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- Dosing considerations for Guava.
beverages, jams, and other foods. The fruit, leaves, and juice are also used as medicine.
People use guava for colic, diarrhea, diabetes, cough, cataracts, high cholesterol, heart disease, and cancer.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- High cholesterol.
- Heart disease.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Guava is safe when eaten as food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, stick with food amounts until more is known.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011