The Healing Benefits of Okra

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Okra is cooling, of predominantly sweet and astringent taste. Always eat okra that is properly cooked. Here are some of its benefits:


  • Very effectively binds toxins in the blood and muscle tissues and in the liver, and then helps eliminate these toxins through the colon
  • Lubricates the colon and eases bowel movements
  • Balances Pitta/Fiery and Vata/Airy, (could be a little heavy for Kapha/Earthy)
  • With its cooling metabolic effect, decreases heat and acidity generated from toxic buildup
  • Serves as a prebiotic—to feed and protect the friendly bacteria in the gut
  • Increases stamina
  • Increases the quantity and quality of the reproductive fluid
  • Helps alleviate arthritis and osteoporosis
  • High in carotene, B-complex vitamins, and vitamin C



Okra with Coconut

How to Cook Okra Without Making It Slimy


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