Toxicity of guava

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

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DANGERS OF GUAVA

Can guava be toxic?

No, guava fruit is not toxic and can be taken safely in food amounts.

Possible dangers of Guava

  • It has not been determined in either study any toxic properties of this fruit. The leaves have neither proved toxic in experimental studies.

  • Some people may have contact dermatitis with the fresh fruit of guava.

  • The guava leaf extract presented toxicity in rats at doses of 5g./kg. Consult your doctor before taking guava leaf extract.

Guava for pregnancy and lactation

There are no studies on the safety of guava during pregnancy and lactation

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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