10 Benefits of Bitter Leaf

Bitter Leaf (Vernonia Amydalina) is one of the most popular medicinal plants we have on the planet. It grows everywhere. This wonder plant can be cultivated on any kind of soil.

What makes Bitter Leaf different from other plants is its bitterness. All aspects (leaf, stick, and root) of this plant are extremely bitter. I’m not surprised that few people try to avoid the harshness of the Bitter Leaf. They prefer frozen yogurt, rolls, chocolate, and other sweet items.

The bitterness of this plant is healthy for our body system. To me in particular, this always reminds me that life is not always sweet, it’s full of ups and downs. Seriously, I’m not against sugary products, but too much intake of them may damage our body system within a short time frame. Bitter herbs are very important to our body system, they neutralize and tone the vital organs (the kidney and the liver) of the body system.

Bitter Leaf is healthy for the care & proper function of the body system (kidney & liver). This is one of the main reasons why I refer to this wonder plant (Bitter Leaf) as a treatment FOR ALL kinds of diseases because if both kidney and liver are in a good healthy state, the entire general body system will automatically function well.

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Bitter Leaf plants contain Saponin and Vernodalin Venomygdin. For the Bitter Leaf plant to function well, it must be taken in a raw form. To perform this, plug the tender stem, wash with clean water, squeeze the leave in ½ cup of drinkable water, extract the juice, add a little salt to taste, stir for about 30 seconds, and your Bitter Leaf juice is ready to consume.

Bitter Leaf juice has numerous health benefits. The following are the 10 benefits of bitter leaf:

  • Stomach ache
  • Skin infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Loss of memory
  • Prostate Cancer
  • General-weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Arthritis

Stomach Ach

The Bitter Leaf cure stomach aches in a minute. To do this, plug the tender stem, wash, and chew for about 1 – 2 minutes and swallow the juice. Alternatively, prepare the juice as was explained above. This procedure amazingly brings immediate relief.

Skin Infection

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The undiluted Bitter Leaf juice is an excellent treatment for any kind of skin infection such as eczema, ringworm, rashes, itches, and pimples. To do this, simply apply the undiluted Bitter Leaf juice to the affected area daily until the skin infection vanish.


For the treatment of Pneumonia, warm the Bitter Leaf juice and drink a full cup 3 times daily for 30 days. NOTE 1: Always warm the juice each time you want to drink the juice. NOTE 2: Storing Bitter Leaf juice for 24 hours or more reduces the bitterness. It’s advisable to make it fresh each time you are ready to consume it.


Some diabetic patients find it difficult to believe the wonder of Bitter Leaf for the treatment of diabetes. In some parts of west African countries, Bitter Leaf has been used for diabetes treatment. Bitter Leaf reduces the sugar level drastically and at the same time repairs the pancreas.

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To treat diabetes with Bitter Leaf, cut or plug a handful of fresh Bitter Leaves and squeeze in 5 liters of drinkable water, extract the juice and take 2 glasses of a cup every day (morning and in the evening). Take for 1 complete month.


Bitter Leaf juice calms the nerves and strengthens the muscle. Drinking 2 full glasses of a cup daily cleanses the body system automatically.

Loss of Memory

Loss of memory is one of the prevalent ailments in our society today! Bitter Leaf is a better treatment for this ailment. For the treatment, take 1 glass cup of Bitter Leaf juice daily for 1 – 2 months.

Prostate Cancer

This ailment is common among people who are above 40 years old. The primary symptom of glandular prostate cancer is painful urination. Taking 1 glass cup of Bitter Leaf juice will reduce the pain and also increase the flow of urine. In less than 7 days, urine will begin to flow frequently and feel less pain.

General Weakness

For those who often feel extremely tired and weak before or after work, take (in the morning on an empty stomach, after, and 1 hour before you sleep) 3 glasses of Bitter Leaf juice on a daily basis for a complete 1 week.


For those who experience sleepiness at night (insomnia), maybe due to work stress, chronic depression, severe ailment, headaches, stomach pain, etc. kindly drink 2 glasses of fresh Bitter Leaf juice 2 hours before you sleep.

Optional: Add 1 - 2 spoons of undiluted honey.


Arthritis is one of the illnesses affecting people (most especially, older people) these days. To treat Arthritis with Bitter Leaf juice, mix or blend bitter leaf with pure lemon juice. Drink a glass of cup for a complete 10 days. This preparation is amazing in treating Arthritis and it drastically reduces joint pain.

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A Word From GeMe Treated

Bitter leaf can also be used & drink as tea! This bitter leaf tea is said to be very healthy & contains Vitamin C and other full of other vitamins and minerals that are good for the proper function of the body system (most especially, internal organs). It helps get the internal organ clean.

To make this healthy better leaf tea, used about 20 leaves for 4 dl water. You need to first wash the leaves, and pack them in a clean bowl. Have your clean water boiled & allow it to cool for a few minutes (2 minutes) and pour the water over the bitter leaves. Allow soaking for 15 – 20 minutes before you sieve and pore over to a clean cup.

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