The name of this leaf is Ewe Ogbo in Yoruba, the English name and common name is African parquetina. Hausa people call it Kwankwanin, Igbo people call it Mgbidin Gbe, and Otonta in Igbo(Asaba). Igbo people use Ewe Ogbo (African parquetina) to make vegetables. The botanical name is Parquetina nigrescens. Ewe Ogbo plant in herbal medicine is a plant which most people don’t pay attention to or don’t know its function.
In traditional medicine, we can use as Ewe ọgbọ́ for someone with blood problems that lead to fainting, someone with rashes that comes as a result of blood impurities as well as a very effective herbal treatment for diabetes. You can also use it to treat skin disorders caused by external factors
Ewe ọgbọ́ known in English as African parquetina has been known for its medicinal purposes and used to fight several ailments like skin diseases, diabetes, blood diseases and problems, detoxifications in African medicine, it has also been researched just like every other leaf used in African medicine by several institutes of knowledge including the University of Ibadan, and it’s anti-Diabetic and hematinic effect was confirmed
What I mean by it being hematinic is that it supply nutrients required for the formation of blood cells in the process of hematopoiesis. The main hematinics are iron, B12, and folate. Deficiency in hematinics can lead to Anaemia. Ewe ọgbọ́ is rich in these hematinics
Ewe Ogbo is also used for spiritual purposes, it is used for Ẹ̀yọ́nú (making people like), Áwọ́rò (drawing people to you or to your business), it is used for attracting opposite sex/opposite gender
Where to find Ewé Ọgbọ́
The plant, Parquetina nigrescens known as Ewé Ọ́gbọ́ in Yoruba Kwankwanin in Hausa language, mgbidin gbe in igbo language, and Otonta in Igbo( Asaba) is widely found in West Africa, it can be found almost everywhere in Nigeria, wherever there is a small amount of bush, Ewé Ọgbọ is likely there. It is also found growing around fences and barbed wires of houses sometimes.
Medicinal use of Ewe Ọgbọ́ (African parquetina)
1. Diabetes treatment
2. Treatment of blood diseases
3. Improve formation and Supply of Blood
1. How to treat Diabetes with African Parquetina (Ewé Ọgbọ)
Absorb the leaf extract by Mashing some of the leaves into the water, the extract doesn’t come out easily, so you have to mash a lot of the leaves to get a 25cl extract, make sure it is not over diluted. The water is just for the extract/phytochemicals to come out, so not much water is needed to dilute the medicine.
You can use a blender to make this easier, pour a good amount of Ewé Ogbọ́ into a blender, add water and blend so well to form a smoothie, filter and throw away the leafy residue. The filter(liquid) is what you need
Dosage: Drink 25 cl of this thrice a week and see your blood sugar come to a normal level, if your blood sugar level is already normal and healthy, this will keep it healthy without bringing it down to a level that can lead to a low blood sugar level which is harmful, so it is very good and have almost no side effect
2. How to use Ewé Ọgbọ́ (Parquetina nigrescens) to treat blood diseases
Follow the same instruction as for diabetes above and take the dosage 4 times a week instead of thrice a week for diabetes
3. How to use Ewé Ọgbọ́ to have more blood
Absorb the leaf extract by Mashing it into water
You can use a blender to make this easier, pour a good amount of Ewé Ogbọ́ into a blender, add water and blend so well to form a smoothie, filter, and throw away the leaves residue. The filter(liquid) is what you need, add milk to it and drink.
If you are using it for someone who has insufficient blood in the hospital and is needing blood, do the above and see him get normal in 15 minutes.
How to use Ewe Ogbo to treat Blood Poisoning
Absorb the leaf extract by Mashing it into water
You can use a blender to make this easier, pour a good amount of Ewé Ogbọ́ into a blender, add water and blend so well to form a smoothie, filter, and throw away the leafy residue. The filter(liquid) is what you need, add milk to it and drink. Take 25cl everyday
How to use Ewé Ọgbọ́ for treatment of skin diseases
In this case, You have to get the root of the Ọgbọ́ plant and not the leaf, the root is called Egbo Ọgbọ́, and add the following items I am about to mention: Egbo Sagere (i don’t know the English name), Enu Opiri known as Pencil cactus in English, Àlùbọ́sà eléwé (spring onions in English), put them all in a pot, add cold water to soak it, start drinking on the third day.
Alubosa Elewe (Spring Onions)
If you don’t want to go through all the exercise of making the liquid herb, you can simply get Zeezah soap for the treatment of all kind skin diseases and problems
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