8 Health Benefits Of Garden Egg Leaf

Garden egg is a vegetable commonly consumed in Nigeria especially in the eastern part.

As healthy as the fruit is, so is the leaf.

Garden Egg, and leaf is very healthy and nutritious. It is also good for weight loss

Garden egg leaf is packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals which the body needs to stay healthy.

Though a lot of people are still yet to realize that the garden egg leaf is stacked with so many great health benefits, some people has gotten to know about it and are really pleased with the outcome of the garden egg leaf.

This article is to help you know that you shouldn’t just stop at consuming the garden egg fruit, but you should also go ahead to consume the leaf also in a very great amount.

Here are some of its benefits.

1. Cleanses the kidney


The kidney is one of the most important organs of the body and hence, should be kept in a very clean state.

Garden egg leaf aid naturally in cleansing your kidney by filtering the blood and eradicating unwanted materials from getting into your system. They are more effective when consumed raw or converted into a tea by boiling for a few seconds and then filtering out the juice in a metal container; this juice or liquid can then be taken three times per 24 hours or more.

2. Improves eye vision


The saying “the eye is the window to the body” is just so true. A man with a poor vision can easily be described as an incomplete man. In fact, it is widely advised to do away with anything, be it fruit, vegetables, or foods that does not help to improve one’s eye vision. And on the other hand, consume more of the foods that can help improve your eye vision.

The cream-color flesh of garden egg has a pleasantly bitter taste and this is due to the presence of small amounts of nicotinoid alkaloids it contains.

Its spongy consistency helps to protect from poor vision caused by glaucoma as well as improving overall vision.

And when one’s overall vision is greatly improved, the quality of his or he life is also greatly improved. Would you love to improve the quality of your life, consume more extracts from the garden egg leaves and make it a consistent effort while also taking it in the right quantities.

3. Fights cancer


Cancer is a very widespread disease that a lot of people are suffering from. There are different types of cancer such as the cancer of the breast, throat cancer, cancer of the lungs, etc. But whatever type of cancer it is, the garden egg leaf is very effective in fighting against it.

Generally, anyone will gladly do anything safe that can prevent you from contracting cancer. One should consume more of anything that has been proven to be a great tool in fighting cancer because in the past few years, a lot of deaths that is caused by cancer has been recorded.

Studies have shown that Polyphenols in eggplant have anti-cancer effects. The anthocyanins and chlorogenic acid that are contained in garden eggs help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals thus preventing tumor growth and the spread of cancer cells.

It was also shown that the anticancer action of anthocyanins appears to include preventing new blood vessels from forming in the tumor, reducing inflammation, and blocking the enzymes that help cancer cells to spread.

5. Serves as a blood tonic


A great number of people experience blood shortage and some even has this shortage if blood for a long time without realizing it. Blood is the mainstream for life. So we should always endeavor to have the maximum amount of blood at every point in time.

Garden egg leaves serve as a blood tonic for people suffering from a shortage of blood or are anaemic. To get this benefit, it is advisable that one gets the fresh leaves, washes in neat cold water, slice and eat it raw or squeeze it to get the juice.

6. Good for pregnant women


It’s always advisable that a pregnant woman consumes those fruits or vegetables that are rich in the right minerals and vitamins needed for her well being a that of the unborn child.

One of the health benefits of drinking boiled garden egg leaves in pregnancy is the provision of minerals and vitamins needed for a good and better health condition of both mother and child during pregnancy. This helps offer proper development, prevention of birth defects, and ensures healthy weight for the unborn child.

A pregnant woman who consumes a lot of garden egg leaves during her pregnancy, will not have to worry about giving birth to a defected child because the minerals and vitamins contained in the garden egg leaves aids the proper and adequate well being of the child even while the child was still unborn.

7. Aids digestion


Indigestion is a disease. The earlier we start to tackle this, the better for us.

Garden egg leaves help to  improve the digestive system and helps reduce the symptoms of constipation and gastrointestinal issues. In other words, it aids in proper digestion, maintenance of the digestive tracts, and constipation reduction.

The digestive tract should be kept free of any infections or abnormalities so as to have normal digestion every time. It should be maintained in the correct manner and when it comes to that, garden egg leaves are very effective and efficient.

8. Lowers blood sugar


Garden egg leaves are very effective when it comes to lowering one’s blood sugar levels. Having a very high blood sugar level is very dangerous to health and for some diabetic patients, it is always recommended that they consume the foods that can really help to reduce or lower the blood sugar levels in their bodies.

It is a great dietary option for diabetic patients because of its ability to reduce glucose absorption in the body and lower blood sugar levels. It also possesses low soluble carbohydrates, which assist in this regard.


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