Dried Utazi Leaves (Gongronema Latifolium)
Gongronema latifolium is the name for a local Nigerian leaf/herb commonly called Utazi or arokeke. A tropical rainforest plant mainly used as a vegetable, Dried Utazi Leaves are known for their medicinal properties. The Utazi leaves are broad, heart-shaped and slightly oval in appearance. This heart-shaped leaf is known for its bitter taste when eaten fresh. However, the bitter taste tends to slightly disappear when the leaf is dried. The Utazi plant is highly medicinal and is known to produce to numerous health benefits.
Dried Utazi Leaves Benefits
The Utazi plant belongs to the class of medicinal plants that are beneficial in preventing and treating certain common diseases and ailments. Utazi Leaves, can be chewed, infused or used for cooking. They are mainly consumed in the Western part of Africa for nutritional and medicinal reasons. Now you can experience the benefits of Dried Utazi Leaves too!
Dried Utazi Leaves provide a rich source of vitamins and minerals, to include:
Dried Utazi Leaf Uses
- Utazi Leaves are used for both medicinal and nutritional purposes.
- Cooking: Dried Utazi Leaves are a vegetable commonly used in soups and stews. It is the key ingredient in the Uziza and Utazi soup, which is rich in nutrients (and it tastes great too). Dried Utazi Leaves are also used to create medicinal teas and tonics. You can even add these leaves to your water for a healthy infusion!
- Medicinal Uses: Dried Utazi Leaves are used to treat symptoms of the common cold (i.e. coughing), intestinal worms, dysentery, dyspepsia, and malaria. The dried leaves can also be used in a tea to treat a loss of appetite. The vital medicinal ingredients stored in the various parts of the Utazi leaf can be extracted either by blending the fresh leaves, chewing the Utazi Leaves, or by infusing either the dry or fresh Utazi leaves.
Naturalike Dried Utazi Leaves
At Naturalike, we source all of our Dried Utazi 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!