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Title: Health Effects of Psidium guajava L. Leaves: An Overview of the Last Decade
Authors: Díaz-de-Cerio, Elixabet
Verardo, Vito
Gómez-Caravaca, Ana María
Fernández Gutiérrez, Alberto
Segura Carretero, Antonio
Issue Date: 24-Apr-2017
Abstract: Today, there is increasing interest in discovering new bioactive compounds derived from ethnomedicine. Preparations of guava (Psidium guajava L.) leaves have traditionally been used to manage several diseases. The pharmacological research in vitro as well as in vivo has been widely used to demonstrate the potential of the extracts from the leaves for the co-treatment of different ailments with high prevalence worldwide, upholding the traditional medicine in cases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and parasitic infections. Moreover, the biological activity has been attributed to the bioactive composition of the leaves, to some specific phytochemical subclasses, or even to individual compounds. Phenolic compounds in guava leaves have been credited with regulating blood-glucose levels. Thus, the aim of the present review was to compile results from in vitro and in vivo studies carried out with guava leaves over the last decade, relating the effects to their clinical applications in order to focus further research for finding individual bioactive compounds. Some food applications (guava tea and supplementary feed for aquaculture) and some clinical, in vitro, and in vivo outcomes are also included.
Sponsorship: The author Vito Verardo thanks the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) for “Ramón y Cajal” post-doctoral contract.
Publisher: MDPI
Keywords: Psidium guajava L. (guava) leaves
Traditional medicine
In vitro
In vivo
Phenolic compounds
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/47391
ISSN: 1422-0067
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Díaz-de-Cerio, E.; et al. Health Effects of Psidium guajava L. Leaves: An Overview of the Last Decade. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(4): 897 (2017). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/47391]
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