African Bitter Leaf
African Bitter Leaf

African Bitter Leaf

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African bitter leaf touts many health benefits! Typically consumed as a leafy green vegetable, it can be put in soups, salads, teas, juices, and more, and it can also be dried and powdered. It's bitter taste is an acquired one, but the benefits definitely outweigh the moment on the tongue. 

Bitter Leaf has been historically used to for rejuvenation of digestive tract and detoxification.

Additional information:

  • botanic_name: Vernonia amygdalina
  • common_names: ["African Bitter Leaf","grawa (Amharic)","ewuro (Yoruba)","etidot (Efik)","onugbu (Igbo)","ityuna (Tiv)","oriwo (Edo)","Awɔnwono (Akan)","chusar-doki or shuwaka (Hausa)","mululuza (Luganda)","labwori (Acholi)","olusia (Luo)","ndoleh (Cameroon)","olubirizi (Lusoga)"]
  • fertility_preference: {"scale_min":"1.0","scale_max":"5.0","value":"2.0"}
  • growth_structure: Tall, upright bush growing to 20 ft
  • lifespan: Tree/perennial
  • sun_light_preference: {"scale_min":"1.0","scale_max":"5.0","value":"4.0"}