Health Benefits of Bitter Leaf

Bitter Leaf is an evergreen that grows in African and especially in Nigeria. It is great for the liver and kidneys and helps the liver produce more bile and also helps detox the body and because it’s bitter it increases appetite and also Bitter Leaf is antibacterial in action. Bitter Leaf has been known to heal the pancreas, lower blood sugar levels, and some call it a real cure for diabetes. Bitter Leaf works wonders for prostate enlargement and some say it heals prostate cancer. Full of alkaloids and other agents it’s also great for arthritis and other types of inflammation. And there have been reports that Bitter Leaf does a good job of lowering cholesterol too. And Bitter Leaf is good for the kidneys helping them to function properly.

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22 Responses to Health Benefits of Bitter Leaf

  1. Kingsley Kezinibe says:

    I have also used bitter leaf for the treatment of skin rashes/infection. By just washing the leaves and scrubbing the affected part of the skin with a handful …it really works.

  2. Nii handsome says:

    I do use bitter leaf to reduce my blood pressure . It works so fast.

    • jon says:

      How much did you use to achieve the level that helped you?

      • paulhaider says:

        I don’t have diabetes — I do take Bitter Leaf for good health and I believe in it’s healing abilities
        My sugar level runs a little above what it should but not diabetic and I also take Neem–I have a tree growing in the
        front yard and take that also.

        And I take Fenugreek and many other herbs for sugar.

        They are all good.

        You will have to experiment to see what works for you… each person is different.

        In Africa they use Bitter Leaf in Food… so feel free to try different amounts.

        Paul Haider

  3. Chibueze uju says:

    Thanks for your finding it is very cool

  4. Godfirst says:

    it’s wonderful

  5. Blesyn says:

    is ok to use bitter leaf as blood tonic?

  6. shikaan says:

    what is the side effect of mixing bitter leaf, ginger,garlic for cure of dysentry

  7. Amore says:

    How many glasses of bitterleaf juice is required daily, if you are taking it for overall health and wellness and not for any particular health reason (s)?

    • paulhaider says:

      Take the least amount possible – try 1/4 glass and see how you feel.
      If you feel good then don’t take any more… always go by how you feel.
      Some herbs work for some people and some don’t, always trust what you are feeling in your body.
      Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist

  8. blessyn says:

    can bitter leaves have any side effect if one is on any medication?

    • paulhaider says:


      At this point we don’t have enough research to answer that question – Make sure to talk to your doctor before taking any herbal supplement.

      Thank You – Your Humble Servant – Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist

  9. morjie says:

    Nice post. I’m actually doing a project in bitter leaf. Kindly follow back

  10. Enoch Tei Nyaunu says:

    my bp is soo high anytime i checked for over a period of six months, the lowest i go is 196/125. could it be normal and do we have such exceptional cases?

  11. Clement Isola Ojuowo says:

    When I used bitter leaf juice in the night it reduced drastically, the number of times I had go to urinate.Last night it was once as against five or more times of the previous nights and even days

    • Hi- C

      I recommend you go to a regular doctor and find out what you have going on —this could be caused by prostate disease or even diabetes so you really need to find out— this could be life-threatening … Many Blessings My Friend… Dr Haider

  12. Clement Isola Ojuowo says:

    Good day Dr Paul, Diabetes has been ruled out but BPH yes.

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