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Health Benefits of Fluted Pumpkin leaf {Ugu}

Do you know that fluted pumpkin leaves (ugu) have lots or benefits much more than we think?

Fluted pumpkin leaves are greenish leaf vegetables grown in West African countries.It contains Calcium,Iron,potassium,manganese.It is a good source of Vitamins A,B2,C and E.

It is called Ugu in Igbo language,Sokoyokoto in Yoruba,Kabewa in Hausa and Ikong-Ubong in Efik.

Its benefits include:

It improves blood production-The presence of iron and other important minerals in the pumpkin leaf contribute to the boosting of blood in the body system.It is always recommended for anemic patients .

It has been found effective in treating convulsions-It is really medicinal in treating convulsions when sliced and mixed with coconut water and a small amount of salt.It is really effective in treating convulsions in children.

It promotes fertility-It contains many vital nutrients and compounds and it has proven effective in its use to improve sperm count in men and the overall function of their testicles.It also improves fertility in women.

It is a good source of dietary fibre-It is a good source of dietary fibers which help in healthy maintenance of the digestive system.It reduces chances of healthy problems such as constipation.

It helps in maintaining healthy tissues,cells membranes,skin as well as treating wounds.This is made possible due to the presence of vitamin C in them.

It has high proteins which is needed for tissue repair and regulation of acidity of body cells and organs.

It is rich in powerful antioxidants such as hydrocyanic acid,resins,alkaloids and flavanoids which offer some anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits.

So you see,you should consume much more pumpkin leaves..

Do you know any other benefits of the leaf,please drop your comment below

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