What are the virtues/benefits of Kinkéliba?
- It is recommended during fasting for its invigorating action.
- It helps the liver eliminate toxins by purifying it at the same time as the gallbladder.
- It is also used in the treatment of constipation.
- It is a complement to diets.
- It helps regulate blood pressure
- It has an antioxidant role that effectively fights inflammatory diseases.
Studies on kinkeliba leaves have shown that they can lower blood sugar levels.
It helps fight constipation and soothes people suffering from infectious diarrhea thanks to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
External use of leaves can be made to speed up wound healing.
In humans, beta-sitosterol in the leaf would reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and would be beneficial to the prostate.
How do I use kinkeliba?
The kinkeliba is prepared for decoction. Put 20 g dried leaves in 1 l of water. Bring to a boil, when it starts to boil, allow 3 minutes, then remove from the heat, and leave to infuse for about 20 minutes. Filter and it's ready.
The resulting drink can be drunk throughout the day.
A Kinkéliba decoction can be used in hair rinse water to make it shine and make it silkier.
Counter-indication and precautions of use
It is not recommended to consume kinkeliba in pregnant or breast-feeding women, as well as children under 2 years of age, without the advice of a doctor.