Bitter leaf And Its Importance

Bitter leaf is one of the common vegetables in Africa popularly known as Onugbu in igbo, Gbure in yoruba and Shakwa shuwaka in hausa.  This vegetable is highly medicinal and can be used to cure diseases and also helps to keep the body in good health condition. The important thing this vegetable does is to clean the blood, and prevents sickness by drinking the juice. Bitterleaf has very important and special properties which are of a great benefit to the body.

                  Benefits Of Bitter Leaf Juice

Bitter leaf is used to protect the body against pollutants from cigarette smoke and dangerous gas, especially or smokers.

Bitterleaf  juice prevents malaria due to the presence of Natural Quinine.

It also cures Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD).

Squeezing the leaves and putting it on the patches/ warts that appear on the skin, will make it vanish in course of days.

Bitter leaf is also good for the treatment of ringworm, eczema and other diseases squeeze and paste it regularly on the affected areas, and also drink the bitter leaf juice, to cleanse it from inside the body.

It is used for curing loss of memory which could be a symptom of diabetes.

For one who lacks vitality and vigor, drinking a glass 3 times daily, would help.

Bitter leaf juice is also good for the treatment of strokes, it strengthens the muscle and cleanses the system.

Warm bitter leaf juice is very good for treating pneumonia

Bitter Leaf helps women having problems with conception.

Taking two glasses of bitter leaf juice every night, helps ease insomnia.

Bitterleaf  soothes swollen joints and eradicates the pain, especially Arthritis or Rheumatism

Chewing the tender stem and swallowing the juice is a remedy for stomach aches.


Bitter leaf soup

                 Bitter leaf Side Effects

It is advisable not to use this vegetable when a person has an allergic reaction. If taken too much, Bitter leaf juice will in the process cause the following:

High Blood pressure.

Heart problems.

Increase of glucose level in a blood.