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Did You Know Ewedu Plant Can Cure Dandruff?

Corchorus olitorius also known as the jute leaf is the second most cultivated vegetable fibre right after cotton. The jute leaf is consumed globally; in Nigeria it is cooked into a slimy stew called ewedu eaten most especially by the Yoruba people. The jute leaf contains a number of nutritional benefits.

facts about ewedu

  • It is made up of nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E which help in keeping the human body protected against diseases.
  • The vitamins also enable the production of collagen which is beneficial for the health of the skin.
  • The presence of Vitamins A, C, and E in ewedu also helps to prevent tissue damages that can cause cancer. The antioxidant in it acts as a shield against cancer causing cells.
  • Eating ewedu can also help with reducing the discomfort of menstrual cramps.
  • Ewedu is also beneficial for the hair. The vitamins in it protects the hair against hair loss and baldness.
  • Ewedu helps ward off dandruff.
  • The stem of the plant is used as a fibre for producing curtains, carpets and rugs.
  • Ewedu a common belief among the locals that consuming ewedu leaves, squeezed out with the stem, can help induce labour and also increase breast milk for lactating and nursing mothers.
  • Ewedu enhances eyesight and lowers the risk of eye-related disorders.
  • Ewedu is ideal for weight loss.
  • The vitamin E in it helps with age-related pains and provides stamina.
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