Bitter leaf juice may just be the home remedy for the insomnia you are experiencing, if you do not mind the bitter taste.
Most people use bitter leaf as a vegetable. But then they squeeze out most of the juice when preparing the vegetable soup.
And that is the most important part of the vegetable, the Juice.
Bitter leaf contains many powerful plant chemicals that help rejuvenate the body and to treat of different ailments like hypertension, diabetes, stomachache, loss of memory, pneumonia.
Bitter leaf (Vernonia amydalina) is a well-known evergreen plant that grows easily and is known for its bitterness. In fact, every part of the plant is bitter; stem, leaves, and root.
Local communities in different parts of the world have been using it for centuries in the treatment of various ailments like arthritis, loss of memory, prostate cancer, diabetes, pneumonia.
It is a highly medicinal plant that helps to improves the different functions of vital organs of the body like the kidney and liver.
Also, a lot of communities in Nigeria like the Igbos consume bitter leaf as a vegetable but the Yorubas use it as medicine.
What is Insomnia?
A common health challenge among youths and elderly people is the difficulty in falling and staying asleep and waking up earlier than desired.
Another common name for insomnia is Lack of sleep.
Some adults experience long-standing (chronic) insomnia, even though it is under-reported in many communities.
But as we increase in age, adults may need less sleep
According to Merck Manual, Insomnia is trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, or getting poor-quality sleep. When your sleep is of poor quality you don’t feel refreshed in the morning.
CAUSES OF INSOMNIA
- Poor Sleeping Habits
- Health challenges like Hypertension, Arthritis, Pain
- Emotional disorders like stress, depression, loss of a job or loved ones
- Environmental challenges like noise, environmental disasters.
- Stress from work
- When you lose a loved one
- Side effects of some medications can make you lose sleep
- Taking a nap in the afternoon.
- Taking Caffeine at bedtime
HOW TO MANAGE INSOMNIA
There is no cure for insomnia medically, but you can manage it by following these steps:
- Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day (even on weekends)
- Having a bedtime routine
- Keeping your bedroom dark and quiet
- Spending time in bright light during the day
- Getting regular exercise.
- Avoiding daytime naps (these can make it harder to fall asleep at night)
- Limiting alcohol and caffeine and avoiding eating a lot before going to bed.
- Using prescription drugs.
- Herbal remedies.
EFFECTIVE HOME REMEDY FOR INSOMNIA
Insomnia significantly affects the quality of life of affected individuals, and is a public health issue, with serious health and economic consequences. While medicine can reduce the severity and frequency of insomnia, it does not offer a cure.
Herbal treatment can help provide significant improvement in patients and can bring about a cure for most affected people.
One of the most effective herbal remedies I have come across that can help you fall asleep easily at night is Bitter leaf juice.
For anyone suffering lack of sleep that does not any underlying disease condition, Bitter leaf is an effective remedy.
The best time to take the juice is at night since you want to use it to overcome insomnia.
Now, how do you prepare bitter leaf juice?
Simply squeeze or blend fresh bitter leaf in water and take 1 – 2 glasses of Bitter leaf solution every night, it helps in calming the nerves. Alternatively, you can chew 4 – 5 leaves at night.
Bitter leaves juice can reduce blood sugar and high blood pressure, therefore consult with your health care provider before you use the herb.
How often should I drink bitter leaf juice?
You can drink a cup of bitter leaf juice two to three times a day. Bitter leaf juice gives relief from stomach problems. every night, and your body system would be so calm you would sleep easily
Bitter leaf is a highly medicinal plant and you cannot go wrong taking the juice regularly. You can take it 2 – 3 times a day.
Instead of getting addicted to drugs, why don’t you take a cup of the juice at night. You can also chew 3 -4 leaves. If you are diabetic, be careful because the juice is known to reduce blood sugar.
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