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Ugwu (Pumpkin Leaves) is that African leaf that has multiple uses and benefits. It is used to create a host of amazing soups for swallows and also to garnish a lot of dishes for the best tasting experience.

Do you know that asides from meal-related uses, Ugwu (Pumpkin Leaves) have some astounding health uses and benefits to the body? Here are 5 that we found to be amazing.

  1. It can be used to cure Anaemia: Anaemia is the shortage of blood in a persons body. Due to the iron-rich content of Ugwu it gives the body the right dose of iron needed to kickstart the quick production of blood.
  2. It helps to greatly alleviate the symptoms of diabetics: Ugwu functions greatly in the reduction of the sugar levels in the body.
  3. They also function adequately in the treatment of convulsion: In typical traditional societies, Ugwu leaves are slices and stored in a coconut and salt mixture for the treatment of convulsion.
  4. It boosts fertility: Ugwu leaves have been linked to better testicular generation and a healthy sperm life which is a leading cause of fertility problems.
  5. It works effectively in the reduction of cholesterol in the body: High levels of bad cholesterol has been linked to heart disease and fatalities. With a high intake of Ugwu, the cholesterol level in the body is reduced.

Incredible right? Add more Ugwu (Pumpkin leaves) to your diet and you will record a healthier quality of life.

 

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