The leaves are recommended as hot poultice, also as decoction, in cases of pneumonia and bronchitis.
Okra is an annual, erect, stout-stemmed, bristly herb, growing up to 2 meters. The leaves are angular, long-stalked, and coarsely toothed. The single flower located in the axiles of the leaves is pale yellow in color. The fruit is an elongated pod (capsule). It is slimy when cut for cooking. It is grown in tropical and subtropical countries.
Parts Used: The whole plant
- Soothes and protects the alimentary tract
- It acts as a softener of inflamed parts
- Relieves flatulence and griping pains from the stomach and bowels
- Prevents or cures spasms
- A laxative
- Controls pneumonia, bronchitis, tuberculosis, urinary problems, and heart diseases
How to Use
- The leaves are recommended as hot poultice, also in decoction, in cases of pneumonia and bronchitis. For the same disease, a tea of the flowers and the fruit is prepared by decoction which is taken with a little honey.
- The decoction of the root is recommended for inflamed mucous membrane of the urethra and vagina, infectious venereal diseases and other genital problems
- The seeds are used for heart diseases. They are roasted and prepared as a tea, four to five glasses are to be taken per day.
- The unripe fruit is used for pulmonary tuberculosis.
To know more on how to prepare and use herbs, visit How to Use Plant Material as Medicine
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