The garden egg , also known as eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, copper and thiamin (vitamin B 1).
Just as other vegetables, garden egg leaves contain essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in a good quantity which play important role in human health improvement.
Here are some of its benefits.
1. Cleanses the kidney
Garden egg leaf aid naturally in cleansing your kidney by filtering the blood and eradicating unwanted materials from getting into your system. They are more effective when consumed raw or converted into a tea by boiling for a few seconds and then filtering out the juice in a metal container; this juice or liquid can then be taken three times per 24 hours or more.
2. Improves eye vision
The cream-color flesh of garden egg has a pleasantly bitter taste and this is due to the presence of small amounts of nicotinoid alkaloids it contains. Its spongy consistency helps to protect from poor vision caused by glaucoma as well as improving overall vision.
3. Fights cancer
Studies have shown that Polyphenols in eggplant have anti-cancer effects. The anthocyanins and chlorogenic acid that are contained in garden eggs help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals thus preventing tumor growth and the spread of cancer cells.
5. Serves as a blood tonic
Garden egg leaves serve as a blood tonic for people suffering from a shortage of blood or are anaemic. To get this benefit, it is advisable that one gets the fresh leaves, washes in neat cold water, slice and eat it raw or squeeze it to get the juice.
6. Good for pregnant women
One of the health benefits of drinking boiled garden egg leaves in pregnancy is the provision of minerals and vitamins needed for a good and better health condition of both mother and child during pregnancy. This helps offer proper development, prevention of birth defects, and ensures healthy weight for the unborn child.
7. Aids digestion
It improves the digestive system and helps reduce the symptoms of constipation and gastrointestinal issues. In other words, it aids in proper digestion, maintenance of the digestive tracts, and constipation reduction.
8. Lowers blood sugar
It is a great dietary option for diabetic patients because of its ability to reduce glucose absorption in the body and lower blood sugar levels. It also possesses low soluble carbohydrates, which assist in this regard.