This indigenous African plant grows mostly in Sub Sahara Africa.
Bitter leaf has proven itself to possess Vitamins and mineral salts including certain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which present it as a good herbal remedy to several health problems.
Though the taste is very bitter as the name suggests its benefits and efficacy is inexplicable.
Provided below are some of the diseases it treats;
1.Reduces cancer risk
If you have an idea of how dangerous cancer can be, then you would be quite happy to know bitter leaf plays another vital role in exterminating cancer.
Bitter leaf exhibit anti-cancer properties like andrographolide which has been proven scientifically to be highly effective in treating prostate cancers, breast cancer, gastric cancers, and colon.
Again, scientific studies have shown that bitter leaf can boost the immune system, curtail tumour growth and prevent the development of cancer cells.
2. It Lowers blood pressure
The bitter juice from the plant which relents people from taking bitter leaf lies the potassium constituent which helps flush out salts accumulation to protect the body against hypertension.
It also goes as far as decreasing the sugar level thereby present itself a good remedy for diabetes.
Pneumonia is the inflammation of the lungs caused by bacterial or viruses. The air sacs get filled with pus or fluid and are life-threatening to children and adults over 65 years.
However, this indigenous plant has the ability to fight pneumonia.
You just need to squeeze the juice into a cup and gulp it thrice daily.
Insomnia is a sleeping disorder when you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Treatment can help better the situation but ideally, this condition can’t be cured. Two glasses of bitter leaf juice before bedtime would do you some good.
5. It enhances fertility.
This happens to be a piece of good news to women who find it difficult to conceive, studies have shown that bitter leaf increases the chances of pregnancy owing to the fact that the detoxification power of bitter leaf helps prevent the pollution of the antibodies that fight diseases and enhances tissue repair.
Another extract from the plant called do tides initiate hormonal balance and apparently when hormonal balance is restored in the body, the ground is now set for fertility.
Another list of health conditions bitter leave works against includes ;
Those who are desperate to lose weight can also resort to bitter leaf as well.
If you looking forward to losing some pounds or burn some calories then bitter leaf appears to be one of the good home remedies.