Bitter leaves have a taste that many people can't withstand. However, this plant has impressive health benefits. This plant can be found in most parts sub-Saharan Africa. Bitter leaf is well known in traditional medicinal practice. It is believed that this herbal plant had been used in treating common ailments like: Diabetes, tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid, Diarrhea, gallstones and even kidney diseases, including the lowering of the blood sugar and prevention of hypertension. This plant has also proven to posses antibacterial and antifungal properties in it.
Relieves Stomach ache
Bitter leaf is a well known traditional leaf used for treating stomach aches. It can also help prevent stomach ulcers. The antioxidant in bitter leaves contribute to these positive gastric effects.
Treat blood pressure
A study reveals that the bitter leaf inhibits some processes in the body, and as a result, have a positive effect on high blood pressure. Its antioxidant can also help treat blood pressure.
Helps treat Diabetes
According to research, the presence of phytochemicals, vitamin and other nutrients such as proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, ash and their reactions together lower blood sugar.
It cures fever
Bitter leaf has flavonoids which have powerful antioxidants effects and can help in treatment of health issues including high fever. In particular, bitter leaf is historically known for the treatment of typhoid fever.
For traditional medicinal purposes, bitter leaf is consumed by chewing the tender stem of the leaf and drinking the liquid that comes out. Better still you can pound the leaves and press the juice out. Add three table spoons of salt and drink.
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