, candies, snacks and other recipes. The pulp has a pleasant flavor, excellent for making juices. The leaves are used to heal wounds. They also function as a dental anesthetic, frecuently used to relieve toothaches.

Psidium guajava