Bitter Leaf 14cm


14cm pots.

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Vernonia amygdalina. 

Native to Africa, this small evergreen shrub is a valued food and medicine plant. 

The leaves can be used in tea and juices or steamed and added to soups and stews.

The plant has been traditionally used to treat stomach problems, eczema, rashes, nausea, fever symptoms and high blood sugar (among many others). It has also been used to increase breast milk production and to help expel parasites and worms.

The leaves are high in minerals, fibre, proteins and vitamins A, C, E, B1 and B2.

The leaves have anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties (among others).

The plant enjoys a full sun to part shade position.


Bitter Leaf 14cm


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