Bitter Leaf and Scent Leaf are popular herbal plants in Africa, specifically the Western part of the continent.
Bitter leaf actually has tonnes of nutritional benefits. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Scent Leaves can be homegrown or grown in bulk. They have a tantalising aroma. Perhaps that is why they are called scent leaves. In Nigeria, it is called Efinrin by Yorubas, Nchanwu leaf by Igbos, and Daidoya by Hausa. Scent leaf is enriched with calcium, phosphorus, carbon, iron, and vitamin A. Bitter leaf and scented leaf can be used in many ways. They can be cooked, and juice extracted from the leaves can be used to cure certain ailments.
Can Bitter Leaf And Scent Leaf Cure Diabetes?
When blended, bitter leaf and scent eaf can actually reduce sugar levels for diabetic patients. Yes, taking bitter leaf and scent leaf extract along with the normal routine diabetes medications will lower blood sugar levels.
Scent leaf is rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, and vitamin A. These minerals and vitamins play major roles in reducing the blood sugar level. It is also known to have antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is used in the treatment of certain ailments due to its anti-fungal properties. Aside from keeping the blood sugar level optimal, scent leaf also has other benefits.
- It generally improves heart function and aids digestion.
- Maintenance of the eyes Scent leaf is rich in Vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight.
- Scent Leaf extract can also be used in the treatment of stomach problems like diarrhea.
- They are also good mosquito repellent.
Bitter leaf has certain mineral compositions that can be of great value. Bitter leaves are bitter due to anti-nutritional factors such as alkaloids, saponins, tannins, and glycosides. These factors can actually aid in reducing sugar levels. Diabetes is caused by high blood sugar.
A blood sugar level of 126mh/dL or higher is considered high. The normal blood sugar level should be around 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L). It is important that we check our blood sugar level over time, as a blood sugar level below 70mg/dL is considered low. High blood sugar and low blood sugar can actually be dangerous. Low blood sugar can cause damage to your central nervous system. Symptoms may include weakness, lightheadedness, and dizziness. Headaches can occur from a lack of glucose, especially if you have diabetes. You may also feel signs of stress, such as nervousness, anxiety, and irritability.
On the other hand, high blood sugar levels can cause permanent damage to the nerves in your hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy) Permanent damage to your eyes and problems with your sight (diabetic retinopathy) life-threatening conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis.
So basically, high blood sugar levels can cause diabetes and there are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, in which the body does not produce insulin, and type 2 diabetes, in which the body produces insulin but it’s unable to use it effectively. Diabetes has been controlled effectively by certain drugs and adapting to certain lifestyles.
There are foods or plants that can help reduce the risk of having high blood sugar and regulate blood sugar if you already have diabetes. Bitter leaf is among those herbs that can actually reduce blood sugar levels. Yes!, that’s correct. Drinking bitter leaf extract or eating the plant can be of great help. Though there hasn’t been any scientific proof that bitter leaf can help reduce blood sugar, people have been taking this particular herb over the years and the results we’ve been observing are quite similar. Aside from bitter leaves, there are other plants that can help reduce high blood sugar levels. plants like cinnamon, aloe vera, bitter gourd, kale, spinach, sesame seeds.
So, basically, scent leaf and bitter leaf extract can lower the blood sugar levels of diabetic patients who are on their normal diabetic medication. Note that this mixture doesn’t reduce the blood sugar level, but it plays a major role in reducing the blood sugar level.