Benefits of Spinach Leaf, Plant, Yoruba and botanical name

Spinach leaf of one of the healthiest plant known to man. In yoruba, the Spinach plant is called Efo tete, its botanical name is spinacia oleracea.

The Spinach plant has several species around the world but the one common in Nigeria is called the African Spinach.

In yoruba, the Spinach plant is called Efo tete, and the spinach leaf  is loaded with tons of nutrients with even low-calorie and it contains a huge range of nutrients which gives numerous health benefits to the human body.

In this post, we will take a look at the benefits of spinach leaf.

Spinach Benefits


Drinking spinach juice on a daily basis can be utilized to fix stomach ulcers, chronic constipation, acid re-flux and most types of stomach related issues. S

pinach juice is highly rich in a green pigment called chlorophyll which has vitamins, antioxidants, and therapeutic properties that may benefit the body.

Arrests Ashtma/Lung issues/High Blood Pressure

The individuals who are experiencing asthma and lung issues should drink this on a daily basis because of its high potassium content, spinach is suggested for people with high blood pressure as it helps in lowering blood pressure.

It glows the Skin

Spinach juice provides a powerhouse of essential minerals and nutrients which clear up the skin in a matter of seconds.

Prevents Cancer

It contributes to preventing the growth of cancer.

Spinach is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that remove unstable molecules called free radicals from your body before they damage it.

They’re found in spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables, and some studies show they could protect against cancer of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.

Strengthens the Bone

Vitamin K in spinach juice helps strengthen bones naturally. It helps the bones to absorb calcium. This is especially useful for those who have arthritis or osteoporosis.


It contains a large quantity of Vitamin A, which increases the health of the eyes.  Since Spinach is rich in Vitamin A, it helps prevent deficiencies like  macular degeneration and cataracts.

Other benefits of spinach

Vitamin A is also vital in producing healthy hair follicles and skin cells. Your hair becomes thicker and healthier over some time.

The magnessium in it encourages the muscles to relax around the neck and head, relieving tension and pain.

Drinking this for 2-3 days, you will notice glowing your skin naturally.

Also spinach helps humans to relax and sleep on a regular cycle.

Note: In order to enjoy the benefits of the spinach juice, it should be made fresh on a daily basis. You can store this drink up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

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