By HOMELAND MEDIA TEAM
“Okra is another indigenous vegetable that has spread globally; the English word “okra” is derived from the word “nkuruma” and is famous in the United States as the thickening agent in the gumbo stews of Louisiana. The French word for okra is “gombo,” which is derived from the Bantu word “gumbo.When cut, it is much valued for its sticky properties,” wrote Fran Osseso-Asare in his book titled Food Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Okra is a vegetable plant grown mainly in warm temperatures; in Uganda, it is largely grown in the north, west, and east of the country, and it belongs to the cotton family. It is a plant that has been around for a long time in Uganda and has markets all over the country as well as in Europe for those in the horticulture business.
Okra is thought to contain manganese, a mineral that aids in blood sugar regulation, diabetes prevention, and digestion. It also contains high levels of vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant and aids in immune function and joint lubrication.
According to research carried out by Healthline.com, okra water boosts weight loss, improves sugar management, keeps you hydrated, and keeps your joints lubricated when taken regularly.
This slimy, healthy plant can be prepared and enjoyed in different ways. Most women have confessed to have discovered the pleasure of wetness and increasing watery content in their body, though this hasn’t scientifically been proven.
Preparation of okra water
Pick the young okra ponds and clean them. Place them in a clean container and cut them into small, round rings. Add water and soak overnight (24 hours), pour in a glass and drink; you can choose to throw away the cut okra or chew it, whatever one finds comfortable.
Preparing okra as the source,
This slimy plant can also be mixed in other greens to give them a tasty and slimy feeling, so that foods like kalo and cassava meal just slide down the throat without difficulty and digest easily.
Okra does not have limitations in preparations; one can experiment with it in different sauces and stews depending on one’s interest; most ladies take it for hydration purposes, whereas the elderly use it for joint lubrication; the uses and benefits are many.
Significant Facts of Drinking Okra Water:
Okra is a great vegetable for sexual health and should be included in the diet regularly.
Okra water is convenient for those who are interested in the health benefits of okra but don’t like the sticky texture. Water is easy to prepare and rich in nutrients. Okra Water is a good source of antioxidants and natural antibacterial compounds.
Make holes in two or three okra and place them in a glass of water. Keep them at room temperature overnight and drink the liquid first thing in the morning. Drinking this for a few weeks will help reduce bleeding during the cycle and will also help with other issues related to sexual health.
Connection of Okra Water to Estrogen Hormones:
Okra juice or drink, which has been shown to improve female Sexual health according to reseasrch is recommended for women who want to maintain Sexual activity at a healthy age.
Estrogen, a hormone that helps regulate the menstrual cycle, has a particularly strong effect on women’s bodies. Age can cause a decrease in this hormone.
Lady finger water contains a lot of estrogens that can help balance a woman’s estrogen levels and reduce the chances of unwanted menstrual cycle side effects.
Some people think that okra plant juice can treat dryness and itching in the vagina. Studies have suggested that this water can help in this situation. This is why okra plant water offers numerous benefits for women, together with Sexual benefits.
Tips to Drink Okra Water (Lady Finger Water)
- Drink it early in the morning on an empty stomach: “Okra is consumed early in the morning on an empty stomach. For optimal results, it’s best to combine this with a healthy diet rich in nutrient-dense foods.”
- To improve the taste: Season the okra juice with salt and pepper, or squeeze the orange and lemon juice if you find it tasteless.
- Add it to your smoothie: Make it a part of your daily healthy smoothie routine for added benefits.
- To save time: Boil the okra pods overnight instead of soaking them.
- Mix in other dishes: Okra water can be added to soups, stews, and other dishes. Since it does not have a distinctive taste, it does not spoil the taste of the main dish.
Note: Consult with a nutritionist before adding okra water to your daily diet so you can make sure you take the right amount.