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Bitter-Leaf and Its Healing Powers

on Sat 05 Apr 2014, 11:25 pm
Bitter-Leaf and Its Healing Powers

Health Benefit of Bitter Leaf




Bitter Leaf is grown in almost everywhere. Bitter-leaf, scientifical name is (vernonia anmydalina), is a very homely plant. Wherever it grows, it flourishes.

Bitter-leaf is called Onugbu in Igbo land, Ewuro in Yoruba and Shiwaka in Hausa. Perhaps the most distinctive part of the bitter-leaf is bitterness. Every part of the plant is bitter both the leaves, stems, root and bark. The Igbos in Nigeria uses the bitter-leaf mostly as a vegetable, while the Yorubas use it more as a medicine. Bitter herbs help to tone the vital organs of the body, especially the liver and kidney.

Bitter-leaf plant contains vernodalin, venomygdin and Saponin. Bitter leaves should always be taken fresh. Boiling or cooking reduces the potency of most herbs. The Igbos eats a lot of bitter leaf. But they often squeeze out the bitterness from the leaves before eating it. What is left then is mere chaff.

Please, know it that raw vegetables are better than cooked ones. And half-cooked vegetables are better than over-cooked ones.

Sicknesses and Illnesses Bitter-Leaf can help Cure:
The below are some sicknesses that bitter-leaf can help cure….

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Stomach Ache
Chew the tender stem of the plant like a chewing stick and swallow the bitterness. This is a well-known remedy for stomach-aches. In some cases the ache stops within a few minutes. An alternative is to pound the fresh leaves in a mortar and press out the juice. Add a pinch of salt to three table spoons of the undiluted juice and drink. This brings immediate relief.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Skin Infection:
For skin infections such as ring worm, itching rashes and eczema, the pure, undiluted extract of bitter leaf is excellent. Simply apply it to the affected part daily.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Diabetes
If you are diabetics, you should listed listen carefully to this good news. Herbalists have been using bitter-leaf plants for the treatment of diabetes. Bitter leaf not only reduces the sugar-level drastically, it also helps to repair the pancreas. Squeeze ten handfuls of the fresh leaves in ten litres of water and take two glasses thrice daily for one month this amounts to six glasses per day. And you will notice the real you.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Loss of Memory
Loss of memory can be a symptom of diabetes, or a sickness on its own. Whatever its nature is, bitter-leaf is good for this ailment. Take one glass thrice daily for at least two months.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is common among men who are over forty years old. It symptom is difficult and painful urination, among other. Bitter-leaf is very good for the ailment. It increases the flow of urine and reduces the pain, as well as regulates the spread of the cell. Simply squeeze the fresh leaves in water and take a glassful four times daily. Don’t be surprised if you begin to urinate very frequently when you must have taken bitter leaf extract.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat General Body Weakness
Do you often feel week and tired? Do you lack vitality and vigour? Then get a bitter-leaf and squeeze the leaves in water and take a glass thrice daily. Soon, you will experience a new lease of energy.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Stroke
Bitter leaf solution calms the nerves, strengthens the muscles and cleanses the system. I tell you that this works like a magic. If you have someone caged by stroke then try this.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Pneumonia
Squeeze the fresh leaves of the plant in water. Take a glass-full thrice daily. Warm the solution on fire each time before drinking. Remember, do not boil, just warm. Continue the medication for a month. You do not need to squeeze the leaves each time you want to drink it just squeeze a large quantity at once and add some honey to it. This will help preserve the solution. However, note that if you store bitter leaf extract for twenty-four hours or more, the bitterness will disappear.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Insomnia
Countless of wonders have been done by bitter leaf to people suffering from sleeplessness. Simply take two glasses of bitter leaf solution every night. You will experience great calm and wellbeing. You may add a little honey if you wish.

• How to Use Bitter Leaf and Treat Arthritis
Arthritis or rheumatism patients who have tried bitter leaf solution as described above attest to its effectiveness. It soothes inflamed joints and eradicates the pain.
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