Benefits of Ugwu juice and milk, Ugwu juice and milk in pregnancy,

The Benefits of Fluted Pumpkin Leaves (Ugu) juice and milk are numerous but we are going to be emphasizing more on how it promotes fertility in men and women. The problem of infertility is a huge burden on many Nigerian homes but Ugu leaves can bring relief to that scourge. These are few benefits of Ugu leaves on fertility matters.


Ugu (Fluted Pumpkin leaves) and milk have always been used in ancient and modern treatments of infertility issues in both men and women. Ugu leaves contains a lot of vital nutrients and compounds that have proven effective in its use to boost/improve sperm count in men and the overall functioning of their testicles. Oil gotten from Ugu seed contains oleic acid, alkaloids and vitamin A which is very responsible for this benefits.
It also boosts fertility in women and improves post-pregnancy health as it helps the nursing mother to adequately feed their babies by increasing breast milk production.

Benefits of Ugwu juice and milk
The numerous benefits of ugwu juice and milk


Mixing juice or smoothie from Ugu vegetable with milk is known to have high protein content. Ugu antioxidative nature reduced the effect of hormonal Imbalance. It even contains the amount of protein needed for hormone balancing, repairing of worn out tissues and regulating the acidic and alkaline nature of body cells and organs.


Are you feeling like you are short of blood? No problem. Squeeze some fresh Ugu leaves and mix the water with either peak milk or three crowns milk and drink the smoothie. This combo helps prevent anemia because pumpkin leaves contain a high proportion of iron. Ugu leaf + milk actually treats iron deficiency anaemia in children and in pregnant women. Ugu smoothie and milk is like a n blood tonic.

Ugwu juice and milk in pregnancy

Apart from containing iron which is essential for hemoglobin and red blood cells production, ugwu leaves also contain quite large amount of folic acid (folate). Pregnant women who take Ugu juice mixed with milk hardly ever give birth to children with neural tube defects. Folate is very essential for the development of the brain in unborn children. Pregnant woman or women trying to conceive are therefore advised to always take Ugu leaf juice or use the leaf to cook. Don’t forget that milk is rich in proteins and vitamins which is also essential for the growth development of the foetus.

Other benefits of Ugu leaves smoothie and milk are:

1. Enhancing blood production.
2. promotes healthy bones and teeth.
3. Helps treats anaemia.
4. Helps reduce oxidative stress.
5. Rich in folic acid
6. Drinking Ugwu leaf juice and milk helps prevent vitamin deficiency.

For more effectiveness, ugu leaves should be added to soups, stews and dishes in large quantity for improvement of fertility in men and women. It is also recommended to be pounded in a Mortar, strain with a clean and new handkerchief to extract the rich green juice. Consume the extract within three days of preparing it.

The common side effects that have been reported in persons who took a mixture of Ugu leaf juice and milk are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhoea. This is however, very rare.

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