A researcher in Palestine carried out a research with ewedu soup also called Corchorus Olitorius and its effect on certain antibiotics (ciprofloxacin), the researcher came to notice that the soup delays the absorption of this antibiotics into the blood stream for about 30minutes thereby causing a reduction in the drug's efficiency or even total failure of the drug to do its work.
The researcher recommended that ciprofloxacin should be taken on an empty stomach and a meal containing ewedu soup should be taken about an hour after, when the drugs might have being absorbed into the bloodstream or alternatively, the drugs should be taken about two hours after the consumption of a meal containing ewedu soup so that the soup will have digested before administering the drug.
Jute leave which is used in making ewedu soup is very nutritious, it contains nutrients like calcium, iron, vitamin A, C, E, protein. Research has also proven it contains Beta-carotene which is extremely good for eyesight. It is also useful for pregnant women, it enables rapid delivery with less pain.
Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotics popularly used to fight against bacteria causing diseases in the body, the drug is very effective, it is capable of eliminating bacteria from the body with a dose or two at most when properly administered.
Individually, jute leave and Ciprofloxacin are great at what they do, but when combine in the stomach, their effectiveness reduces and one has to stop its work for the other. Ewedu will definitely press on to finish its work because of its viscous property leaving Ciprofloxacin to be delayed in its work.