Last updated on January 11, 2021
The leaves, which have a peppery taste, are pale green when fresh, and darker green when frozen, dried, or ground and dried is mostly consumed in the eastern part of Nigeria, it is used in cooking Ofensala, peppersoup egusi soup, ogbono soup. Also used by women after childbirth to enhance uterine contraction and expel retained matter from the womb.
As identified by researches, uziza leaf and seeds has great potential in the treatment and control of some diseases in the body. Such as
Preventing and treating malaria.
It lower blood pressure
It controls diabetes
It prevent hypertension
It improves fertility especially ovulation in women and penile erections
It relieves stomach pain and menstrual cramps
it helps prevent cancer
improves blood count
It prevent constipation
it help to treat diarrhea and relieve flatulence.
Uziza leaves can also be used to keep mosquitos away from home
Use in the treatment of rheumatism
Improvement of appetite.
Aid postpartum recovery
HOW IS UZIZA LEAVES AND SEED USED
1. You can enjoy this plant by preparing soup with the uziza leaves and seed.
2. The leaves can be used when fresh to prepare any meal by washing and shredding it first and then adding it to the food about 15 minutes before bringing it down from the fire or dried, grounded and then added to the meal.
3. For medicinal uses, the leaves are commonly consumed as tea by boiling the fresh leaves and drinking the water as a herbal tea.
4. Grinding up the leaves and seed as thinly as possible and then encapsulating them as a form of daily health supplement.
5. You can grind Uziza leaves and and add them to clean boiled water in a bowl.
6. You can also sprinkle the dried and crushed uziza leaves and seed Into your salad. Otherwise, you can also add the fresh uziza leaves into your green salad or stir fried.
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