Does waakye leaves gives blood? Can waakye leaves treat anemia?
Waakye is a Traditional Ghanaian dish made from rice & black-eyed peas.
Sorghum leaves called waakye leaves in Hausa Ghana are often added to the preparation,hence it’s unique taste, flavor and color.
Waakye it’s often served with tomato stew ,shito , gari(cassava granules) , fried ripe plantain & avocado.
English name for waakye leaves; dried Sorghum leaves
Waakye leaves botanical name: Sorghum bisocolor leaves
Other names of waakye leaves: Milo, Broomcorn, Karrir-corn, Guinea-corn, Shattercane, Great Millet, Sorgho Rouge, Massambala.
Waakye leaves health benefits:Sorghum bicolor leaves consist primarily of carotenoids, flavodoids and phenolic acids, chlorophyll, lycopene and beta-carotene, iron, as well as palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic acid. Studies suggest that a diet prepared with these leaves would provide natural antioxidants and essential fatty acids that could fight cardiovascular related diseases.
It is used as a folk remedy for cancer, epilepsy, flux, stomach ache, constipation, as a blood boosting concoction, and as a tonic for anemia (shortage of blood)and general lack of vitality.
Now to the main question I know you want answered ….
Does waakye leaves gives blood?
From the nutritional information about waakye leaves, we all saw that waakye leaves is very rich in iron. Iron is an essential element for blood production. About 70 percent of your body’s iron is found in the red blood cells of your blood called hemoglobin and in muscle cells called myoglobin. Hemoglobin is essential for transferring oxygen in your blood from the lungs to the tissues. So you can now see the health benefits of waakye leaves in the supply of iron. Waakye leaves is good in the treatment of anemia…Anemia can put you at risk for a number of complications, so it’s important to get your RBC levels back on track as soon as possible. Eating an iron-rich diet like a concoction of waakye leaves or food prepared with waakye leaves can increase your body’s production of RBCs.
In summary, waakye leaves gives blood and are perfect for the treatment and prevention of iron deficiency anemia. Enjoy every meal made with waakye leaves or Sorghum leaves and you can even take a herbal concoction of waakye leaves to boost your blood.
Other leaves that give blood aside waakye are cassava leaves, potatoes leaves, ugwu leaf, green leaf vegetables etc.