Benefits of Ladyfinger(Okra)

Lady finger 

Vegetables contain various medicinal and therapeutic agents. There are a large array of laxatives, sedatives and soporific in the vegetable kingdom. Lady-finger is a green vegetable which resembles like a slim finger; that’s why it is called Ladyfinger. Lady finger or known as okra is green edible pod Vegetable which contain high nutrition.

It is one of most important vegetable crop in India and commonly use by Indian people in making many dish. Its a natural thickening agent which mostly used in curry or other dish with gravy. It is cultivated throughout the temperate and warm regions. It is widely consumed in India and it abroad regions too. Lady finger is considered as the secret weapon for many kinds of ailments and illness. Lady finger is laxative, diuretic and anti-inflammatory in nature.

All parts of lady finger plant is edible and the leaves used to be eaten in salad. Lady finger is considered as the secret weapon for many kinds of ailments and illness. Ladies finger is a very useful vegetable and inexpensive medicine, as it is available practically round the year in India. Its use to boost sexual vigor and reduce excess menstrual blood.

In general, most anti-diabetic herbs boost fertility, as basically diabetes is an anti-fertility disease. Human body is recommended to have a certain level of vitamin B 6 and folic acid. Half a cup of cooked Lady fingers provide nearly 10% of the recommended levels of vitamin B6 and folic acid.

It has many nutritive elements in it as listed below-

  • Sugars
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Dietary fibres
  • Carbohydrates
  • Water
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, K
  • Magnesium and many more.

Health Benefits of Ladyfinger

  • Diabetes which is also called Blood Sugar or Diabetes Mellitus; is a disease in which the sugar level in blood rises. Lady finger or Okra is a very effective remedy for this.Many research has been established to prove the health benefits of lady fingers and most of them reported that lady fingers has great effect to lowering blood sugar level into normal level.
  • Lady finger juice is effective in reducing the blood glucose level thus acting as a simple but effective method for diabetes control especially in people which suffer from type 2 diabetes.  Okra being rich in fibres helps to normalize the blood sugar; it absorbs the excessive sugar from blood and balances the level.
  • Most of diseases occurs from stomach and intestines. Many are even such which are really incurable. It binds up the cholesterol and other disorders which helps to keep our intestines safe.  The sticky thing present in Okras lubricates your intestines and keeps it safe and protected from infectious agents.
  • In single serving of lady finger or 100 gr contain 57 mg of magnesium. This made lady finger as one vegetable that rich in magnesium
  • There are two types of bacteria present in body; one results in good consequences whereas other one is simply the harmful one. Okra is like the friend for good ones. It strengthens the amount of good bacteria thus strengthens our immune system.
  • Cholesterol removal and the improvement of capilaries function, the heart will at least save from disease. Consuming lady finger give out lots of benefits in keeping healthy heart
  • Okra binds excess cholesterol and toxins (in bile acids). Cholesterol is one of unhealthy substance which can cause numerous problems.
  • Lady fingers fiber also assures an easy passage out of waste from the body. It is completely non-toxic, non-habit forming, and has no adverse side effects.
  • Potassium which contained in lady finger is crucial in maintain heart function and it keeps smooth muscle work inside the body.
  • With the elimination of cholesterol by the fiber contained in lady finger, it gives good effect to the capillaries and blood vessel function. Fiber throw the cholesterol out of the body and prevent it to stick in capillaries wall which can cause atherosclerosis.
  • To cure the burning sensation, one must opt for Okras. It avails frequent urination which simultaneously aids in this very problem. One suffering from this should avoid spicy and heavy fo
  • It is also good for those suffering from stress and depression. It a very good, inexpensive and natural medication for such diseases.
  • The fiber and mucilage which contained in lady finger can promotes healthy bowel movement and prevent irritable bowel syndrome.
  • The magnesium which contain in lady finger can calming the nerves and give more good feeling to your body and mind.
  • Okra vegetable is rich in Calcium and many other trace metals which are really good for joints. It avoids rickets and osteoporosis and keeps your skeletal system fit.
  • In ayurvedic medication in India, lady finger or okra is used for healing ulcers.
  • Lady finger can turn the pH of gastric into very alkaline which provides a temporary protective coating for the digestive system.
  • Lady finger contains some amount of Iron and copper. Those minerals are important in keeping healthy red blood cells and required in the production of new red blood cells.
  • It is also good for those suffering from stress and depression. It a very good, inexpensive and natural medication for such diseases.
  • Nutrients which are contained in lady finger can help to prevent and cure muscle spasm, headache and fever since long. It is one vegetable which used in ayurvedic medication to treat such problems.
  • Treating the involuntary discharge of semen.
  • Okra vegetable acts as the natural hair conditioner.
  • Its regular consumption makes your hairs oft, silky and bouncy. One should include okra in their daily diet in limited amount.
  • To produce hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cell, body needs iron and other mineral. Haemoglobin is important to deliver oxygen throughout the body.
  • Kidney damage usually happen to people who suffer from diabetes. So regular consumption of lady finger help diabetes people to keep their kidney health.
  • Vitamin A is heavily found in Okra vegetable which is very good for eyes
  • Okras are such effective that it treats cataract like problems also. So, everyone should have Okras in there daily diet.
  • Okra can be very beneficial and useful to you. To keep your skin soft, acne-free, bright and glamorous; add Okra in your diet.
  • The vitamins and minerals present helps to neutralize the cough and phlegm deposition in throat. Thus it aids in all kinds of respiratory disorders.
  • The vegetable is a good provider of good bacteria called the probiotics. Probiotics helps in biosynthesis of vitamin B. They also help in proliferation just like the yoghurt.
  • It contains soluble fibre which helps in controlling the cholesterol level in our bodies.
  • It contains insoluble fiber too which keeps the intestinal track healthy.

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