In many scientific studies and trails, water leaf showed that it can inhibit proliferation of cancerous cells and shrink tumors. Other studies have been focused on its cerebral-protective potential and it indicates that consumption of water leaf enhances brain activities and protect brain tissues.
Water leaf is also a good remedy for insomnia (sleeping disorder).
Water leaf contains more proteins than cashew nuts, more pectin (a food fiber that helps digestion) than apples, and also have high level of vitamin B, essential amino acids, omega3-fatty acids, resins, iron, calcium, copper, lead, manganese and zinc. It is also a rich vitamin C, A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, alpha and beta tocopherols.
The pounded water leaf is applied to soothe inflammations. An infusion of the leaves is taken as a diuretic. For prostate enlargement, the roots are boiled. The dosage is half a glass twice daily. Water leaf is good and safe for pregnant women and growing children, as it boosts their blood levels. Eating water leaf regularly as soup helps to regulate hypertension and diabetes.
While water leaf is very beneficial when it is taken as vegetable, dried herbs and infusion.
How To Make water leaf Juice
- Chop water leaf, both stem and leaves.
- Then put two or three handfuls in the blender, add one liter of water.
- Blend in same way as you blend your tomato or fruit.
- Sieve out the chaff and you will be left with a dark green liquid.
- Ensure you drink and finish the whole drink within 10 minutes.
Do not blend fruits and vegetables and then store then in the freezer for days. If you do that, you have already lost 60% of the active ingredients in the juice. So if you want to get a 100% benefit from your waterleaf juice, drink it within 10 minutes.
In addition, waterleaf is one of the best medicine against Measles in children. Pound a handful and add warm water. Strain and use as enema (pump) every morning for about a week..