Health Benefits of Bitter-Leaf

This kind of leaf is very familiar to some people but others may not have any idea about this wonder leaf. Bitter-leaf can grow anywhere unlike other leaves that only grow in certain places and temperature. These leaves flourishes anywhere they grow. They add beauty to all places where they are present. The most distinctive characteristic of this plant is its bitterness. Every part of this plant is bitter starting from the leaves to its roots. The bitterness of this plant is actually good for the body. It has a lot of health benefits to people. The plant can remind people that life is not always sweet; it takes to taste bitterness before you can achieve sweetness. This plant is very useful in toning the vital organs of the body especially the liver and the kidney.

The liver is one of the most important organs of the body. It has a lot of vital functions that is needed for normal functioning of the whole system of the body. Without the liver all major process in the body will be paralyze. The liver is known as the largest organ inside the body. It has an approximate weight of 1-3 kg in an average adult individual. There are a lot of major functions that the liver should do every day and this includes the production of bile acid that helps in fat metabolism.

Without the liver fats will not be digested inside the body to be use as energy. Bitter-leaf can be very helpful in maintaining the livers optimum health to release bile acid every time people eat fatty foods. Another major function of the liver is the production of glycogen. Glycogen is stored energy that is release in times of low level of glucose especially for people who do fasting.

The liver should be well taken care of by using bitter-leaf. Once the liver is been damage it can’t be restored into its normal function. People with liver problems can boil a bitter-leaf and drink a glass of it every day.

Another very vital organ inside the body is the kidney. Kidney helps in the excretion of waste products inside the body. If the normal function of the kidney breakdown there will great huge problem inside the body. Bitter-leaf a natural herb that is useful in taking care of the kidney and the liver.

Diabetic patient can also use bitter-leaf as one of their medication to prevent high sugar level in the blood. It will not only lower the sugar level in the blood but also repair impaired pancreas. As you all know pancreas is the organ responsible for the production of insulin for glucose to reach each cell to use by the body as energy. Impaired pancreas does not release the right amount of insulin to maintain the right sugar level in the blood. Bitter-leaf is a real wonder of nature. You can take the benefit of this amazing plant by squeezing its leaves in ten litters of water.


  1. paa kwasi Reply
    August 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Good stuff. paa kwasi

  2. Jess.Africa. Reply
    October 12, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Bitter leaf have really help me greatly in weight loss. May God bless the scientist that discovered this secret. Jess. Africa.

  3. Williams Victoria Reply
    February 13, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I love this article, kudos to the writer!

  4. Michael Reply
    July 23, 2012 at 2:23 am

    This wonder herb is helping me in no small way, in short I love it….!

  5. dorcas Reply
    August 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm


  6. musa wahab Reply
    August 10, 2012 at 3:51 am

    without boiling the leaves, can one wash them and take it with little or no water/quite an interesting article

  7. TOSIN Reply
    August 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm


  8. Dare Reply
    September 3, 2012 at 4:10 am

    This is very good, but please help us gather more about this plant.

  9. Muhammad Kutama Reply
    September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    This article enlightened me a lot, bitter leaf now becomes my favorite juice and part of my every meal.

  10. Saadatu Reply
    October 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Very useful website!

  11. kelly williams Reply
    October 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I believe the leaf do help because of it bitterness and I am going to give it a try if I have the chance.

  12. Mr Steve Reply
    November 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Scientific quotation should be added

  13. Tina Reply
    December 28, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Where can I buy bitter leaf in the United States. Thanks for your reply in advance.

  14. Chris Enakhena Reply
    February 1, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Nice one, thanks a lot for this valuable information!

  15. Anonymous Reply
    March 5, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Kudos for your explanation. I’ve ben using it raw. But can one drink raw bitter-leaf water while on drugs. Thanks!

  16. Martins Victoria Reply
    April 17, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Bitter leaf stick is also good for pregnancy especially during first trimester. Chewing it regularly helps to stop irritation of mouth.

  17. Piero Reply
    May 18, 2013 at 2:03 am

    There is no scientific basis for your claims. Half of your article ended up talking about the liver rather than the benefits of bitter-leaf. What is the botanical name of bitter-leaf?

  18. Akeem Abdulsalam Reply
    May 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    The article is rewarding and inspirational. But in order to understand the workings of this wonder leaf, there is need to include its properties i.e. vitamins etc. Thank you.

  19. Ebele Reply
    May 13, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Thank you so much for this helpful tip. Please, does bitter-leaf has any side effects on patients with diabetes type 1?

  20. Anonymous Reply
    July 14, 2014 at 3:44 am

    This article is very educating and has really helped me in finding solution to what I seek.

  21. Atselefun Tetsoma Reply
    August 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I am blessed by this article. This natural herb called bitter-leaf gave me instant cure from long term itching.

  22. George Newman Reply
    August 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Very instructive article, thanks for educating me more on this topic.

  23. Chybrite Reply
    October 30, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Nice one! A wonderful creation!

  24. Mitch Reply
    May 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I just started this but I am already convinced that I am on the right track to getting what I want.

  25. Gbolade Reply
    June 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    The article provides good information about the bitter leaf!

  26. Jadesola Reply
    July 13, 2015 at 8:48 am

    This article is excellent! It really is very helpful to me. I got to know and understand what I was formerly ignorant of. Great!

  27. Umar Mukhtar Reply
    August 13, 2015 at 12:37 am

    This leaf (bitter leaf) is amazing. It is available, affordable and very easy to prepare. You won't believe its importance until you try it.

  28. Gayathri Reply
    October 8, 2015 at 10:06 am

    It is really great information about bitter leaves and hats off to the writer…

  29. rosemary Reply
    November 8, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Truly appreciate your write up. Thank you.

  30. IOU Reply
    November 13, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Good article

  31. idris Reply
    May 6, 2016 at 3:18 am

    It really takes bitterness to enjoying sweetness…

  32. Aminu Ado Reply
    November 22, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Very important article on health. Also am using this and I planted it at my garden.

  33. Kemi Reply
    December 3, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Nice one. I will try it…

  34. Anonymous Reply
    January 6, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Very informative.

  35. Adedeji Reply
    July 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Good article very educative and informative. God created the herbs for people to discover their uses and efficacy. I confirm the correctness of the claims of the author from using the bitterleaf for over two years. No scientific proof is necessary. I drink the juice and chew the leaf.

  36. Liz Reply
    April 27, 2016 at 1:14 am

    It is a life saving publication!

  37. Moshood Reply
    May 28, 2016 at 4:27 am

    It's amazing. I have just planted it in my garden.

  38. lilian Reply
    June 17, 2016 at 4:16 am

    I love your article, l want to know if the bitter leave juice is not boil, does it have effect on the liver and kidney?

  39. Oluseye Reply
    June 24, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Nice info. I have seen my own stout with benefits.

  40. Haruna Reply
    February 27, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Thanks Perry, your write up is educative!

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