Natural contraceptive: The issue of unwanted pregnancy among nursing mothers in Nigeria is on the increase. While most mothers aim to space their kids, many don’t quite achieve their aim.
www.e-nigeriang.com brings ready to use assistance to mothers by informing them on how to effectively use a natural method of contraceptive called iyere or eeru (ụda) water.
“You should note that unlike hormonal contraceptives, there are no side effects to using iyere or eeru water to prevent pregnancies.
It is also safe for women who are breastfeeding infants, in fact, iyere or eeru water contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E and folic acid.”
How to prepare iyere or eeru water
Step 1: Purchase a large quantity of iyere or emerụ (ụda) and put this in a pot e.g. 250 grams which should be about half the size of a tin of Milo.
Step 2: Add about 60cl of water e.g. a bottle of Nestle water
Step 3: Boil the iyere or eeru in this water for 5 minutes and allow it to cool.
Step 4: Once the boiled iyere or eeru water has cooled down you can store it in a container of your choice e.g. you can use your plastic bottle and place it in a refrigerator.
Iyere or eeru water can be preserved in a refrigerator for one month at 25 degrees centigrade i.e. normal storage compartment in the refrigerator.
Do not put in the freezer so that the active ingredient will be stable although is more active when is not stored for too long.
Step 5: Immediately after sexual intercourse with your husband, shake the bottle very well and pour the iyere or eeru water into a glass. A glass of this contraceptive water should be just fine. Some women also prefer to take this before sex (this is because some spermatozoa are stubborn).
Ụda also has some other benefits, when you take it in small quantities, it will help clean infection and reduce inflammation especially if you are trying to lose weight.