Okra or Lady finger is a vegetable herb rich in nutrients and health promoting elements. This simple thing can treat diseases like Asthma, Cholesterol and Diabetes. Hard to believe, But it is true. Okra water is very beneficial. Let’s find it in this article.
Okra is a nutritional powerhouse used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Okra, also known as “lady’s fingers” and “gumbo,” is a green flowering plant.
Okra belongs to the same plant family as hibiscus and cotton. It is indigenous to regions around the Nile in North Africa and the Middle East. It was discovered dating as far as 3500 years ago in Ethiopia.
Nutrition value in Okra:
Okra contains vitamins A and C and is a good source of iron and calcium. It also contains starch, fat, ash, thiamine and riboflavin. It also contains vitamins, minerals and the antioxidants epicatechin, catechin, rutin, procyanidin B1 and B2 and quercetin. These antioxidants are capable of preventing damage to cells caused by environmental factors and stress.
How does Okra water works?
Many of you must be wondering, how actually Okra water works. The gluey lubricating substance present in Okra is the key factor of the treatments. It lowers blood glucose by stimulating the secretion of insulin from Pancreas.
Similarly in other diseases, it lubricates the organs and thus abides the growth of ailments in it. Now let us see how to make this Okra water and its dosage itself.
How to prepare Okra water:
Okra water has a very easy preparation which is given as below-
- Take 2-3 medium-sized Okra and cut its head.
- Now take a glass of lukewarm water and dip the Okras from the head side.
- Let it stand for overnight.
- Next morning take it out and drink in an empty stomach, or 30 minutes before the breakfast.
- You will notice that the water has turned gluey and tastes like raw okra.
This recipe is very efficient to cure blood sugar, asthma and lowers down cholesterol level too.
Some people prefer to cut the okra into thin slices instead of soaking the pods whole. If you are going to prepare okra water this way, be prepared for a drink that is slightly bitter.
Okra water is very beneficial for Asthma, Diabetes and Cholesterol. A person suffering from any of these health issues, must give a try to Okra water. Take care and live well!
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