Wild Guava (Careya Arborea Roxb.)(باؤ کھمبا, بائےکھنبہ) is a species of tree in the Lecythidaceae family, native to the Indian Subcontinent, Afghanistan, and Indochina. Careya arborea is a deciduous tree that grows up to 15m-45ft high. Its leaves turn red in the cold season. Flowers are yellow or white in colour that become large green berries.
The bark is alexiteric, diuretic and anthelmintic; useful in tumours, dyspepsia, colic, bronchitis, piles, leucoderma and skin diseases. Bark after moistening, prescribed for emollient embrocations. It is also used as a demulcent in coughs and cold. Leaves are used as vulnerary and maturant. Leaf paste is used as poultice to heal obstinate ulcers. Flowers in sherbat or in infusion are used to heal ruptures caused during childbirth. Decoction of fruits is digestive.
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