The Amazing Benefits of Pumpkin Leaves (Ugwu)
Famously called ‘Ugwu’ in Nigeria, pumpkin leaves have different species yet the one we will discuss is the commonest one that Nigerians are utilized to, which is called ‘telfaira occidentalis’.
While many individuals want to cook it as a vegetable with every one of the sauces that assistance wet the hunger, some simply bubble and eat it plain that way or mix it into a shake. What ever the case might be, there are ensured level of different nutrients with any style.
Pumpkin leaves has a solid measure of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron, while as yet remaining low on the calorie front. Beside the vision benefits in Vitamin A that the leaves gives, there are likewise various skin benefits.
Vitamin C recuperates wounds and shape scar tissue, and keep up sound bones, skin, and teeth. However since the body can’t deliver this vitamin all alone or even store it, you ought to be reliably getting enough vitamin C in your eating routine.
With respect to calcium, your mom presumably as of now disclosed to you growing up that you require a solid dosage of calcium for your bones and teeth as a tyke. In any case, in the event that you are a female, it is imperative to devour enough calcium to help avert osteoporosis and keep your bones solid. There have additionally been investigations demonstrating that calcium may help decrease the danger of cardiovascular disappointment.
Press enables our muscles to store and utilize oxygen, and helps convey oxygen from our lungs to different parts of our bodies as a major aspect of hemoglobin. On the off chance that you’ve at any point heard the expression “weakness”, this can be caused by press deficiency.
Women and children specifically require a sound measurements of iron reliably, and these leaves help give that nutrient naturally.
1. Prevention of convulsion: The young leaves sliced and mixed with coconut water and salt are stored in a bottle and used for the treatment of convulsion in ethno medicine.
2 Lowers cholesterol: leaves has hypolipdemic effect and may be a useful therapy in hypercholestolemia.
3 Boost fertility: A particular study showed that pumpkin has the potential to regenerate testicular damage and also increase spermatogenesis.
4. It has a liver protecting effects.
5. It has antibacterial effects
6 .The leaves are rich in iron and play a key role in the cure of anaemia, (my mother used to mix the leaf extract with milk)
7. They are also noted for lactating properties and are in high demand for nursing mothers.
8.It has an hypoglycaemic (sugar reducing) effect. It is good for diabetics
9. Increases Blood Volume and Boost Immune System
10. The high protein content in leaves of plants such as pumpkin could have supplementary effect for the daily protein requirement of the body.