Ladies finger may support as a Nutrition for the following medical condtions :
- Anaemic condition, blood thin and watery; chlorotic conditions; chlorosis.
- Anasarca, accumulation of serum in the areolar tissues.
- Dropsy or dropsical swelling, puffiness of the tissues.
- Serous or watery exudations, serous secretions.
Okra also contains a vegetable mucin, which soothes the intestinal tract. Mucins are a family of high molecular weight, heavily glycosylated proteins. Mucin key characteristic is their ability to form gels; therefore they are a key component in most gel-like secretions, serving functions from lubrication to cell signalling to forming chemical barriers. The dense “sugar coating” of mucins gives them considerable water-holding capacity and also makes them resistant to breakdown of proteins into smaller polypeptides or amino acids, which may be important in maintaining mucosal barriers. Secretion of mucin in Ladies finger or okra can protect gastric wall, and promote gastric secretion, increase appetite, improve indigestion etc. In India it is believed that this vegetable enhances memory retaining power