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African Bitter Leaf

African Bitter Leaf

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Regular price $55.00 USD
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ABOUT THIS PLANT

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),
Native to: Sub-Saharan Africa
Lifespan: Tree/perennial
Growth Structure: Tall, upright bush growing to 20 ft

Fertility Preference: ★ ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Minimal care is needed once this plant is established. However, overharvesting of the leaves and fruit can cause flowering and fruiting to slow down significantly.

DESCRIPTION

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.

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