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Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by TrishaP(f): 4:32pm On Oct 03, 2015
I have been a regular user of this wonderful leaf and I've seen all the improvements in my body. So I had to share this with you.

Health Benefits of Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina)

 Bitter leaf plant

Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) is a vegetable used for preparing the popular Bitter leaf soupOnugbu, Shiwaka & Ewuro by the Igbos, Hausas&Yorubas in Nigeria.

Although this plant has been around for hundreds of years, only a few people know of its medicinal and healing properties.

 Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) as the name implies, is actually a bitter plant whose leaves, extracts, stems and barks are used for culinary,medicinal and curative purposes.  
 Vitamins in Bitter leaf includes;Vitamin A, Vitamin C ,Vitamin E, Vit.B1 and Vit.B2.
 
My grandma was a big fan of the bitter leaf juice, and on one of my visits she made me drink the juice to cure a fever. I hated the bitter taste, at that time, but when I realized the fever was gone, I humbly joined the Bitter leaf fan club ... ☺.... those grey hair on her head ain't there for nothing, Right?.


Bitter leaf and Spinach JuiceWell, To get the best results from the bitter leaf plant, it's best taken freshly squeezed from the leaves. 


 How to extract the Bitter leaf Juice

This can be done, the old school way of rubbing the clean leaves in between your palms with the help of a little water and squeezing out the juice from the leaves.

You can also use a juicer or blend the leaves with a little water, in a blender and strain out the extract with a cheese cloth, coffee strainer or a sieve with a tight mesh.

Bitter leaf juice on its own, is quite bitter and this taste might be a turn off for a lot of people.
 So to reduce the bitterness of the  bitter leaf juice, simply blend it with spinach or Ugwu (fluted pumpkin). If you still find it extremely bitter, then add some sweet fruit juices to it, such as pineapple , apples or oranges.

Dry bitter leaf is also potent, but has to be properly cleaned before use.

Some of the health benefits of  Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina);

  * It speeds up metabolism and therefore is great for weight loss. 

* Bitter leaf juice relieves fever and feverish conditions. Take the squeezed juice, 3 times daily until the symptoms disappears.

* It also helps to reduce high sugar level in the blood, and great for diabetic patients. 

* Squeeze the fresh leaves on your palm and apply the juice on skin rashes,eczema, ring worms and any superficial skin ailments, you'll notice a change in few days. Don't apply to open wounds.

* Bitter leaf is said to soothe and also cure pile .

* Taking a cup of bitter leaf juice a day, is a great way to detoxify the body of harmful toxins. 

* Bitter leaf juice nourishes the skin.

* Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) also cures mild stomach ailments 

* Bitter leaf juice is said to increase breast milk production in nursing mothers.

* The washed roots and stalks of bitterleaf  are boiled and the infusion is taking as a worm expeller. A cup of bitter leaf infusion taking first thing in the morning before meals 


* Bitter leaf juice is used by local women in Guinea-Bissau to contract the uterus after childbirth and therefore should not be taking during pregnancy  or if you're trying to conceive,because high intake might cause miscarriage.

* A cup of bitter leaf juice a day, energizes you...o yes it does.

Lalasticlala ishilove farano Dominique let's educate some people that this leaf is not just an ordinary leaf.

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by DjAndroid: 4:36pm On Oct 03, 2015
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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Aitee1(f): 4:40pm On Oct 03, 2015
Iffa hear say something wey bitter get health benefits angry angry angry


Why can't there be health benefits of shawamma

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by toyb(m): 4:41pm On Oct 03, 2015
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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Tallesty1(m): 4:41pm On Oct 03, 2015
The thing too bitter joor cool

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Nobody: 4:41pm On Oct 03, 2015
Ok, is it with garri or semovita grin

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by dandostism88(m): 4:42pm On Oct 03, 2015
OK, thank u very much for sharing with us

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by geogino(m): 4:43pm On Oct 03, 2015
Makes a lot of sense. Pinch your nose to hold your breath then swallow the bitter liquid.

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by iykebest1(m): 4:43pm On Oct 03, 2015
For a moment I thought I saw verona.
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If u want to enjoy this leaf, come down to the east. Anambra precisely. Our ofe Onugbu can be sweet eehhh.

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by yomalex(m): 4:43pm On Oct 03, 2015
Yes o just took some with Rice


Add some Eurphobia hirta smiley

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by missKiffy(f): 4:44pm On Oct 03, 2015
It will be bitter sha lipsrsealed

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by subbieD(f): 4:44pm On Oct 03, 2015
Wow!!! Great,but don't you think a cup is too much? That leaf us very bitter na and a cup might be an overdose o cry

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by ril19(m): 4:45pm On Oct 03, 2015
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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Opinedecandid(m): 4:45pm On Oct 03, 2015
One of my favourite soups.

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by mhizzcutie(f): 4:45pm On Oct 03, 2015
It's sure good for the body..... I normally pluck some of its leaf,, wash and chew it like that. And guess what,,,, I enjoy doing it especially when I travel to the village.. . cool

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Nobody: 4:45pm On Oct 03, 2015
Tallesty1:
The thing too bitter joor cool

Try aloe vera.

At least bitter leaf leaves an after sweet taste.

Aloe vera just weakens ur taste buds. E bitter die.

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Nobody: 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2015
bitterleaf dey make prick stand welwel

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Gabbito44: 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2015
I enjoy drinking bitter leaf juice

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by kennysteve77: 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2015
Pls nominate me ooooo

Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Laveda(f): 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2015
Seriously I can't drink it...tooo bitter embarassed cry

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by McLove(m): 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2015
Thanks Op.. It is very sweet when you add it to efo riro... No winder the saying that Adun lo n gbeyin ewuro

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by sheylarhh(m): 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2015
I love bitter leaf and aloevera

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by yomalex(m): 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2015
subbieD:
Wow!!! Great,but don't you think a cup is too much? That leaf us very bitter na and a cup might be an overdose o cry
Nothing like overdose in this matter take it all in
Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Tallesty1(m): 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2015
kennygee:


Try aloe vera.
Nah.






Thanks
Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Sweetyie(f): 4:47pm On Oct 03, 2015
Olugbu my best soup grin

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by prodiG(m): 4:47pm On Oct 03, 2015
e dey purge o

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by emmanuel596(m): 4:48pm On Oct 03, 2015
grin grin angry grin why am I laughing?
Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Mwada: 4:48pm On Oct 03, 2015
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the wind of corruption started blowing during the shagari time, buhari try to halt it but Ibb sponsored it, abacha monopolize it. Obj came in and celebrate it while gej skyrocketand defend it, thank God now that baba buhari is here to bombared it

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Nobody: 4:48pm On Oct 03, 2015
bitter buh what you stand to gain from it, is sweet. shout out to Every lady out there who can prepare Ofe-onugbu (soup).

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by obaayo2: 4:49pm On Oct 03, 2015
According to a korean saying...'the best medicine is always bitter'



nice one,quite educative OP.

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Re: Let's Get To Know More Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf(vernonia Amygdalina) by Rushtec(m): 4:50pm On Oct 03, 2015
That was my project in skull..... Too much, if start d listing u fear. No side effect

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