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Okra – One Of The Most Powerful Natural Remedies Against Diabetes, High Cholesterol And Fatigue!


Okra (Hibiscus Esculentus), also known as gumbo, lady’s fingers, kiabo and okro, is a plant of Ethiopian origin, although it is now grown and cultivated all over the world. The pod of the vegetable has a greenish color and tiny seeds which can be added to broths, stews and salads.

Thanks to its rich nutrient profile, okra has been used as a natural remedy for a variety of health problems in the past. People have been using the vegetable to lower high cholesterol, control diabetes, curb cravings and even destroy cancer cells.

Here are some of the health benefits of okra:

Curbs Your Cravings

Okra is rich in soluble fiber which will make you stay full for longer. By making you feel full for a longer period, okra will reduce your cravings and prevent weight gain.

Treats Fatigue

Fatigue is a common problem around the world nowadays and is a common symptom of numerous ailments. Luckily, okra can help you fight it. The seeds contain antioxidants and polyphenols which can promote glycogen storage in the liver, which means more energy for your cells.

Controls Diabetes

The okra seeds can reduce fasting glucose levels and control diabetes. They will do this by inhibiting a specific enzyme (alpha-glucosidase) that breaks down carbs and improving the insulin sensitivity of your cells. Okra has been used to treat and prevent diabetes for centuries and even science confirms it can indeed help in the treatment of this difficult condition.

Regulates Your Cholesterol Levels

Okra promotes the reduction of high cholesterol levels and prevents the accumulation of fat in your body. The vegetable can reduce the total cholesterol and triglyceride levels and improve the production of bile acids in the stool, which will prevent atherosclerosis and heart attack in the long run.

Stops Bleeding And Prevents Brittle Bones

Okra is full of vitamin K, a vitamin that can reinforce your bones and promote better blood coagulation. In this way, the vegetable can prevent fractures, osteoporosis and excessive bleeding due to injuries.

Boosts Your Immune System And Improves Your Eyesight

Okra is rich in vitamin A, an important nutrient that can boost your immune system by increasing your white blood cell count. Okra will strengthen your body’s defenses against a variety of health problems and also improve your eyesight.

Prevents Gastritis

H.Pylori infections have become pretty common nowadays. Helicobacter Pylori is a bacterium which lives in our intestinal lining and may cause inflammation which will lead to gastritis. Okra juice has proven itself as a powerful bacteria fighter. By destroying the H. Pylori bacterium in your gut, okra can effectively reduce the inflammation and reduce the risk of gastritis.



  1. The best way to grow Okra is by planting five or six seeds just 2cm deep in a 15cm wide pot. Best variety according to information given to me by people from Sierra Leona in West Africa and also the Philipines is Lady’s Fingers. Fill the pot with a good quality potting mix, press it down to make it firm and compact, plant the 6 seeds in a pattern of one each in corner of a square with each end about 10c m apart. Add two seeds close to each other inside the square. One or both of them can become replacements if the corner ones fail to shoot. Only sow the seeds between mid August and early February. Leave the pots in the sun and water regularly. Add a little organic seaweed fertilizer to the water once a week.

  2. I plant my seeds in rows. Each row is 30 ft long. I soak the seeds in water for a couple of days to swell them up which makes germination a lot faster. I usually sow 6 rows like this. I cut it when it’s about 3-4 inches long. I get plenty to last me for months.

    • Hi Roslind, Okra I think is boiled, but if you go raw veggies and fruits and start juicing it is the best way to eat veggies. and I was cured of diabetes by giving up sugary foods to give that system a rest and the taking in the nutrients that are needed to heal that system in the body and it started working again. You can use one hand full of Kale, one hand full of spinach, on hand full of strawberries and one handful of blue berries, one quarter of a raw beet, it makes it so sweet and yummy and then rinse the beet leaves off and put them in the blender too, they are loaded with nutrients. then add about one or two bannanas to your liking and one hand full of cashews or what ever kind of nuts you like, fill your blender about 1/2 to 3/4 full of water and blend really good. It makes a great smoothie and gives you the nutrients you need to heal your body, if you can tolerate it add a few cloves of fresh garlic, garlic kills cancer cells and very healthy for the heart. GOD bless , hope this help you.

    • I eat okra darn near constantly, boiled, broiled, roasted, baked, stewed, sauteed, barbequed, and even raw in my red cabbage salad. I loooove okra! Okra is one of several reasons I’m as healthy as an ox, or as the saying goes, as I don’t actually know how healthy oxen truly are…especially these days.

  3. Okra can be baked, fried, broiled, boiled or even grilled. It is common to use in soups, stews and gumbo.

    • We always used simple salt, pepper and a little vinegar . Okra gets a bit slimy when cooked and the vinegar reduces the slime while adding a little snap to the flavor. Likewise, okra can be sliced into rings and smothered or sauteed with onions and tomato. In this case, the acid in the tomato reduces slime and adds flavor. Delicious.

  4. Washed and sliced into about half to one inch pieces, then coated with corn meal and dry-fried to crispness, it’s delicious.

  5. Steam a heap of okra and use it as a side dish to grilled fish or chicken with potato salad. Yummy!

  6. Steam fresh okra in the microwave for about 3 minutes. It turns a beautiful bright green! Add a squeeze of lemon and a little salt – it’s a family favorite!

  7. I mix it with greens. Cook greens first add okra near end. Also I make a concoction of okra, tomatoes(canned /fresh) and corn(frozen/fresh). Heat. Then add a little jalapeno juice.Muy Delicioso!! I make hot water cornbread to accompany this feast.

  8. I wash my okkra put it in a big pan pour water over it till barely covered put in a tablespoon of vinegar heat till okkra turns a light green take out of pan put in jars pour reamaining water over okkra seal hot bath to seal jars in cold weather when we no longer have okkra I open jars pour in large strainer rinse good shake off water cut up okkra and rool on cornmeal fry taste like fresh okkra.

  9. I cut the end part and slit the okra in half.
    Put some olive oil and put it in the microwave for 4 min. Tale it out and if it’s not crunchy put it again for 2 more min. Enjoy 😉

  10. Love “okra and tomatoes”: sauté sliced onion, some capsicum (bell pepper) with okra and add a can of pealed tomatoes and cook a while. Season with a little salt and dash of red pepper. Good over rice.

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