Traditional Malay medicine encompasses various kinds of ritual ceremonies intended to communicate with the world of spirits to determine whether the nature of an illness is physical or psychological. In such ceremonies, the aim is to summon and exorcise the spirits causing illness. A ritualist serves as a medium, and a small ensemble often provides the musical component.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Guava leaves

Being packed with antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents and beneficial tannins, fresh guava leaves are considered as a natural pain reliever.

In traditional medicine, guava tree leaves and bark have been sued for their health properties. It has been used to mask the smell of alcohol on then breath, for wound healing, the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, gum inflammation, chronic wounds, infectious wounds, ingrowing nails, skin diseases, mucous bloody stools and allergy to mosquitoes.
The guava leaves have also be applied as a pus and lymph absorber and as a deodorant. Older children and adults, a cup once or twice daily of a leaf decoction is the tropical herbal medicine standard.

Normally guava leaf decoction is taken to relive colds and bronchitis. In case of arthritis, the paste of guava leaves is applied on affected parts, in addition to oral intake the malady can be controlled even quickly.
Guava leaves
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