Waterleaf (Talinum triangulare) also called Efo Gure in Yoruba Language is very common in Nigeria and grows all through the year whether in the rainy or dry season.
Waterleaf, as common as it contains a lot of Vitamins and Minerals that can improve the health, it also contains
healing powers that are mostly unknown.
In Nigeria, waterleaf is used mostly to prepare vegetable soups, it can also be eaten raw but to get the best of its healing ability, the waterleaf juice is best.
How to juice Waterleaf: Chop the stems and leaves of waterleaf and take some handfuls, put in a blender, add a liter of water and blend. After blending, pour in a sieve to separate the chaff from the juice.
Here are the health benefits of waterleaf you never knew:
Increases intelligence and assimilation : regular intake of waterleaf will protect brain tissues and improve brain activities including intelligence and good assimilation.
It shrinks tumors/cancer cells : scientific studies and researches have shown that waterleaf can stop the spread of cancer cells in the body and can also shrink tumors.
Treats Inflammation: when you pound waterleaf, it can be used to treat inflammations.
Contains Good Vitamins : waterleaf contains a high amount of Protein, essential amino acids, pectin, Vitamin B, iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Thiamine, Lead, Copper, Manganese, Riboflavin, niacin, alpha and beta tocopherols.
Treats Diabetes and Hypertension: a hypertensive and diabetic patient can eat the waterleaf vegetable soup regularly as it helps the body regulate hypertension and diabetes.
Assists Pregnancy and Childcare : waterleaf is good for pregnant women and children that are growing as it increases the blood level.
Treats measles in children : waterleaf can be used as an effective treatment for measles in children. To make use of this treatment, pound a handful of waterleaf and add warm water. Strain and then use as a pump for a week.
Malaria cure: if you are always down with malaria, you can use waterleaf juice which should be taken at least two times a week.
Restores skin glow : drinking waterleaf juice at least twice a week also can help restore the skin’s youthfulness in no time.
Arthritis treatment : waterleaf also contain properties that can be used to treat arthritis.
Eliminate insomnia : waterleaf consumption is an amazing remedy for the common sleeplessness that is called insomnia.
Treatment for Prostate Enlargement: waterleaf can be used to treat prostate enlargement by boiling the roots of the plant and the patient takes half of a glass.
Eradicate body weakness : waterleaf juice when taken can be used to build the body’s immune system by eradicating weakness from the body.