15 September 2017

The Health Benefits of Bitter Leaf and Scent Leaf

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Have you ever suffered from mosquito bite or high blood sugar? Maybe you often have a toothache or a headache. Despite the fact that these health problems are not connected directly, all of them can be healed by using bitter or scent leaves. Scent leaf and bitter leaf are known for their distinctive smell and bright color. But most importantly, they are very good for your health. Keep reading and we will tell you what are the benefits of bitter leaf and scent leaf.

Scent leaves has a distinctive smell and taste, sometimes unpleasant, fragrant or sweet, depending on the way of cultivation. Some of them even can make people who smell it become drunk. From the test results of pharmacological found that Scent has antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritis, Escherichia coli. It also have anti fungal activity against Penicillin notatum, Candida Albanians, Microsporeum gyseum. And the last, larvicides activity against houseflies and mosquitoes, and other insects.

The Scent leaves has fragrant smell and this is a medicinal plant. The shape is branched at the top, with a height of about 50 -80 cm. compared to other similar Scent or even a single species, only Scent has a pale green color (there are also purple). Often we find them growing wild by the roadside. There were also planted in the yard and in the garden.
There are various other diseases that could be faced Scent. In Chinese pharmacology stated that throughout this herb can stimulate absorption (absorption), laxative sweat (diaporetik), urine (diuretic), pain relief (analgesic), blood circulation and cleanse toxins.

The portions of the Scent can be used as a treatment that is the whole herbs (leaves, stalks, stems, flowers), seeds and essential oils. Scent seeds, in addition to deliciously made drinks are healthy.
Health Benefits Of Scent Leaf
  1. Cough and phlegm laxative
obtained by squeezing the leaves to remove fluid (or an extract of leaves of Scent). Then take the extract and brew it with hot water. after that drinks at your child or yourself. With drinking extracts Scent leaves water regularly, then your cough will subside gradually.
  1. Fever malaria
Scent leaves contain an effective antipyretic substance to reduce fever and cure malaria. To get this benefit, you can brew Scent leaves as tea if your a tea drinkers. Drink it while still warm.
  1. Indigestion
Drink brewing scent leaves as tea able to treat digestive problems such as diarrhea, mules, such as in the stomach and others. The content of the essence in the Scent leaves have a calming effect and cools the stomach.
  1. Lowering blood sugar
These plants are also able to prevent cancer and reduce cholesterol. In diabetes mellitus, especially non-insulin dependent (NID diabetes), Scent may lower blood sugar levels and protect the pancreas cells that produce insulin from damage.
Randomized study in 1996 showed a decrease in blood sugar levels after eating are significant an at the NID-DM patients. According to research conducted on mice, the content of ethanol in mint efficacious lowering blood sugar levels. Another finding  was awesome, that Scent able to protect body tissue from damage caused by radiation.
  1. Relieve heartburn
Scent leaves tea is useful for curing heartburn, coughing, feeling unwell, menstrual pain, fever, malaria, respiratory problems, constipation, appetite enhancer, nausea, postpartum treatments, cleansers and boosters heart.
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13 September 2017

How To Make Delicious Mouth Watering Dan Wake (Hausa Delicacy)

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Dan wake as it widely known in Nigeria and around boarders is a delicious meal that is indigenous to the people of Hausa. It is a short time prepared food, can be made in about 20 minutes or less if you can find the already mixed flour.


First of all, you will need the dan wake flour – which is readily available now.
Either that, or you will be using a combination of ground beans Flour or grounded beans powder (2 cups) bao bao ( kuka) (3 teaspoons) and potash (1 teaspoon).
The rest are ground dry pepper (chili), groundnut oil, tomatoes, egg, cucumber, carrots and cabbages (the vegetables are optional).
Remember not to use the solid potash, mix it in a half cup of water. It is just best if you have the ‘already-made’ dan wake flour instead of having to mix it yourself. Whatever the case, you are good.
That is a delicious plate of dan wake, the exact way most Hausas serve it.
It is usually served with ground cayenne pepper, which is also called (yaji), you can also use Suya Pepper alternatively and choice vegetables.
Stock cubes are not really necessary as the pepper already contains natural sweetener but some people choose to sprinkle a little. As “Sweetness” is defined differently by different people
This is another delicious plate.
Other people serve with sauces of different kinds. The meal on its own is almost tasteless, just like prepared eba (garri). You have to serve with some of the following in other to truly enjoy it.
Ground cayenne pepper (yaji)
Suya (suya pepper or spice)
Sliced Vegetables (onions, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber)
Vegetable/beef sauce.
Stock Cubes
Hard boiled eggs
Here is the recipe for the “Dan wake”. First of all you get the Dan wake flour which is readily available now. You get the flour and mix it with a little water to make a thick paste. When you are done with making the paste, boil water in a pot and proceed to the next level.
When the water starts to boil, keep forming the paste into small balls and throwing them into the boiling water. Allow them to boil for about 10mins(the balls will raise to the top when they are done).
You then strain all the water and rinse with cold water once. Strain and turn it into a plate. Sprinkle some already fried veg/oil and some yaji(dried pounded chilli pepper mixed with some spices).you can eat your Dan wake with some veg salad, boiled egg or some cucumbers mixed with fresh tomatoes. Bon appetite!
Recipe and pictures were supplied by Khadija Aisha. Please send me your own Hausa Food recipe via my private WhatsApp line – 08157668217. Thanks.
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Culled from allnigerianfoods.com
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