- What is it?
Bitter Leaf, Vernonia amygdalina, grows throughout Sub-Saharan Africa from Ghana in the West to Kenya and Uganda in the East. Its leaves, which taste bitter hence the name, have been used medicinally for hundreds of years if not more. In the wild, chimpanzees have been observed eating them to combat parasitic infections—seriously! Nature knows how good these leaves can be.
- How should I use it?
Whether you use the leaves in cuisine such as soups, curries, and tea or ingest them via a capsule, the natural chemicals and alkaloids in Bitter Leaf can greatly benefit your health. In West African cooking, bitter leaves are usually washed and then added to stews featuring seafood, goat, beef, peppers or vegetables like potatoes, yams, etc. They can also be added to hot water and let to steep, making a tea.
- Facts and info
The leaves have been well studied and found to contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They have long been used to reduce fever, stomachache, or other inflammation. Additionally, bitter leaf tea can combat pneumonia. The leaves can even reduce the user’s risk for cancers like prostate cancer. Give them a try and your body will thank you. Through our farm partner in Ghana, Goldleaf sells whole dried bitter leaves as well as in capsule form for your convenience.
- Why buy from Goldleaf?
Goldleaf’s bitter leaves are fresh from Ghana and are only rinsed with cold water, never washed as with the majority of exports coming from Nigeria. Our bitter leaves have retained all their nutritional value whereas many bitter leaves on the market have already had their nutrients extracted.
Goldleaf Hydroponics works with a small farm in Ghana, West Africa, to bring the freshest, most diverse natural products to the United States and worldwide, including our Bitter Leaf Capsules. Our small family business has a close relationship with the farmer and crew of 10 whose passion is for growing and farming in a way that is harmonious with nature. If you have any questions about our products or farming practices, please ask and we will be happy to chat by phone or email.
Free shipping and discreet packaging are included with all African goods. We ship most of these items via USPS and in vacuum sealed bags. All orders are fulfilled from our Bloomington, Indiana, retail store, and usually delivered within 2-3 days. Enjoy easy payment online via credit card or PayPal with the confidence of an American business. Call us for payment by check or cryptocurrency.
Goldleaf offers retail and wholesale pricing for bulk African orders. Please contact us at 1-812-500-0423 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any special requests or for bulk pricing by the kilogram.
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This item is not FDA regulated. If pregnant or nursing ask your doctor before use.