Waterleaf (Talinum triangulare), is popularly called ” Efo Gbure ” in Yoruba dialect in the South Western Nigeria and it is one of those underrated and undervalued plants in Nigeria.
Some people even regard waterleaf as a
nuisance, a stubborn weed that grows all year,
though it flourishes more during the rainy season.
In many scientific studies and trials, water leaf showed that it can inhibit proliferation of cancer cells and shrink tumours. Other studies have been focused on its cerebral-protective potential and it indicates that the consumption of waterleaf enhances brain and it protects the brain
Waterleaf is also a good remedy for insomnia- a
Waterleaf contains more proteins than cashew nuts, more pectin (a food fiber that helps digestion) than apples, and also have high level of vitamin B, essential amino acids, omega3-fatty acids, resins, iron, calcium,
copper, lead, manganese and zinc. It is also a rich source of carotenoids, vitamin C, A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, alpha and beta tocopherols.
The pounded waterleaf is applied to soothe inflammations. An infusion of the leaves is taken as a diuretic. For prostate enlargement,
the roots are boiled. The dosage is half a glass twice daily.
Waterleaf is good and safe for pregnant women and growing children, as
it boosts their blood levels. Eating waterleaf
regularly as soup helps to regulate hypertension and diabetes.
Water leaf is also very beneficial when taken as vegetable, dried herbs and infusion.
However, juicing is the way to go if you want
the best out of waterleaf.
What is juicing?
Juicing is a process whereby you extract
vitamins, minerals and liquids from fruits and
To juice waterleaf, simply chop both stem and leaves, into pieces, in the same way as you do if you want to cook it. Then put two or three handfuls in the blender and add one cup of water. Blend in same way as you blend your tomato or fruit. Sieve out the chaff and you will be left with a dark green liquid, packed with vitamins and minerals.
Ensure you drink and finish the whole juice
within 10 minutes.
Do you feel tired and weak every time?
Are you battling with diabetes, hypertension
Are you prone to frequent bouts of malaria?
Have you been diagnosed with cancer or you want to prevent it?
You want a glowing and youthful skin
I strongly recommend you take water leaf juice twice a week.
A trial will convince you.
In addition, waterleaf is one of the best medicine against MEASLES in children.
Pound and add warm water. Strain and use as enema (pump) every morning for about a week.
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