Bitter leaf (Vernonia Amygdalina)


Bitter leaf which is known as vernonia amygdalina, is a popular herb in the Western part of africa, particularly in Nigeria. It is used in preparing various delicacies like the popular; bitter leaf soup.

The juice prevents malaria sickness due to the presence of Natural Quinine. Regular intake of this bitter leaf juice will prevent malaria sickness. It speeds up metabolism and therefore is great. for weight loss. Bitter leaf juice relieves fever and feverish conditions. It also yield the healing power of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD). The drinking of the bitter leaf juice daily and also squeeze the leaves and paste it on the patches and warts that appear on the skin will vanish in course of days. Its been used in people living with diabetes in that it helps reduce the risk of sudden rise in sugar level in the blood. Useful for treating of ringworm, eczema and other condition. Act as an energy booster. Also stimulates bile and hydrochloric acid production, stimulates nervous and immune system function. Interestingly, it also combats fatigue and exhaustion. Used in people who had common cold and even pneumonia. It helps prevent Arthritis or rheumatism in patients. It soothes swollen joints and eradicates the pain.
It increases the milk production in lactating mothers. Used in pharmaceutical medicines as anti-helminthes, laxative and fertility inducers- barren women. Helps to build up the immune system. Effective for memory loss and also for curbing Insomnia.

PRECAUTIONS: Bitter leaf juice is used by local women to contract the uterus and after childbirth and should NOT be taken during the first trimester of pregnancy or if you’re trying to conceive, it might cause miscarriage.

PREPARATION: Boil 3 cups of water. Turn of the fire. Use a small handful of the dried herb and add it to the boiled water to steep for at least 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONS:   As always, please consult with your physician before using any herbal solution.





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