Bitter leaf juice and Ovulation: Is it good to drink bitter leaf water while menstruating? Can bitter leaf induce MENSTRUATION?

Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) is a plant commonly grown and used in Africa. In Nigeria, it is called Onugbo in Igbo language. Yorubas call it Ewuro, and Hausas-Shiwaka. Bitter leaf is a medicinal plant that can be used for both culinary, and curative purposes. It can be used in treating a myriad of ailments, including fever, malaria, high blood pressure, typhoid, stomachaches, diabetes, diarrhea, cancer, among others.

Bitter leaf juice and Ovulation: Is it good to drink bitter leaf water while menstruating?
How to use bitter leaf for fertility, ovulation and menstruation

Little is known about the fertility benefits of bitter leaf. In this article, i am going to tell you how bitter leaf affects ovulation and menstruation. Let me show you how you can use bitter leaf to boost ovulation, regulate menstruation and relieve menstrual cramps.

Bitter leaf juice and Ovulation

Ovulation is the release of an egg (ovum) from the ovaries of a woman. It is the regarded as the fertile period in a woman. Being intimate with your partner during this period can increase your chances of getting pregnant. However, there are factors that can hinder conception during ovulation- you have sex during your ovulation window, and still not get pregnant.

These factors include:

Poor Nutrition
Hormonal imbalance
Weak immune system
Bacterial infections
Sexually transmitted diseases

Ovulation and infertility problems can be treated with bitter leaf. Bitter leaf contains a compound- edotides that help regulate production of hormones, flavonoids and nutrients that help boost fertility and the immune system. Due to its ability to maintain hormonal balance, and cause release of eggs during ovulation, bitter leaf can be used to improve fertility. Bitter leaf juice actually increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant.

It’s vital as a woman you take proper care of your sexual and general health, eat adequate and healthy meals, avoid stress, exercise regularly, etc. All these practices help enhance fertility.

How to Extract Bitter Leaf Juice for fertility

Outlined below are step-by-step directions on how to extract bitter leaf juice.


👉Pluck out some bitter leaves from its stem.
👉Wash thoroughly the plucked leaves.
👉In a bowl, wash and squeeze the leaves with your hands, and filter off the water.Repeat this 2-3 times.
👉Wash and squeeze the leaves for the last time.
👉Then, sieve the water into a cup, container or bottle.

Dosage: If you seek to treat infections/diseases, boost ovulation and treat infertility, a cup of bitter leaf juice daily can be effective.

Is it good to drink bitter leaf juice during menstruation?

As stated above, bitter leaf is a medicinal plant that can be used in the treatment of several ailments including boosting fertility, ovulation and restoring ceased menstruation. Bitter leaf can help treat menstrual cramps as well.

There are factors that contribute to dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) in women. They include: nutritional intake, metabolism and excessive production of prostaglandins. Excessive production of prostaglandins can trigger muscle contractions, and cause menstrual cramps. Likewise, low levels of magnesium and potassium in the body.

Bitter leaf is safe for consumption during menstruation, particularly for women with dysmenorrhea. It helps ease off pain and relax the pelvic muscles. Taking bitter leaf juice a week to your period can help prevent painful menstruation.

Is it good to drink bitter leaf water while menstruating? Yes. It is safe and healthy.

Stella-marris Achumba

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  1. Thanks so much for this. Please my period delayed for 15 days now and I have been having no ovulation due to depo family planning injection that I took 18 months ago. Please can I take the bitterleaf water without menstration?

  2. After a miscarriage last month, I started seeing my menstrual flow this month and it has lasted for 2weeks…. What is the work of bitter leaf in this case


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