Is Ewedu Good in Pregnancy? Can Ewedu Cause Miscarriage? Is amala and ewedu good for a pregnant wowan? Is ewedu leaf good for pregnant woman?, is ewedu soup good for pregnant woman?
Called ‘achingbara’ by the igbos and ‘lalo’ by the Hausas and it is botanically known as Corchorus Olitorius”. The jute plant is also known as “ewedu” in the Yoruba language. English name is Jute Mallow. Ewedu soup goes with stew and amala.
Ewedu has numerous health benefits in pregnancy and has great nutritional value as stated below.
Nutritional content of Ewedu
Ewedu leaves are highly nutritious rich in proteins, vitamins A, C and E, beta-carotene, iron, calcium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, dietary fibre, and most essential amino acids.
Jute’s mallow per 100 g of edible portion, contains:
water (83 g),
protein (6.5 g),
fat (1.0 g),
carbohydrate (7.5 g),
fibre (2.0 g),
Calcium (488 mg),
Potassium (114 mg),
Iron (11.6 mg),
beta-carotene (7325 mg),
vitamin A (1221 mg, after conversion from beta-carotene),
thiamine (0.15 mg),
riboflavin (0.28 mg),
niacin (1.5 mg), and
vitamin C (95 mg).
Ewwdu calorie is 65 kcal/100 g.
Ewedu is totally safe in pregnancy and their are no reports of ewedu causing miscarrige in any research. No side effects at all in pregnancy.
Below are the health benefits of ewedu to both the pregnant woman and the unborn child:
➡️ Because ewedu cantains the essential vitamin called folate, it helps to prevent a congenital birth defect in babies known as spinal bifida
➡️ it treats constipation and stimulate bowel movement due to its high fibre content.
➡️ Ewedu is a rich source of beta-carotene which is needed for defence against free radicals, eye and skin protection from dangerous ultraviolet light.
➡️ Boosts the immune system
➡️ Because of its iron content, ewedu is used to treat and prevent iron deficiency anaemia.
➡️ Folate in ewedu is essential for proper brain function and brain growth for babies.
➡️ The calcium content in jute mallow is essential for the development of strong bones and teeth.
➡️ Ewedu stimulate milk production and secretion during and after pregnancy
➡️Ewedu promotes intestinal health and acts as purgative.
➡️ Poor appetite for food is a main problem in pregnancy but ewedu is an appetizer.
➡️ In Ayurvedic medicine, the leaves are used to treat pain and piles (hemorrhoids).
➡️ Ewedu reduces asthmatic triggers especially in pregnancy.
➡️ Controls blood pressure in pregnancy
➡️ Ewedu soup is perfect for diabetic pregnant women.
➡️ Lowers the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.
➡️ Contains ingredients that nourishes the skin
➡️ ewedu is high anti-inflammatory..
CAVEAT: Contrary to widespread reports on Facebook and Social Media platforms, ewedu DOES NOT aid easy vaginal delivery or prevent C-section. This assertion is mere hearsay and is not backed by scientific facts. As you can see from the list of contents above, ewedu does not contain any chemical substance that promotes giving birth or contracts the womb. Dont be misinformed.
💠Can ewedu cause miscarriage? Capital NO
💠Is ewedu good in pregnancy? Capital Yes. It is safe for both the pregnant woman and baby. No side effects at all.
💠Is ewedu leaf good for pregnant woman? Yes
💠 Is ewedu soup good for pregnant woman? Yes
💠 Is amala and ewedu good for a pregnant wowan? Absolutely yes.