Guava is a delicious, fragrant fruit, high in vitamin A, B and C, which also has hypoglycemic properties. The fruit is also used to make desserts, sauce, jelly, juice, sorbet, etc. This small tree is often found in gardens around people's homes. Its wood is made into tool handles. The tree has medicinal properties and is used to relieve gastro-intestinal pain, diarrhea and bacterial infections. The leaves and flower and leaf buds are made into an infusion. It is also used for itching, cuts, small sores and blisters. Various medical studies into the leaf extracts have shown them to be an effective treatment for certain gastro-intestinal complaints.