, my child suddenly cries often today. He said because I was eating violet leaves this afternoon. Is it true that violet leaves cause a baby’s stomach to bloat? Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Violet leaves are leaves that are often used by Indonesian people in their cooking, especially in the form of vegetables. These leaves are also called long bean leaves and are usually consumed are leaves that are still young because of its texture which gets coarser with time.
Regarding your question, so far there is not enough research to be able to clearly determine both the benefits or losses that can result from this leaf. For benefits, some say that these leaves can be used to maintain bone health, prevent anemia, improve blood flow and treat high blood pressure. But there is still no research to support it, so we don't know whether the leaves can cause bloating or not.
For your baby's condition, if those who consume you, the possibility of adverse effects (if any) will not be experienced by your baby. As for he often cried, it must be sought for other reasons, could be due to indigestion, could be due to insect bites, could be because he felt the heat, which if due to bloating can be various kinds of causes of bloating.
So our advice, it doesn't matter if you want to continue to consume violet leaves, and it doesn't matter either if you are reluctant to eat it for fear that it will affect your baby. What is clear is if the infection continues for no apparent reason, check with your doctor for further examination. So, hopefully answering your question.