1.Lowers blood pressure
Research has shown that chewing on fresh bitter leaves or drinking juice extract will drastically reduce the amount of sugar in your blood and therefore help manage your blood pressure better as well as reducing the risk of diabetes.
Bitter lead also contains traces of potassium which is another good remedy for those suffering from high blood pressure. It works by flushing out the accumulation of salt which affects ones sodium levels and leads to high blood pressure.
2. Treats a bad stomach
When eaten raw or juiced, bitter leaf can be used to treat abdominal difficulties such as diarrhoea, stomach upset and gastrointestinal tract diseases like dysentery and other related issues.
To get the best out of your bitter leaf, get a handful of fresh bitter leaves. Wash well with little quantity of salt and water. Squeeze to extract the juice then take a glass of this juice twice a day to flush out your stomach.
3. Good for bones and teeth
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant mineral found in bitter leaf that plays a vital role in the body which is the maintenance of bones and teeth.
It also contains a trace of vitamin K which helps the body maintain healthy bones and prevents the weakening of bone tissue, also known as osteoporosis.
4. Improves metabolism function
Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine and it plays an important role in the metabolism of lipids, amino acids and glucose in the human body. Thiamine is an important dietary supplement occurring naturally in a bitter leaf that helps to oxidize fatty acids in other to produce the synthesis of lipids.
Bitter leaf is very effective in this chemical synthesis known as metabolism because it contains the mineral that plays the key role.
5. Fights free radicals
Another nutrient in bitter leaf, which is vitamins E serves as an antioxidant that fights against free radicals which have harmful effects on the body system.
Bitter leaf contains also anti-bacterial compound known as sesquiterpenoids that give the property of bitter taste.