The benefit of bitter leaf, a leafy green that is known for it’s high iron content. It is used for soups and stews in Nigeria and has been hailed for its medicinal qualities.
Bitter leaf as the name implies is a bitter leafy green or sometimes gray vegetable known in Nigeria as onugbu by the Igbos, ewuro by the Yorubas and chusa-doki shawaka by the Hausas.
Scientifically, it is called vernonia amygdalina and sometimes referred to as ironweed. Bitter leaf offers many health benefits including but not limited to blood sugar regulation, helping with repair of the pancreas and may also help reduce the risk of breast cancer amongst other things.
Nigeria is blessed to have bitter leaf growing any and everywhere. It is among the cheapest vegetables or herbs you can buy.
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