Bitter leaf is a common leaf in Africa used for cooking various dishes and delicacies. However, not everyone is aware of its many health benefits. Bitter leaf detoxifies the blood, thereby preventing sicknesses. It is one thing to put it in your meals, but washing the leaf and extracting its raw, bitter juice is your best bet for getting all its benefits. Here are some of the many health benefits of drinking bitter leaf juice.
- It cures Insomnia: Bitter leaf juice helps in curing those suffering from insomnia. Take two glasses of bitter leaf juice every night, and your body system would be so calm you would sleep easy.
- It tones ups the liver and the kidney: The kidney is a very important organ in the body. If the kidney breaks down it would affect the workings of the entire body. Bitter leaf does an excellent job of taking proper care of the kidney and liver.
- It detoxifies the whole body: Bitter leaf is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals that detoxify the whole body and helps improve the Immune system.
- It prevents and cures diseases: The juice prevents diseases such as malaria, due to a component known as Natural Quinine. It cures sexually transmitted diseases (STD), helps treats Hepatitis B, cures intestinal parasitic infections and treats skin diseases such as ringworm, eczema and so on. It also cures cough, as well as tooth aches.
- It controls the synthesis of female hormones: Due to the presence of nutrients especially ß-carotene, it controls the synthesis of female gender hormones. This allows women to stay active, young, and healthy for a longer period.
- It helps pregnant and lactating mothers: Bitter leaf juice increases milk production in lactating mothers and is also used for the contraction of the uterus during labour. It also improves appetite.
- It prevents the body against pollutants: Bitter leaf is useful in protecting the body against pollutants that come from cigarette smoke and other dangerous gas.
- It helps cure memory loss: Bitter leaf juice cures memory loss even though it could be a symptom of diabetes or another sickness of its own. Still, bitter leaf is very good for treating this.
- It cures Stomach-ache: Drinking Bitter leaf juice is a well-known remedy for stomach-aches. It brings immediate relief and helps indigestion.
- It helps in curing Prostate Cancer: Bitter leaf is very good for curing prostate cancer. This form of cancer is common among men who are older than 40 and its symptoms include difficult and painful urination, amongst others. Bitter leaf juice increases the flow of urine and reduces the pain, and it regulates the spread of the cell.
BY: LAWRETTA EGBA