Nigerian scientists have demonstrated how bitter leaf could be used to help avoid kidney damage and boost kidney function.
Bitter Leaf grows predominantly in a range of ecological zones in tropical Africa (Farombi, 2003) has received tremendous attention from researchers.
How Bitter Helps Enhance Your Kidney Function
A study published in the Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences demonstrated that ethanol leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina ameliorate can protect the liver, kidney and heart of male albino Wistar rats against theobromine induced toxicity and modulates the adverse effects on lipid profile.
The extract in Bitter Leaf also protects against kidney damage by restoring to normal values the theobromine induced increase in the serum concentrations of urea and creatinine.
Additionally, the theobromine induced alterations in the histology of the liver, heart and kidney sections of the experimental rats were normalized following treatment with ethanol leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina(Bitter Leaf).”
Ethanol leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina has been reported to protect against kidney impairment and enhance kidney function.
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Bitter Leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) extract besides its hypoglycemic action, can protect against kidney impairments due to diabetes, but may induce dilutional hyponatraemia.
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