Our Growing Practice: We believe that growing high quality foods require high quality soil; therefore, the ingredients we use for growing are of higher standards compared to the conventional systems. All our plants are grown in full organic soil, GMO FREE, and are not treated with any chemicals or pesticide. Our plants are organically grown and packed in Florida USA.
Bitter Leaf (Vernonia amygdalina) is a medicinal herb native to tropical regions of Africa. The locals consume the leaves as vegetable. The leaves are used in soups, cooking, for tea, and applied topically on minor skin irritations. Locals use the juice of the Bitter Leaf to relieve fever, increase metabolism for weight loss, enhance breast milk production, stomach ailment, constipation, support and detoxify the liver, and support healthy blood sugar. This herb contains vitamin A, C, E, B1 and B2, as well as phyochemicals.
BITTER LEAF PLANT CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
- Light: Young plants should receive protection from full sun but older plants like a full sun location. The shoots and leaves may be harvested for 7 years but consistent harvesting will prevent flowering and fruiting. The young leaves are very bitter but tender, while the older leaves have less astringency and are best for drying.
- Temperature and Humidity: Bitter Leaf does well in full sun or part shade, moist soil, rich organic compost, grows well in warm climate, but grows faster when there’s humidity. Places with mild winter, It can be kept outdoor by a wall or under a tree for protection in the cold. For places that freezes, Bitter Leaf can be grown in containers and brought inside. Can grow up to 20 FT, but can be kept small like any potted plants.
- Harvesting: Once your plant has branched out, it is best to cut the ends of shoots rather than picking individual leaves. This causes the plant to produce more branches with lots of leaaves. In East Africa shoots are cut during the wet season when they can regenerate, and leaves are picked during the dry season.
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