Ewedu that is well-known as jute leaf, also called ‘Molokhia’ in Kuwait, is an existing food and grown by humans beginning 6000 BC and eating ewedu is very beneficial. There is even a legend that says the Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen, often eats ewedu. Ewedu is known in the world of research under the name Cochorus olitorius.
Nutrients of jute leaves
Some nutrients that we can get from eating ewedu :
• 20 calories
• 0.3 gr of fat
• 3.1 gr of carbohydrate
• 0.4 gr of fiber
• 1.3 gr of protein
• 87 mg of calcium
• 22 mg of phosphorous
• 1,334 IU of beta-carotene
• 1 mg of iron
• 0.02 mg of thiamine
• 0.04 mg of riboflavin
• 0.3 mg of niacin
• 10 mg of Vitamin C
• 48.9 IU of Vitamin E
The benefits of eating ewedu for health and taking care of the body can be proven through scientific research.
- Prevent aging
Ewedu is very good to keep skin stay young because it contains vitamins that are very important as an antioxidant. Essential fatty acids in ewedu can keep skin moist. Because it will prevent the loss of water through the skin, thus reducing the wrinkles that are the main cause of aging. Of course, we want to look younger than we should be, so eating ewedu is one of the alternative solutions.
- Ward off cancer
Vitamins A, C, and E contained in ewedu is the key to ward off tissue damage that can cause cancer. Inside, there are also antioxidants and lignin that can provide protection against the development of cancer cells, inhibit the incidence of tumors, and increase the life span for breast cancer patients.
Now studies have found ewedu is also beneficial in the fight against prostate, ovarian and colon cancer. Cancer is one of the dangerous diseases that can bring people to death. So, we should eat ewedu to prevent it from happening.
- Strengthen bones and teeth
In ewedu there is a very good calcium for healthy teeth and bones. In addition, there is also useful phosphorus to maintain bone density. Thus, bone can avoid the danger of osteoporosis. So, consuming ewedu every day will give health to bone and teeth.
- Reduce the pain
Vitamin E in ewedu can work to reduce pain, such as injuries, body aches, and other aches. It can also increase stamina. It is very beneficial because those pains will create bigger problems and disturb our daily activities.
- Stabilize blood pressure
Omega 3 content in ewedu has a usefulness in blood pressure when consumed. Disorders of the body such as dizziness can sometimes be caused by too high blood pressure or too low blood pressure. Omega 3 content will help blood pressure to be stable. That way, hypertension can be prevented and avoided.
- Lower cholesterol levels
Omega 3 content in ewedu also has other functions. According to the study, the omega 3 content in ewedu is also able to lower cholesterol levels too much in the blood and reduce the risk of heart disease. The content of omega 3 fatty acids can also be used as an anti inflammation in the body for gout disease.
- Prevent skin cancer
In ewedu there are antioxidant compounds that work to prevent the adverse effects of free radicals, especially on the skin. A body that lacks antioxidant levels can be a major health problem. Among them are skin cancer caused by uncontrolled oxidation process from free radicals. According to the National Institute of Health, ewedu can be used to protect themselves and improve the skin from damage caused by ultra-violet rays.
- Preventing acne
Eating ewedu also has many other benefits, namely to prevent acne. Acne is usually caused by bacterial build-up, dirt, and can also be due to oily skin. It will make the sebum substances in the body produce a maximum. Substances sebum is produced that serves to prevent the occurrence of acne and clogged pores. Even some studies say sunburned skin can heal faster by consuming ewedu.
9.Prevent prostate problems
In the ewedu content, there are essential fatty acids that are useful in reducing prostate problems and helping to prevent men from the dangers of infertility. Fatty acids in ewedu are also able to prevent the danger of gallstone disease and diseases related to the intestines. It can help the body remove harmful toxins that can attack the colon. In addition, its fatty acid content is also rich in fiber that can overcome constipation.Reduce interference in women when menstrual period
Menstrual periods in women or known as PMS (premenstrual syndrome). PMS is a symptom of a disturbance experienced by a woman that results in an emotional change. Ewedu has been proven as a powerful drug in overcoming the problems that occur from STD disorders and keep the menstrual cycle regularly. In fact, women who have experienced menopause is also recommended consuming ewedu. Because this plant can increase estrogen substances in the body that will reduce hot flashes and other vaginal disorders.
Solve hair problems
Ewedu is also beneficial for hair health. Because omega 3 in it can prevent hair from hair loss and baldness, and make hair stay healthy and strong. In addition, ewedu also can overcome dandruff that causes disorders of uncomfortable feel and itching. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of ewedu is useful to reduce dandruff and also produce sebum to prevent scalp exfoliation.
Improve Brain Function
Omega 3 contained in ewedu was also efficacious to maintain brain health, help nerve impulse, and treat nerve tingling. So eating it is strongly recommended for growing children to improve their brainpower.
Helps Lose Weight
Various substances such as fatty acids, omega 3 and lignans serve to reduce appetite. Fiber and fat in ewedu can make full all day. This is very useful for people who want to lose weight. In addition, there are also various other contents such as vitamin B, magnesium, and zinc that have a role in maintaining weight. So, ewedu is perfect for a diet program.
Respiratory distress in the form of asthma can also be treated by taking ewedu regularly. It is able to overcome the problem of asthma because it has the content is suitable to relieve asthma.
In addition, aromatherapy from ewedu is also suitable for treating asthma. In addition to asthma, the content of anti-inflammatory substances in ewedu can work to heal the inflammation of the lungs. Overcome digestive problems
Ewedu contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. The fiber contained in it can accelerate the rate of food through the intestine. Defecation becomes smooth and will not cause constipation. Fatty acids and omega-3s also protect the lining of the digestive tract.
More Ewedu Uses
Here are more health benefits of eating ewedu:
It help curb reproduction of coronavirus
Improve eyes vision
Accelerate the regenerate of body cells
Maintain the nail clean
Lower the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders.
Improve the immune of bodyCure Ebola virus