Guava is beneficial in the treatment of diarrhoea as the fruit inhibits microbial growth, releases excessive mucous from the intestine thereby helps to bind loose stools. The fruits are alkaline in nature that prevent the growth of bacteria, and having disinfectant properties. The phytochemical such as carotenoids, vitamin C and potassium acts like as disinfectants. Chewing guava leaves remove extra mucus from the intestine. Drinking guava leaf tea results in fewer stools.