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13 Facts About Guava You Need To Know

1. The guava is a native of Central and South America. 2. It is a fruit bearing tree belonging to the family Myrtaceae, making it related to myrtles. 3. The leaves and bark have medicinal properties. The bark has an astringent quality and is also used to treat diarrhea. The leaves can be used to treat minor cuts and wounds because of its antibacterial qualities. Boiling the leaves in water and using the resulting “tea” can help alleviate skin itchiness