Bitterleaf also known as “Ndolé” in Cameroon and “Ewuru”and “Onugbu” in some parts of Nigeria is a well-known medicinal plant with several uses attributed to it apart from cooking.
It is the key ingredient of this dish. The leaves are bitter in taste and are sold fresh or dried. Bitterleaf can be used to prevent and cure diabetes. It can be made into a juice to lower fever and most recently as a non-pharmaceutical solution to persistent fever, headache, and joint pain associated with AIDS.
Combined with fresh groundnuts, crayfish and other healthy ingredients like tomatoes, onions, white and black pepper and accompanied with boiled ripe plantains or yam, bitterleaves makes a healthy well-balanced enjoyable meal!
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