Oha leaves are used to prepare Ora (Oha) soup, a native to the South Eastern Nigeria. It is a very traditional soup similar to the bitter leaf soup but cooked with Ora leaves. Ora (Oha) Soup is special because the tender ora leaves used in preparing this soup recipe are seasonal unlike their bitter leaf counterpart which can be found all year round.
Dry Oha leaves (pterocarpus mildbraedii) – 3oz bag
Oha leaves are the edible leaves of an evergreen tree found in Africa that is known botanically as Pterocarpus mildbraedii. They are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. They are also called ora leaves.
Oha leaves contain minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese. Oha leaves are rich in fiber, amino acids like glutamic acid, lysine and cysteine while they have a low sodium content. They contain vitamins A, C and some B vitamins.
Traditionally, the leaves are used to treat malaria and digestive issues. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.