These leaves that is mentioned above as the blood leaves is called BANABA leaves. Based on research, the leaves have been used to treat diabetes in the past. This leaves can actually be found here in Nigeria just that some persons have not been able to use for lack of knowledge as regards what it truly does. The good news here is that it is medicinal and beneficial to the body depending on what you want to use it for. Research has it that almost all the parts of this leaf is offers medicinal benefits but i will stream line to just the leaves.
Below are some of them:
- It is used to help get sound sleep, helps gets relaxed
- It may help to control blood sugar levels
- It may also be used to reduce heart disease risk
- It can also be used to increase blood level
Banaba leaf appears to be safe and medicinal as an herbal remedy But it is advisable that it is not used with other prescribed drugs.
These leaves can be consumed as tea; when you get the leaves, wash well, put in the pot with the desired amount of water then boil until the red color starts coming out, then you can drink and you can also add some milk to it before consumption and the consumption can be at night to achieve sound sleep as testified by some persons.