Okra, known as ladies’ fingers or bamia, is a wonderful vegetable. It is perfect if you want to heal your body through diet. Here we present you all the medicinal properties of the okra.
Why you should eat okra?
1. Fibers: rich in fibers, which improves digestion and heals the bowels. It helps us easily dispose of toxins in the intestines.
5. Asthma: rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and has anti-inflammatory properties. All of that prevents the development of asthma and asthma attacks.
6. Respiratory problems: the leaves and flowers of okra are used in treating pneumonia, bronchitis and common cold and flu.
11. Cholesterol: it lowers the cholesterol levels because it’s rich on soluble fiber Pectin. The Pectin lowers the bad cholesterol and prevents atherosclerosis.
16. Eyesight: rich in beta-carotenes, lutein and xanthine, which prevent glaucoma and cataract.