Nature has provided us with so many healthy options in the form of plants and herbs. Although science has discovered so many new beneficial things, but many plants and animals still have hidden health benefits that are not discovered by the researchers. With every rise of the Sun, there is a new discovery in science. The origin of most of the drugs is plants. These drugs are used to treat diseases. Scientists make similar molecules to those drugs and discover new treatments of different diseases. One of those medically important plants is Vernonia amygdalina, commonly known as bitter leaf. If you want to know the health benefits of this miraculous plant, you should spare sometime in reading this article.
Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) is a shrub or small tree that can reach 23 feet in height when fully grown. This plant is the member of the daisy family, that grows in tropical Africa. Its use is common since ancient times. And it has a lot of medicinal uses. According to researchers, bitter leaf has antifungal, antimalarial and anti bacterial properties. It has strong anti oxidant agents that are very good for health.