Bitter leaf is renowned for mostly it’s bitter taste hence it’s unique name that’s why it’s used in so many traditional dishes. This plant is commonly grown in Nigeria in almost every part of the country and known as Ewuro by the Yorubas, Onugbu amongst the Igbos and called Shiwaka by the Hausas. There exist a set of individuals that know of some of the health benefits associated with this plant. However, for the sake of those who don’t know, here are some benefits of this amazing plant.

  • It speeds up metabolism therefore it’s an ideal substance for weight loss
  • It aids in reducing high sugar level in the blood and is a great aid for diabetic patients
  • Juice extracted from fresh leaves of this plant can be applied on ringworms, skin rashes, eczema and any other skin ailment.
  • Bitter leaf could also serve as a detoxifier as it detoxifies the blood, prevents indigestion, scurvy and nourishes the skin.
  • Juice extracts from bitter leaf can be used to relieve feverish conditions.
  • Bitter leaf can be used as a home remedy for treating malaria as it contains anti-parasite and anti-bacterial properties.
  • Bitter leaf is known to soothe and also cure pile.
  • Consumption of bitter leaf or its juice aids in dealing with mild stomach ailments
  • Washed stalks and roots of bitter leaf can be boiled and the infusion is taken as a worm expeller.
  • This amazing plant is known to be rich in several vitamins of which includes, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 & B2 which are needed by our body.
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