Health Benefits of Eating Ewedu (Jute Leaves)
Ewedu leaf as the Yoruba’s call it, Achingbara in Igbo, Rama in Hausa or Jute leaves as in English Language all point to the same leaf botanically known as Corchorus Olitorius. It is a green leafy edible vegetable that is prepared into the delicious slimy soup called ewedu.

Published: May 18, 2018 || Krozx Border || Health


Ewedu that is well known as jute leaf is an existing food and grown by humans beginning 6000 BC and eating ewedu is very beneficial. There is even a legend that says the Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen, often eats ewedu. Ewedu is known in the world of research under the name Cochorus olitorius

Ewedu leaf as the Yoruba’s call it, Achingbara in Igbo, Rama in Hausa or Jute leaves as in English Language all point to the same leaf botanically known as Corchorus Olitorius. It is a green leafy edible vegetable that is prepared into the delicious slimy soup called ewedu.

Jute is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It also contains iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, proteins, fibers, Vitamins A, C and E, riboflavin, niacin and folate. These are nutrients that help the body to fight diseases and maintain good health.

Research has shown that the Ewedu leaf has different varieties that possess vitamins and antioxidant that are of immeasurable nutritional and therapeutic value to our body system. These vitamins are crucial in  protecting the body from degenerative diseases such as Cancer.

Previously, people still don’t eat it and only its trunk and fiber are used for making some products because people still don’t know the benefit of eating it. However, nowadays it becomes popular and people start to eat it because there are some researchers that say eating it will get many benefits for medical and beauty treatment. Here are presented the health benefits of eating ewedu.

Nutrients of Ewedu

Some nutrients that we can get from eating ewedu :

    20 calories
    0.3 gr of fat
    3.1 gr of carbohydrate
    0.4 gr of fiber
    1.3 gr of protein
    87 mg of calcium
    22 mg of phosphorous
    1,334 IU of beta-carotene
    1 mg of iron
    0.02 mg of thiamine
    0.04 mg of riboflavin
    0.3 mg of niacin
    10 mg of Vitamin C
    48.9 IU of Vitamin E

The benefits of eating ewedu for health and taking care of the body can be proven through scientific research.

Prevent Aging

Ewedu is very good to keep skin stay young because it contains vitamins that are very important as an antioxidant. Essential fatty acids in ewedu can keep skin moist. Because it will prevent the loss of water through the skin, thus reducing the wrinkles that are the main cause of aging. Of course, we want to look younger than we should be, so eating ewedu is one of the alternative solutions.

Ward off Cancer

Vitamins A, C, and E contained in ewedu is the key to ward off tissue damage that can cause cancer. Inside, there are also antioxidants and lignin that can provide protection against the development of cancer cells, inhibit the incidence of tumors, and increase the life span for breast cancer patients.

Now studies have found ewedu is also beneficial in the fight against prostate, ovarian and colon cancer. Cancer is one of the dangerous diseases that can bring people to death. So, we should eat ewedu to prevent it from happening.

Strengthen Bones And Teeth

In ewedu there is a very good calcium for healthy teeth and bones. In addition, there is also useful phosphorus to maintain bone density. Thus, bone can avoid the danger of osteoporosis. So, consuming ewedu every day will give health to bone and teeth.

Reduce Pain

Vitamin E in ewedu can work to reduce pain, such as injuries, body aches, and other aches. It can also increase stamina. It is very beneficial because those pains will create bigger problems and disturb our daily activities

Stabilize Blood Pressure

Omega 3 content in ewedu has a usefulness in blood pressure when consumed. Disorders of the body such as dizziness can sometimes be caused by too high blood pressure or too low blood pressure. Omega 3 content will help blood pressure to be stable. That way, hypertension can be prevented and avoided.

Lower Cholesterol Levels

Omega 3 content in ewedu also has other functions. According to the study, the omega 3 content in ewedu is also able to lower cholesterol levels too much in the blood and reduce the risk of heart disease. The content of omega 3 fatty acids can also be used as an anti inflammation in the body for gout disease.

Prevent Skin Cancer

In ewedu there are antioxidant compounds that work to prevent the adverse effects of free radicals, especially on the skin. A body that lacks antioxidant levels can be a major health problem. Among them are skin cancer caused by uncontrolled oxidation process from free radicals. According to the National Institute of Health, ewedu can be used to protect themselves and improve the skin from damage caused by ultra-violet rays.

Preventing Acne

Eating ewedu also has many other benefits, namely to prevent acne. Acne is usually caused by bacterial build-up, dirt, and can also be due to oily skin. It will make the sebum substances in the body produce a maximum. Substances sebum is produced that serves to prevent the occurrence of acne and clogged pores. Even some studies say sunburned skin can heal faster by consuming ewedu.

Prevent Prostate Problems

In the ewedu content, there are essential fatty acids that are useful in reducing prostate problems and helping to prevent men from the dangers of infertility. Fatty acids in ewedu are also able to prevent the danger of gallstone disease and diseases related to the intestines. It can help the body remove harmful toxins that can attack the colon. In addition, its fatty acid content is also rich in fiber that can overcome constipation.

Reduce Interference In Women When Menstrual Period

Menstrual periods in women or known as PMS (premenstrual syndrome). PMS is a symptom of a disturbance experienced by a woman that results in an emotional change. Ewedu has been proven as a powerful drug in overcoming the problems that occur from STD disorders and keep the menstrual cycle regularly. In fact, women who have experienced menopause is also recommended consuming ewedu. Because this plant can increase estrogen substances in the body that will reduce hot flashes and other vaginal disorders.

Solve Hair Problems

Ewedu is also beneficial for hair health. Because omega 3 in it can prevent hair from hair loss and baldness, and make hair stay healthy and strong. In addition, ewedu also can overcome dandruff that causes disorders of uncomfortable feel and itching. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of ewedu is useful to reduce dandruff and also produce sebum to prevent scalp exfoliation.

Improve Brain Function

Omega 3 contained in ewedu was also efficacious to maintain brain health, help nerve impulse, and treat nerve tingling. So eating it is strongly recommended for growing children to improve their brainpower.

Helps Lose Weight

Various substances such as fatty acids, omega 3 and lignans serve to reduce appetite. Fiber and fat in ewedu can make full all day. This is very useful for people who want to lose weight. In addition, there are also various other contents such as vitamin B, magnesium, and zinc that have a role in maintaining weight. So, ewedu is perfect for a diet program.

Cure Asthma

Respiratory distress in the form of asthma can also be treated by taking ewedu regularly. It is able to overcome the problem of asthma because it has the content is suitable to relieve asthma.

In addition, aromatherapy from ewedu is also suitable for treating asthma. In addition to asthma, the content of anti-inflammatory substances in ewedu can work to heal the inflammation of the lungs.

Overcome Digestive Problems

Ewedu contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. The fiber contained in it can accelerate the rate of food through the intestine. Defecation becomes smooth and will not cause constipation. Fatty acids and omega-3s also protect the lining of the digestive tract.

More Ewedu Uses

Here are more health benefits of eating ewedu:

    Improve eyes vision
    Accelerate the regenerate of body cells
    Maintain the nail clean
    Lower the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders.
    Improve the immune of body
    Cure Ebola virus
    It contains vitamin A, C and E, and these vitamins are key in the protection of the body from diseases.
    It is known to have skin beautifying agents as they tend to increase the production of collagen, thus keeping the skin firm and beautiful.
    It it a good source of fibre, which makes it helpful in dealing with weight management and may also promote intestinal health by helping with bowel movement.
    Ewedu leafs are also known to help boost immunity and nourish the body system.
    They are often used as a remedy for stomach related conditions such as dysentery and constipation.
    They increase the production of collagen in order to keep the skin firm and smooth.
    It is rich in beta-carotene for good sight.
    It has high calcium content for healthy bones and teeth.
    It boosts the immune system and nourishes the body.
    It has anti-aging properties that keeps ths skin looking smoothe and radiant.
    It lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and is good for heart health and diabetes.
    It can increase sexual Libido and aid fertility.
    It is a blood purifier and laxative.
    It improves eyesight.
    It aids and aids easy delivery in pregnant women.
    It controls infections like gonorrhea

Cautions of Eating Ewedu

Eating ewedu gives us many benefits. However, there are some cautions if we eat it too much or don’t eat it with the right dosage.

For Pregnant Mother

Even though there is still a little information about this, the pregnant mother needs to pay attention and avoid eating ewudu too much. Some say that it contains some compounds that can affect the pregnancy, so pregnant mother should consult it with the doctor first before consuming it.

The Hygiene of Ewedu

There are some bacteria in ewudu, and they are very dangerous if it goes into the body. They can cause some symptoms such as stomachache, diarrhea, constipation and other diseases in the body. We need to wash ewedu carefully and ensure it cleans before eating it.

Pesticide and Pests

The most important part of ewedu that we can eat is the leaf. So, if we use pesticide, it will be dangerous because its chemical compounds in there will go into the body. In addition, there are also some pests that always eat the leaves, so it will lose some nutrients.

That’s it for the health benefits of eating ewedu. It is very beneficial for the body. However, there are some cautions that we should care before eating it too much. Stay healthy and good luck.

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