What is fertility? Fertility is about the ability to get pregnant. More than 8 out of 10 couples where the woman is aged under 40 will get pregnant within one year if they have regular unprotected sex. More than 9 out of 10 couples will get pregnant within 2 years. Fertility is the quality of being able to produce children. As a measure, the fertility rate is the average number of children that a woman has in her lifetime and is quantified demographically.
How can you increase your odds of getting pregnant? Give your fertility a nudge with these conception-boosting leaf; Utazi. Research has shown that Gongronema latifolium, commonly called ‘utazi’ and ‘arokeke’ in the South Western and South South-Eastern of Nigeria, is a tropical rainforest plant primarily used as spice and vegetable in traditional folk medicine. Reports by various authors showed that it contains essential oils, saponins and pregnanes among others
The botanical name: Gangronema latifolium
Family name: Asclepiadaceae
If you want to boost your ability to conceive, eat some utazi leaves every day
⏺It can be chewed raw
⏺You can cook it
⏺Utazi leaves can be used as a stimulating tonic for the digestive system.
⏺The leaves can also stimulate the flow of bile as well as boost appetite for food.
⏺Utazi regulates the activities of the pancreas and can control blood sugar.
⏺Utazi leaves can be used as a home remedy for loss of appetite, dyspepsia, colic, stomachache, constipation, dysentery and intestinal worms.
⏺The leaves can also be used to cleanse the womb and treat abdominal pain after childbirth
⏺Utazi leaves have been shown to have hepatoprotective action and can be used to prevent liver damage associated with alcoholism and viral hepatitis.
⏺It can be used in combination with Momordica charantia (balsam pear) and Ocimum gratissimum (fever plant) to treat hepatitis by cleansing and rebuilding the liver.
⏺Women with infertility problems should boil the leaves of Utazi with a little lemon juice and honey and drink a glass every day during their days. A recent scientific study showed that using utazi leaves in nutrition helped to increase the effectiveness of reproductive hormones and help to raise low sperm count.