Health Benefits Of Justicia Carnea (Ewe Eje)

Justicia carnea is also called Ewe Eje in Nigeria. Ewe Eje is a flowering plant native to West Africa. The leaves, roots, and stems of Justicia carnea are used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, such as fever, diarrhea, and skin infections. You can boil the leaves and roots which can then result to tea, it can be taken orally. Some studies suggest that Justicia carnea may have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, and may even have potential as an anti-cancer agent. Here are some potential benefits:

  • It’s traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, and may be effective in treating joint pain, menstrual cramps, and muscle aches.
  • It may also have antibacterial properties and may help in treating skin infections like boils and abscesses.
  • Some research suggests that Justicia carnea may have antidiabetic effects, and may help lower blood sugar levels.
  • Some research suggests that it may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help protect against cell damage and chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
  • It may also have antibacterial and antifungal properties, which may make it useful for treating infections.
  • Some studies suggest that it may have potential as a natural remedy for diabetes, by helping to regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Some studies suggest that Justicia carnea may have neuroprotective effects, and may help protect against age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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