What is Chaya Used For? Health Benefits and Nutrition Information

The tree spinach called ‘chaya’ has a number of potential uses as a leafy vegetable and is also an important element in the pharmacological sector. The young shoots and leaves are cooked and eaten like spinach. It is an important nutrient source of vitamin A and C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, protein, niacin, riboflavin and thiamine. This vegetable is quite cheap so the good thing is that all these important nutrients can also be availed by the poor class. It is recommended for diabetes, kidney stones, hemorrhoids, and acne and eye problems. Shoots and leaves are a diuretic and laxative. It is also an important circulatory stimulant, and helps improve digestion, lactation and hardens feeble fingernails.

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