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21 Health Benefits Of Chaya Leaf

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Chaya, also known as ‘Hospital Too Far’ and ‘Miracle Leaf,’ is a leafy vegetable that hails from Mexico but is most typically seen in Nigeria’s southeastern region.

The Yorubas name it ‘Efo Iyana-Ipaja,’ and the Igbos call it ‘Ugu Oyibo.’

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Hospital Too Far is high in protein, vitamins, calcium, iron, and ascorbic acid, as well as being high in antioxidants.

It can be consumed by adding it to soups, salads, tea, or by squeezing it to extract the juice, but it should never be swallowed raw because it contains hydrocyanic acid, which is hazardous to the body when consumed raw.

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It is strongly recommended that it be boiled for at least 3-5 minutes to eliminate the toxins before consumption.

Because of its tremendous health advantages to the body, this plant has earned the moniker “God’s Gift.”

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Here are a few examples.

1.It helps enhance blood production and circulation and relieves anemia since it contains a lot of iron.

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2. Asthma treatment is aided by it.

3. It keeps you from getting a cold or a cough.

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4. It helps diabetics by lowering blood sugar levels.

5. It is a digestive aid, a laxative, and a treatment for constipation.

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6. It boosts calcium levels in the bones.

7. It promotes weight loss.

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It enhances memory and cognitive function.

It improves eye vision in nine ways.

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It also protects against varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

11. It strengthens your immune system and helps you fight illnesses.

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12. It helps to get rid of kidney stones.

13. It contains a beta-blocker, which helps to control blood pressure.

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It possesses anti-malarial, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal effects, among other things.

15. It inhibits cancer and decreases cysts.

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16. It helps to enhance the acidity of the vaginal to make it difficult for infectious organisms to multiply, which helps to treat vaginal discharge and infection.

17. It promotes the healthy growth of skin and fingernails.

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It promotes ovulation.

19. It increases sexual libido and enhances the generation of healthy sperm.

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It helps with memory and brain health.

21. It is useful in the treatment of insomnia.

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Here’s how to make a nutritious cup of Chaya tea:

6 chaya leaves are used in this recipe.

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2 quarts water

Preparation

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Bring a pot of water to a boil, then add the Chaya leaves and cook for 10 minutes. For optimal benefits, drink a cup of Chaya tea three times a day before meals.

 

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