Christmas Bush also known as Ewe Akintola with botanical name Chromolaena Odorata has active ingredients which contains Phenol, Alkaloids, Triterpenoid ,Tannin, Flavonoid , Limonen.
The chromolaena odorata (Ewe Akintola or Christmas leaf) benefits not only farming but also the body’s health, as traditional herb medicines.
Chromolaena Odorata, like other herbs, has been in use by local folk long time ago when few people had access to physician and nurses.
Because it is very effective in curing many types of diseases, people back then used to plant and grow Chromolaena odorata a lot.
Here are the health benefits of Chromolaena Odorata leaves:-
It is very useful for those with Cyst .
Cervical cancer is one of the diseases that is very dangerous for women, Christmas leaf also prevents cervical cancer. Drinking tea from this leaf prevents people from developing the disease.
Prevent Diabetes and can also successfully treat diabetes. This leaf is best used for vertigo.
It helps to maintain the Heart’s Health. It is important for us to maintain the health of our hearts to make sure it can always work well. To avoid diseases that are related to heart health, take juice made from the Christmas bush once in a while.
Decrease the Cholesterol Level – For those who want to decrease the cholesterol level in their bodies, they can drink the Christmas leaf brewed water when the cholesterol level is increasing.
Are you addicted to beer, and you have already developed Uric Acid, increase in belly tommy, and decrease in manhood or can’t stop having back pain. This leafs is your best friend.
It also Decrease the Blood Pressure- Not only that it can decrease the cholesterol level, the chromolaena odorata leaves are also capable to decrease your blood pressure. This is especially useful for those of you who have hypertensions.
Maintain the Stomach’s Health- The nutrition contents in this leaves are very good for those who suffers stomach-related diseases.
This plant can be used as an organic fertilizer, biopesticide, and traditional medicine.
Water squeezed from Ewe Akintola is used on wound, healing it within three days without mark.
These benefits of chromolaena odorata exist because of the nutrients and substances inside the plant itself. So, there are many health benefits of Chromolaena Odorata leaves.
Get some leaves, squeeze out the juice and drink half a cup morning and night.
However, people with Ulcer should avoid drinking the brewed water from this leaf. This disease can not only send you to hospital but can also cause death.
It should be noted that excess consumption may cause allergy.
Pregnant and nursing mothers can make use of it too.
However, over time, people got use to chemical medicines and doctors, abandoning chromolaena odorata, considering it as weeds.
This medicinal property of this leaf is one of the best.
Culled/ Titilayo Kupoliyi