Cassava leaves are processed into a variety of cuisines. It can be used in making sauces or cooked as a vegetable. These leaves are rich in vitamin A & B1, fiber, protein, carbohydrate, and essential amino acids which make them very important in the world of health.
Below are some of the known health benefits we can reap from cassava leaves.
Traditionally, cassava stems, tubers, and leaves are used as medicine. A decoction of cassava leaves along with ginger or garlic can help restore our appetite. Simply consume it every morning before breakfast.
Increases Energy For The body
Because of the proteins and essential amino acids in cassava leaves, it can help in providing the body with the energy it needs. The essential amino acids help change carbohydrates into energy in order for us to have an extra boost of stamina.
Helps Treat Arthritis
For this remedy, we need to boil 100 grams of cassava stem, 15 grams of ginger and a stem of lemongrass with 1000 cc of water till the 400cc remains. Filter and drink 200cc of the decoction two times a day in the morning and afternoon.
Aside from this, we can also prepare about five pieces of cassava leaves, betel leaves and then mix and give a little water. Then knead until you make a paste, and smear it on the joints that ache. Use this three times a day.
Helps Boost Cell Regeneration
Present in cassava leaves are essential amino acids that play an important role in cell regeneration. They help in the repair of damaged cells and provide updates to the body’s cells to keep it functioning normally.
Helps Treat Fever And Headache
Cassava leaves help relieve fever and headaches. For this remedy, we need to boil its stems (80 grams) and leaves (400 grams) in a liter of water. It should be heated until the water is reduced to half and then let it cool down. Let it cool and drink the decoction.
A Rich Source Of Antioxidants
Cassava leaves are rich sources of antioxidants that help prevent and fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals cause damages to our cells, thus causing illness and premature aging.
Helps Strengthen Immunity
Due to its high levels of folate and vitamin C, cassava leaves can help boost the immune system and maintain bone health. Vitamin C can help destroy different kinds of viruses and bacteria.