The garden egg , also known as eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, copper and thiamin (vitamin B 1). Just as other vegetables, garden egg leaves contain essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in a good quantity which play important role in human health improvement.

These vegetables are known as natural blood plumbing vegetable especially when eaten raw, called
Akwukwo Aghara in Igbo and its seed is also called Mkpuru Anyara ,
Efo Igbo in Yoruba and Ganyen Gauta Hausa.

They considered as curative, as well as nutritious diet due to the nutritional contents that serve as medication to certain ailment and substitutes for medical supplements.

Garden egg leaves or African eggplant leaves contain Vitamin B, C, potassium and calcium which are beneficial to human health in several ways such as:

-(GARDEN EGG LEAVES For Cleansing Kidney)
1. Cut the leaves into pieces.
2. Rinse in clean water.
3. Put in a clean pot with clean water.
4. Boil for 10mins.
5. Filter it in a bottle.
Allow to cool and take a glass cup.

When you urinate check your urine. You will notice the salt in the body and some other diseases that can affect your KIDNEY will pass through your urine. It helps to prevent dialysis by the total cleansing of the kidney. These leaves serves as detoxifiers to the kidney and it’s more effective when converted into juice by boiling for few minutes and then filtering the juice in a container; this juice can be taken 3 times per day or more.

-Useful during pregnancy: We don’t have enough space to explain how useful it is for pregnant women. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients which make it is an essential part of the daily ration of every pregnant woman. Given the fact that the baby is taking much of the useful nutrients for himself, women often suffer from the lack of individual components in their body. So, eating this plant can be an excellent solution to such situations.

Garden egg leaves is a healthy vegetable for pregnant women because it contains a good number of vitamins and minerals that are required for an improved health condition in pregnant women and provide good development,
normal weight and prevention of birth defects for the unborn babies.

-Improves vision : The cream -colour flesh has a pleasantly bitter taste (due to the presence of small amounts of nicotinoid alkaloids) and spongy consistency for protection from poor vision due to glaucoma .

-These vegetables help in the prevention of cancer formation due to the presence of phytochemicals that fight free radicals that are prone to cause inflammations that might lead to cancerous diseases in the body system.

-Lowers Cholesterol : The fiber content in the eggplant also helps to lower cholesterol levels in the human body, protecting the heart in the process. It is used in managing obesity and reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood due to the presence of some micronutrients.
Presence of potassium which contains an important salt helps in maintaining the heart condition and regulating the blood pressure.

-Lowers blood sugar : It is a great dietary option for diabetic patients because of its ability to reduce glucose absorption in the body and lower blood sugar levels . It also possesses low soluble carbohydrates , which assist in this regard . Garden egg aids digestion : It improves digestive system , beneficial for constipation and ruling out bloating totally. It helps in controlling the blood sugar level because the vegetables are high in fibre content and low in carbohydrate. In other words, it aids in proper digestion , maintenance of the digestive tracts and constipation reduction .

-Garden egg leaves serve as blood tonic for people suffering from a shortage of blood or are anaemic. To get this benefit, it is advisable that one gets the fresh leaves, washes in neat cold water, slice and eat it raw. This has long been a miracle vegetable for anaemic patients.

-Aids weight loss : Nutritionists recommend it as a perfect food option for those interested in losing weight because of its high fiber content . It fills up the tummy quickly, and this subsequently reduces consumption of other high calories options. When it comes to weight loss, the green garden eggs works better. This vegetable also helps in maintaining a fresh slimmer toned skin when consumed in good quantity on regular basis.

– Garden egg leaves or African eggplant leaves is a nutritious vegetable that is commonly known
as blood tonic but the nutritional benefits are not just limited to that. They are used for preparing different types of foods such as Nigerian soup, vegetable yam, sauce and more.
The nutrients in the leaves are gained when eaten raw or used for culinary purposes, medicinal and curative reasons.

Stay Healthy.