Dried Bitter Leaves (Vernonia Amygdalina)
Bitter Leaf, scientifically named Vernonia Amygdalina, belongs to a family of Asteraceae. This small shrub grows in the tropical Africa and is commonly known as bitter leaf due to its bitter taste. This leafy plant is edible and used in preparing soup and other delicacies. It is also known as Onugbu, Shiwaka & Ewuro by the Igbos, Hausas & Yorubas in Nigeria.
Dried Bitter Leaves are filled to brim with many vital nutrients, compounds, and vitamins that are highly beneficial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Although this plant has been around for hundreds of years, only a few people know of its medicinal and healing properties. Luckily for you, we are here to tell you all about them!
Dried Bitter Leaves Benefits
Dried Bitter Leaves are known for their medicinal and culinary purposes. Dried Bitter Leaves have been linked to speeding up your metabolism, promoting weight loss, and can be made into various teas that treat a variety of common illnesses. Bitter Leaves are known in Nigeria for their therapeutic elements such as saponins, venomygdin and vernodalin. All of these antibacterial properties are useful in maintaining the health of organs in the body, promoting kidney and liver health.
Dried Bitter Leaves provide a rich source of vitamins and minerals, to include:
● Vitamin A
● Vitamin C
● Vitamin E
● Vitamin B1
● Vitamin B2
Dried Bitter Leaf Uses
● Dried Bitter Leaves are used for both medicinal and nutritional purposes.
● Cooking: Dried Bitter Leaves are commonly used in soups and stews. They are the key
ingredient in the Bitter Leaf soup, which is rich in nutrients (and it tastes great too). Dried
Bitter Leaves are also used to create medicinal teas and tonics.You can even add these
leaves as to your favorite dish as a nutritional garnish!
● Medicinal Uses: Dried Bitter Leaves can be boiled into a tea to reduce fever, and to
treat malaria, gallstones, diarrhea, dysentery, tuberculosis, respiratory tract infections,
kidney disease and to increase endurance. Rich in andrographolide to improve the
body’s defense systems, Bitter Leaves promote the production of white blood cells that
attack bacteria and other foreign substances.
Naturalike Dried Bitter Leaves
At Naturalike, we source all of our Dried Bitter Leaves directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We take the time to form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality product that we have become know to deliver. Enjoy!