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Cassava leaves

Edible cassava leaves (Manihot esculenta) were consumed as vegetables for their bioactive compounds. The leaves are consumed as tea in Japan and believed to be medicinal for the treatment of diabetes and help to reduce the risk of colon cancer

Cassava leaves are a rich source of protein, minerals, and vitamins. Cassava leaf also contains high amount of vitamin C and folate which are good immunostimulant; it boosts the immune system; cassava leaf prevents disease by preventing harmful microorganisms from entering the body. The leaves are an excellent source of antioxidative polyphenolics.

Cassava leaves are used to treat headaches, fevers, diarrhea, rheumatic diseases, inflammation and gastritis for many centuries because of their antioxidant properties.

Cassava leaf is a good remedy for diabetes because it contains a lot of fiber that helps slow the rate of absorption of blood sugar. It also has a low glycemic index and is recommended for people with type-II diabetes.

Cassava leaves are rich in magnesium. In fact, a diet high in magnesium leads to lowered blood pressure levels that reduces the chances of rheumatic diseases throughout life. Osteoporosis, arthritis, spondylitis and lupus are some examples.
Cassava leaves

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