ENGLISH NAME YORUBA NAME BOTANICAL NAME
Dandelion Lettuce Efo Yarin Taraxacum Officinale, Family  Asteraceae
Bitter Leaf Ewuro Vernonia Amygdalina, Fanily Compositae
African Spinach,  Callaloo Efo Tete Amaranthus Hybridus, Family  Amaranthaceae
Lagos Spinach /  Quailgrass Shokoyokoto Celosia Argentea, Family  Amaranthaceae
Water Leaf Gbure Talinum Triangulare, Family Portulacae
African Egg Plant Leaf Efo Igbo Solanum Macrocarpon, Family Solanaceae
Malabar Spinach Amunututu Basella Alba, Family Basellaceac
African Basil(Scent Leave) Efirin Ocimum Gratissimum, Family Labiate
Yoruba Bologi Ebolo Crassocephalum Rubens
Fluted Pumpkin Leaf Ugu Telfairia Occidentalis, Family Cucurbita
Jute leaves Ewedu leave Corchorus Olitorius

 

HEALTH BENEFIT OF WALNUT (ASALA IN YORUBA LANGUAGE)

Nigeria is one country that is blessed with agricultural produce, amongst is Walnut (asala), Walnut botanically called Tetracarpidium conophorum or plukeneia conophora, belong to the family Euphorbiaceae. African walnut is also called Asala or awusa in Yoruba language, okwe or okhue in Edo language, ekporo in the Efik dialect, ukpa in igbo. It originated from the tropical west African countries, Sierra leone to Angola, and then to Nigeria and other countries in West Africa. They are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and Omega-3 fatty acids. They are also a good source of protein.

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APPLE WATCH (BENEFITS OF APPLE IN THE BODY)

“Apple watch” today we focus on Apple and its great benefits to the body.

Apple is called Apu in Yoruba and has some amazing benefits in the body which I will be sharing with us today.
They are not usually grown in Nigeria because apple requires a cold
temperature or Mediterranean regions most apple grown in
Nigeria is not really sweet, some will say what of Jos? 

English Name: APPLE
Yoruba Name: APU


even though the weather in Jos is a bit cold
it is not enough, apples are grown in Europe and South Africa where the 
weather is cold.

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REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO EAT CARROT (KAROOTI)

Carrot called karooti in Yoruba is one of the healthy food that is good for the body, carrot was cultivated thousands of years ago in the area now known as Afghanistan it is also cultivated in other parts of the world including our blessed soil in Nigeria, carrot is largely cultivated in the Northern part of Nigeria such as; Zaria, Sokoto, Kano and Jos., you can steam them, eat them raw or even cook them as the case may be.

The carrot that was produced in those days was a small, forked purple or yellow root with a bitter, woody flavor, quite different from the carrot we know today.
Purple, red, yellow, and white carrots were grown long before the appearance of the sweet, crunchy, and aromatic orange carrot that is now popular.
Carrot contains a variety of antioxidants that give them their color. For example, purple carrots contain anthocyanin, and red carrots are rich in lycopene.

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BASIL LEAVES IS CALLED EFIRN IN YORUBA

 

BASIL LEAVESEFIRIN

African Basil leaf or Scent leaf as the case may be, also known as Ocimumgratissimum as its botanical name, then the Yoruba referred to it as EFIRIN, NCHANWU by the igbo, DAIDOYA in the northern part of Nigeria

 

Basil leaf is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Basil is used for stomach spasms, loss of appetite, intestinal gas, kidney conditions, fluid retention, head colds, warts, and worm infections. It is also used to treat snake and insect bites.

Women sometimes use basil before and after childbirth to promote blood circulation, and also to start the flow of breast milk.

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Agbalumo (African Star Apple)

It will be interesting to note that the popular African Star Apple called Agbalumo in Yoruba as cheap as it is  has high volume of  Vitamin C and other minerals

 It’s sticky body and sour taste doesn’t bother you as you savour the milky juice finding its way out after gentle press.
It is called Agbalumo among the Yoruba people and Udara among the Igbos, the English name is African Star Apple and its scientific name is Chrysophyllum africanum or Chrysophyllum albidum, a lot of people call African Star Apple as African Cherry.

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Bitter Leaf ( Ewuro)

Yoruba Name: Ewuro

English Name: Bitter Leaf

(Ewuro) Bitter leaf: There are various ways bitter leaf can be consumed and it has many health benefits in the body which includes but not limited to the below mention benefits.

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