Vernonia amygdalina also known as “Bitter leaf” is a plant that grows in some parts of Africa, it is known for its medicinal quality in some parts of African , this green leaf plant (bitter leaf) contains high rate of iron. Bitter leafs are known for its characteristic of bitter taste which gradually produces a sweet test after eaten. scientist named this plant “Vernonia amygdalina“.
Perhaps, the most characteristic part of the Bitter-leaf plant is its bitterness and all the contents of this plant happens to be bitter: the stem, leaves, bark, and roots.
Some countries use the bitter-leaf mostly as a vegetable, while other country use it more as a medicine. Bitter leaf can be used to prepare soups and medicine in form of juice.
What can Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf) cure?
Bitter leaf has the nutrients that can help in treatment of
The liver as the most important organs in the body, has the duty to performs many vital functions in the body . As the largest organ in the body it helps in the production of “bile acid“, which is essential for fat “metabolism”. When prepared accordingly it can helps in maintaining a healthy liver, to help it function properly
IT HELPS IN CONTROLLING CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
It can help to reduce cholesterol in your body system when you add it as part of your diet,High levels of cholesterol can cause stroke and heart attack, This simply means, consuming bitter leaf would help to reduce cholesterol.
BENEFICIAL FOR FIGHTING BREAST CANCER
Research shows that Four out of ten women are at risk of developing breast cancer. In order to reduce or avoid the chances of developing breast cancer, it is important to maintain a healthy weight and to be physically active, adding bitter leaf in your diet can help lessen the risk of breast cancer. Also, bitter leaf increases breast milk production in nursing mothers.
BENEFICIAL FOR ENHANCING FERTILITY
Studies have shown that bitter leaf increase the chances of pregnancy among women who find it difficult to conceive, And this is because the detoxification power of bitter leaf helps prevent the pollution of the antibodies that fight diseases and initiate tissue repair also regeneration,this is known to boost the fertility.
IT HELPS IN DIGESTION
It helps the body with digestion of food and also contain fibre. bitter leaf can also be used as a purgative when stomach problems like constipation is being experienced. Bitter leaf also control the growth of worm.
IT HELPS IN DETOXIFICATION
Another importance of bitter leaf is its cleansing ability. Bitter leaf cleanses the body and can be used to cure pile.
IT HELPS TO RELIEVES STOMACH ACHE
It relieves stomach ache,
Almost everybody has come to the knowledge of this because it is a well-known remedy for stomachaches. All you need do is to chew the tender stem of the plant like a chewing stick and swallow the bitterness and the ache will stop within few minutes.
An alternative is to pound the fresh leaves in a mortar and press out the juice, Add a pinch of salt to three tablespoons of the undiluted juice and drink. You will experience relief within someone minutes.
BENEFICIAL TO FIGHTS PROSTATE CANCER
Research has shown that prostate cancer is common among men who are over forty years old. And one of its known symptoms is difficult and painful urination.
Bitter leaf, on the other hand, is very good for this ailment. It increases the flow of urine and reduces the pain, as well as regulates the spread of the cell.
To fight prostate cancer with bitter leaf, simply squeeze the fresh leaves in water and take a glassful four times daily while you constantly go for a checkup. You’ll urinate frequently, but don’t worry about that because it is part of the cleansing process.
BENEFICIAL TO FIGHTS PNEUMONIA
Pneumonia is a lung inflammation disease caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs (double pneumonia ) or only one ( single pneumonia)
However, the miraculous plant is powerful enough to combat this condition.
And tackle it, squeeze the fresh leaves of the plant in water and take a glass-full thrice daily. Always remember to warm the solution on fire each time before drinking.
Do not boil, just warm. And continue the medication for a month.
BENEFICIAL TO HELP INSOMNIA
Insomnia is a condition that promotes habitual sleeplessness. And as funny as it may sound, there are a lot of people experiencing this condition.
This group of people finds it impossible to sleep at night and no matter how hard they try, their effort is always met with wakefulness.
However, studies have shown that Bitter leaf extract has done wonders for those suffering from sleeplessness. Simply take two glasses of bitter leaf solution every night and you will experience a calmness that comes with relaxation and sleep.
I am Jackson Promise, from Owaelu Uratta Owerri North in IMO state Nigeria. I am the administrator of standcode on health nich , I graduated from uratta college on health science.
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