Okra is a crop that usually grows in a place that has a warm temperature. Okra is one of the healthiest vegetables because it is rich in essential nutrients. Many of us are not aware of the good benefits that it can offer to our health.


This plant is rich in folate content, fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It also contains Potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, Vitamin K, vitamin B and a good source of manganese and magnesium.
All nutrients that have mentioned are very important to our body in order for our system to function properly. In addition, okra belongs to some few plants that contain antioxidants and phytonutrients like xanthin, lutein, and beta-carotene that effective in improving eyesight and can maintain a strong immune system. 

You can use okra as a natural remedy. It can treat many kinds of diseases and can maintain our good health. We will discuss to you some benefits of okra to our health.

It Can Prevent Anemia

It can increase the production of red blood cell to our body to prevent anemia.


As already mentioned above okra contains antioxidants that help to improve and protect our immune system from harmful chemicals that can prevent damage to the cell and can produce cancer cells.

It Can Treat Asthma Problem

You can avoid asthmatic attack by consuming okra because it is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that can protect our body from any kind of disease.

It Can Strengthen Our Bones

Folate is important in order to maintain the strength of our bones. Okra is rich in folate. Eat this crop to avoid osteoporosis.

It Can Reduce Cholesterol

Okra has fiber that effective in reducing cholesterol to our body to avoid the cause of heart disease and atherosclerosis.

A Good Solution for Constipation

Okra has a laxative property because it contains fiber and mucilaginous content in okra seeds that can help to reduce toxins in our body in order to normalize our bowel movement. It can also help in preventing colon cancer.

It Can Treat Diabetes

Consume 6-8 fresh, natural okra daily to normalize sugar level. Okra has insulin-like properties that effective in decreasing blood sugar level.

Gut Flora

It contains fiber that helps to improve digestive system and increase good chemicals in the gut.

It Can Boost Immune System

It has Vitamin C and high antioxidants that effective in improving the immune system to prevent any kind of sickness.

It Can Cure Peptic Ulcers

This plant is consisting of mucilaginous content that can protect the digestive tract and can treat an ulcer.


A pregnant woman needs folate to protect the fetus in the occurrence of neural tube defects. Okra has a high content of folate, so we recommend for some pregnant woman to eat okra.

It Can Improve Skin Health

If you want a healthy and clear skin you need to eat some okra. As mention above okra has high fiber content that helps to normalize our bowel movement. In order to have healthy skin, you need to have good regular bowel movements. It can decrease acne, psoriasis and can treat other skin problems.

Improve Good Eyesight

Okra is rich in beta-carotene, xanthin, lutein, and antioxidants that important in improving eye vision and preventing eye issues such as glaucoma and cataract.


Get 3-4 fresh okra, wash them and slice into two parts each or more. Put the okra in an airtight container with purified water and immerse then close the container lid and store overnight at a room temperature.

Drink the okra water after an overnight storing. You can eat the leftover okra or throw it. Repeat the process on a daily basis and after 3-4 weeks you will see the incredible effect of this water to your blood sugar level. 

Tips: In choosing a good quality okra, picked the fresh and smaller size of okra. Avoid choosing the soft and big one. If possible it’s better to buy organic okra to avoid chemicals. But if organically is not available you can avoid pesticide or chemicals to your okra by simply soaking it in water that has salt and apple cider vinegar for 10 minutes and then washes well.