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Life Hacks 9 health benefits of bitter leaf

The below are nine reasons you need to incorporate bitter leaf into your dishes/lifestyle.

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Bitter leaf soup


Bitter leaf, scientifically known as Vernoniaamygdalina, also known as Onugbu, Shiwaka & Ewuro by the Igbos, Hausas & Yorubas respectively in Nigeria, is one of God's gift to mankind.


It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.

Made popular by it's bitter taste, it is used for preparing the well-known Bitter leaf soup.

This vegetable is extremely good for the body, health benefits include:

  1. Increased metabolism- This is particularly good for anyone who wants to lose weight.

  2. Relieves fever and feverish conditions- Just drink the juice gotten from squeezing the leaves three times daily.

  3. Reduces the blood-sugar level- Making it very good for diabetic patients.

  4. Cures skin rashes, eczema, ring worms- Due to its antibiotic and antifungal properties, it can cure skin ailments.

  5. Cures pile.

  6. Detoxifies the body.

  7. Increases breast milk production in nursing mothers.

  8. Cures mild stomach ailments.

  9. Acts as a worm expeller.

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