Ishi, my youngest was diagnosed of asthma when she was only 4 months old and unfortunately had been in and out of the hospital after that. We have found a solution that relieves her from coughing so much and that is the Malunggay Juice that she drinks, 8oz, 3x a day, morning-noon-bedtime. Downside is, our tree has no more leaves for the past days, even at my parents’ house. We would sometimes ask the neighbors if they can spare, but most of the time, there’s none. So I had to find an alternative.
Just the other day, the lady who does my nails mentioned that “talbos ng bayabas (immature guava leaves)” is a good remedy for cough. Just smash the leaves and get the juice extract.
Being “sigurista” that I am, I checked the Internet first and yes, the lady was right. One of the many returns that I got so far says that
Juice of raw and immature guavas or decoction of guava-leaves is very helpful in giving relief in cough and cold by loosening cough, reducing mucus, disinfecting the respiratory tract, throat and lungs and inhibiting microbial activity due to its astringent properties. Guava is one of richest in vitamin-C and iron which are proven to be preventive against cold and viral infections. In some areas in India, roasted ripe guava is used as a remedy against extreme cases of cough and cold and congestion. – Organicfacts.com
I picked some “talbos” the other day, followed the instructions and gave it to my bunso, unfortunately, she didn’t like it. She had the first spoonful but later on refused to have the next ones this evening.
Yesterday, before getting off from work, I asked our Gardener at work if he could please pick some Malunggay leaves for me to take home and he gladly did. Tonight, Ishi again had her bottle of Malunggay Juice after a week of not having it. I just hope that by the time she finishes what I got, our tree will again blossom.
By doing the above, I also learned that there are a lot of health benefits that guava gives us. Click here and learn more.