Drinking raw ewedu at 37 weeks pregnant to ease child birth? Does Ewedu make delivery easy? Is this true? So may African women believe that drinking raw Ewedu juice eases vaginal birth and prevents caeserean section delivery…. It is also believed that drinking raw Ewedu leaf juice and eating Ewedu soup close to delivery (at 37 weeks) prevents labour pains.

Absurd right? Here is one of the article propagating this obvious untruth I found on facebook…. It was quite elaborate but the CLAIMS ARW TOTALLY FALSE… AND CAN LEAD TO MATERNAL MORTALITY IF TAKEN SERIOUSLY. SEE FOR YOURSELF.


👉English: Jute leaves
👉Scientific name : Corchorus Olitorius
👉Igbo name : Achingbara
👉Hausa name : LALO
👉Ghana name: Ayoyo
👉South Africa name: delele” the slimy morogo .
Do you Know that
👉 most Yoruba Pregnant woman don’t waste their money at hospital for giving birth
👉 most Pregnant Yoruba Woman see cesarean section (C.S) birth as Abomination.
👉 Most Yoruba pregnant woman doesn’t experience Labor pain when giving birth.


Baby delivered through surgical means is known as cesarean section (C.S) and In Nigeria some Culture and Religious body forbid it..

🌿🤰Nature and God gave us Ewedu Leaves known as (EWE ABIWERE) Meaning (leaf of Safe delivery).It’s called Jute leaves in English Language, Igbo people call it Achingbara, Hausa call it LALO and it botanically known as Corchorus Olitorius.God has indeed blessed us with herbs…”It is simply nature”.It has been observed especially among the Yoruba speaking community of Nigeria that pregnant women who eat ewedu soup made from ewedu leaves frequently experience quick, smooth, almost painless delivery.

🤰🌿🤰Quick Delivery: When a pregnant woman is having a hard labour, get a bunch of draw leaf (Ewedu) and squeeze with the stem for once and let her take it; it will lubricate the system for easy delivery. It is also good for prevention from 6 months pregnancy.

This leaf (Ewedu) is clearly rich in micro nutrients, and these micro nutrients aid in reducing the chances of illness in body especially for the baby in the womb.

Drinking raw ewedu at 37 weeks pregnant to ease child birth?
Drinking raw ewedu at 37 weeks pregnant to ease child birth?

It is a green leafy edible vegetable that is prepared into the delicious slimy soup called ewedu. The leaf is rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, proteins, fibers, Vitamins A, C and E, riboflavin, niacin and foliate. These are nutrients that help the body to fight diseases and maintain good health.

🌿🌿This leaf is very essential for the mother and the baby, it will avail pregnant women to look fresh, beautiful and energetic because the leaf contains vitamins that are very important as an antioxidant which will help the loss of waste water through the skin, thus reducing the wrinkles that are the main cause of pregnant mask.

🌿🌿Not only that Vitamins A, C, and E contained in Ewe Abiwere is the key to shrink off tissue damage that can cause cancer and the effectiveness of antioxidants and lignin that can provide protection against the development of cancer cells.

Not only that, the calcium in ewewdu helps offspring to gain healthy structure , bones formation and the baby will have strong teeth and stamina in his life time. In addition, it is also contain useful phosphorus to maintain bone density. Thus, bone can avoid the danger of osteoporosis.

So, consuming Ewedu every day will give health to bone and teeth of both mother and the baby. Vitamin E in ewedu can work to reduce pain for the mother and also increase stamina. Ewedu has been known to be a remedy for pregnant women experiencing prolonged labour. A bunch of ewedu leaves squeezed with the stem can be given to her to drink. It has also been discovered that Ewedu leaves to aid milk secretion in lactating mothers…..

🤰🌿🤰How to prepare it for easy delivery
(1). Gather this leaf, preferably the fresh one, wash it very Properly
(2). Add little water, Squeeze it properly and filter it to get the juice.
(3). Drink it without adding anything.

🌿🤰Other Method of preparation

👉 Some people prefer the cook one with locust beans without adding salt, and they will take half cup as a dosage but is not as good as the one you prepare with water and take raw.

1. Please, this is not meant for 2 to 6 month pregnancy. The leaf may not have the potential acid to terminate pregnant but it can sanction the baby to come prematurely.

2. This is the most, if not the only best,



it is true that Ewedu leaf has nutritional value, medicinal properties and health benefits… However, the claims from the article on the benefits of Ewedu to delivery is false and should not be taken seriously. Drinking Ewedu leaf at 37 weeks of pregnancy does not ease labour pains does not prevent caeserean delivery and does not make vaginal birth easy. Yoruba women suffer similar labour pains and pregnancy complications including prolonged and obstructed labour like every other women from other tribes. You cannot use Ewedu to induce labour.

You must never deliver at home in this modern age and time. Go to the hospital and stop looking for pregnancy short cuts. If you don’t want pain during delivery…. Request for epidural. No culture forbids caeserean delivery in Nigeria and religious charlatans that preach against CS in Nigeria or Africa should be sanctioned and fined…. if found.

Thank you.


  1. Your article is actually false. My mother inlaw birth all her children drinking ewedu juice close to child birth, to quicken delivery. I don’t know about pain or to prevent CS but it helped with quickening delivery. I think the aspect that should be explored isn’t what is being explored. There is more to ewedu leaf, aside giving you energy it does other things too. Have you thought about the other stuff it does for delivery rather than just pain and preventing CS. Did you carry out any research to know it’s false? The west would carry out research before throwing out any article. Aside my mother inlaw, her daughter tried the same method and she also a nurse. I will also try the same too and I am also a nursing student.. I won’t because of that not take whatever the hospital offers to prevent pain but I will consume ewedu juice close the birthing. It’s a sure thing. The modern life we live has seriously blinded us..

  2. You’re totally wrong
    You fault a research without making one
    Take a sample of the ewedu to the lab and analysis it’s nutritional contents


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