("taushe") or boil the leaves and mix it with "Kuli-kuli" or groundnut cake and consume the mixture which they call "kwado" in Hausa. The Hausa peasant farmers cultivate it beside their corn-stalk constructed homesteads or among
their main crops in their farms. Jute needs a plain alluvial soil and standing water. The suitable climate for growing jute (warm and wet) is offered by the monsoon climate, during the monsoon season.
Nutritional values of jute leaves
Moisture (%) 80.4 – 84.1
Food energy (cal.) 43 - 58
Protein (g) 4.5 –5.6
Fiber (g) 1.7 –2.0
Total Carbohydrates (g) 7.6 – 12.4
Ash (g) 2.4
Calcium (mg) 266 - 366
Phosphorus (mg) 97 - 122
Iron (mg) 11.6
Sodium (mg) 12
Potassium (mg) 444
Vit. A (I.U.) 6,390
Thiamine (mg) (Vit.B1) 15
Riboflavin (mg) (Vit.B2) 28
Niacin (mg) (Vit.B3) 1.5
Ascorbic acid (mg) 95
Jute leaf’s medicinal values and uses
There are so many jute and allied fibre crops varieties developed, released and used at farmers’ level for commercial cultivation. All those varieties leaves have both vegetable and medicinal values. Jute leaf has long been used as a remedy in many cultures. The jute leaf contains over 17 active nutrient compounds including many minerals, amino acids and vitamins. Today, this multi utility versatile plant part is considered to cure Mankind’s different health problems. There are many natural medicinal herbs, but jute leaf is granted with vast array of healing benefits. Although, jute leaf has wide spectrum of the properties and uses. Jute leaf contains protein, calories, fibres and as well as antitumor promoters; Phytol and Monogalactosyl-diacylglycerol. It may reduce risk of cancer. Therefore jute leaf has a great importance in terms of human nutrition, health and beauty care. In future, controlled studies are required to prove the effectiveness of jute leaf under the various conditions.
Jute leaves is even use as medicine against measles and is been in step
Measles is a highly contagious infection, initial signs and symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40o C (104.0o F), cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes.
- After uprooting or you buy it from market, make sure you buy didn’t buy the leave only, the leave, stem, and the root.
- After that wash it with water and put it a cook, add water, and cook. Don’t add salt or maggi, boil with water only.
- After boiling the jute leave, give the person that contact the measle to drink the boil jute("ewedu"). 100% sure.