Egusi soup recipe. Also known as melon seed soup is a healthy vegetable enriched meal which would leave you licking your fingers!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF EGUSI:
1: EGUSI HAS ANTI-DIABETIC PROPERTIES
Researchers attest that every part of the egusi melon plant possess antidiabetic properties. This is attributed to the insulinotropic effects of the plant.
2: EGUSI BOOSTS APPETITE
Egusi is rich with vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 is very essential in boosting our appetite.
3: EGUSI HAS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES
Research reveals that the methanol extract of egusi significantly inhibited serotonin, carrageenan and prostaglandin E1-induced paw oedema. Researchers generally agree that egusi is suitable for use as an anti-inflammatory agent.
4: EGUSI HAS ANTICANCER PROPERTIES
Researchers studied the antiproliferative impact of cucurbitacin glycosides obtained from egusi leaves. This study was carried out in human breast cancer cell growth. Bitter melon leaves were extracted and cucurbitacin B/E glycosides were then isolated from the extract. The results of the study showed that cucurbitacin glycosides exhibit therapeutic effects against breast cancer cells.
5: EGUSI HAS ANTI-BACTERIAL PROPERTIES
A team of researchers studied the antibacterial effects of egusi leaf. Tests of the extracts showed the presence of flavonoids, phenols and tannins as the active components. The results showed that egusi is suitable for treating ailments caused by bacteria and organisms.