Do you know much about okra leaves and lemon? Has anyone ever told you okra is medicinal, can purify your blood and treat diseases? Okra is not only for soup, there is more to the leaves than just the green looking vegetable.
Okra or okro is known by the English speaking countries as ladies’ fingers. It is a tall growing warm-season vegetable that originated from Africa. The matured pods are used in making stew, soup, canning or boiled vegetable.
It contains vitamins A and C, rich in antioxidants, fiber and also good source of iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese. Okra also contains starch, fat, ash, riboflavin, and thiamine. The pods also contain vitamin K, folates, and even dietary fibers.
This vegetable has oligomeric catechins, and flavonoids derivatives, that help to prevent the high risk of cancer.
The leave will help to treat certain diseases in the body when you boil it together with lemon. Lemon is also another healthy fruit with numerous health benefits. (See the benefits of lemon).
Read this article to find out more on diseases you can treat using okro leaves and lemon.
- Add some quantity of okro leaves (10 -15) in 3 liters of water.
- Get 5 fresh lemons, cut into half and add to the water. (Do not peel, the lemon zest is important)
- Boil for about 20 minutes, allow it to cool.
- Dosage: drink first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach and at night before going to bed.
For treating Ulcer: Lemon and okra leaves water is another home remedies for treating ulcer. Drinking this water can also protect you from developing stomach ulcers. Okra contains glycosylated compounds that has inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori (the bacteria that causes ulcer).
Infertility: Are you looking for the fruit of the womb then go and look for okra leaves and cook together with okra. Or drink this water to make you highly fertile by causing the release of multiple eggs. You have to drink it after your period, and one day before ovulation. If you are that person that what to conceive then consider putting okra in your daily diet.
Diabetes Management: diabetes management is all about watching the level of sugar in your blood, and losing weight. This water has all it takes to help you with diabetes. Besides being rich with antioxidants, the water is an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. These nutrients takes their time to breakdown and digest. Making it an excellent pick for diabetes. Okra water can be a great option for blood sugar management.
Cold, sore throat and cough: if you have cough, cold or suffering from sore throat, go for this water. Okro leaves and lemon water is very effective when it comes to treating cough and cold. It contains antibacterial that helps in reducing soreness, vitamin C that boosts immunity. The mucilaginous properties of okra water promote a healthy gut as it encourages healthy gut bacteria and may soothe inflammation.
Diarrhea: this can somehow be a life threatening disease if not treated. It makes one to lose a huge amount of water from the body, leaving you completely dehydrated. Drinking the about water can help to replenish the lost water and other nutrients in the body. A glass will make your body feel better and you recover immediately.