When it comes to bitter leaf, a lot of people prefer cooking it with assorted healthy fishes and meats and ingested with solid morsels like pounded yam, semo or “Amala” instead of extracting the juicy or liquid content of the leaf and taking as a drink due to its bitter taste which quickly fade off on the tongue, and is replaced by a sweet taste that is friendly to the tongue.
However, bitter leaf contains a wide-range of powerful organic substances that are good for the body, and in this post, I want to briefly discuss some of the medical advise on things that regular intake of bitter leaf can help prevent prevent or manage according to WebMD & MedicalNewsToday.
The active stabilizing substances in bitter leaf are thought to penetrate the stomach, whether it is eaten raw or cooked, and help relieve stomach discomfort.
The rich mineral & antioxidant content of the leaf makes it beneficial against gastrointestinal infections as well as the abnormal growth of worms in the stomach, both of which can cause discomfort there. These benefits are attainable thanks to the leaf’s high concentration of active minerals and antioxidants.
Consuming bitter leaves regularly can help a person whose immune system is already weak. When digested, the vitamins and minerals in bitter leaves become available to the body, facilitating the production of the body’s white blood cells.
In addition to protecting the prostate against free radicals that can cause damage and stimulate the growth of malignant cells, bitter leaf’s potent antioxidants also eliminate these harmful byproducts of the body’s normal functions.
Prostate cancer can be averted with the use of antioxidants, which work by halting the proliferation of cells in the prostate.
A reduction in the likelihood of developing internal infections is a fourth important advantage of taking bitter herbs. Its potent chemicals seek out and neutralize harmful toxins in the body, making them easier to flush out of the system.
More importantly, the elimination of inflamed tissues and organs results from the death of specific types of bacteria in the body.
When digested, the butter leaf’s components help reduce blood sugar by stimulating the production of molecules that can either flush sugar from the body or use it for energy. Sugar decomposition results in this process.