Okra, a.k.a. lady’s fingers or bamia, is an extraordinary vegetable that contains numerous medicinal features. It can help you in the treatment of the following conditions:
Fiber – The high amount of fiber that it contains will improve your digestion and eliminate all toxins from your intestines.
Diabetes – It will lower down the levels of sugar in the blood and control the rate at which the body absorbs sugar.
Pregnancy – It’s rich in folate, that is extremely important for the right development of the fetus. It prevents miscarriage, as well.
Bones – It prevents osteoporosis and strengthens your bones, thanks to its high content of vitamin K.
Asthma – It’s rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which prevent asthma.
Respiratory problems – The leaves and flowers of okra are used for treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, and colds.
Constipation – it’s considered as a natural laxative which prevents digestive problems, such as constipation.
Sun stroke – Okra protects from the sun and stop sun strokes in the summer.
Colon cancer – Its high content of fiber lowers the chances of rectal and colon cancer. Okra will cleanse your digestive tract and the antioxidants will stop the free radical action.
Obesity – Being rich in nutrients and calorie-free, okra will prevent you from obesity.
Cholesterol – Okra will lower the levels of bad cholesterol and prevent atherosclerosis.
Skin detoxifier – Okra will repair tissues and cleanse your skin of toxins. It will reduce acne and prevent skin pigmentation and psoriasis.
Hair – Okra will hydrate your hair and prevent the occurrence of dandruff, by making it shiny and smooth.
Detox – Okra will flush out all bodily toxins.
Immunity – Okra will boost your immunity thanks to its high content of vitamin C, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and iron.
Eyesight – Okra is abundant in lutein, beta-carotenes, and xanthine that are of essential importance for proper eyesight.
Anemia – Okra fights against anemia due to its high content of vitamin K, iron, and folate. It stimulates the production of red blood cells too.
Ulcers – Okra accelerates the healing process of peptic ulcers by formation of a protective coating around the digestive tract.
Genital disorders – Okra increase potency and relieves genital disorders, including leucorrhea, gonorrhea, syphilis, and dysuria.
Proteins – The okra seeds have big amount of protein which makes them extremely good for vegetarians.
Blood network – Okra improves blood network and supports blood capillaries.
Probiotics – Okra boosts the good bacteria and promote a healthy intestinal tract.