Jungle Guava Fruit Plant (Eugenia singampattiana)
Jungle Guava (Eugenia singampattiana):
Common Name: Jungle Guava
Botanical Name: Eugenia singampattiana
Type: Critically endangered species of plant
Endemic Region: Hills around Singampatti and Papanasam in Tamil Nadu, India
Size: Small trees up to 5 meters tall
Fruits: Yellow to orange edible fruits, Edible raw with a sweet and sour berry-like flavor.
Health Benefits: Guava leaf extract improves blood sugar control, making it beneficial for people with diabetes or at risk.
Guavas contribute to heart health by providing antioxidants, potassium, and soluble fiber.
Guava leaf extract has been linked to lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels.
Guava leaf extract reduces the intensity of menstrual cramps, providing relief for women with dysmenorrhea.
Guavas, rich in dietary fiber, aid healthy bowel movements and prevent constipation.
Guava leaf extract may reduce the intensity and duration of diarrhea and has antimicrobial properties.
Guavas are a weight-loss-friendly food, low in calories and high in fiber.
Guava leaf extract has shown anticancer properties in test-tube and animal studies, attributed to its high antioxidants.
Guavas, rich in vitamin C, contribute to a healthy immune system, reducing the risk of infections.
Antioxidants and vitamins in guavas may slow down skin aging, and guava leaf extract may help treat acne.
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate