Ugu leaves, otherwise known as fluted pumpkin leaves, can be seen growing alongside large fleshy green gourds. Fluted pumpkins are native to West Africa, and they are most common for Southern Nigeria. While it is usually the fruit/vegetable that gets the most attention, in this particular case the leaves are the main event. They contain lots of vitamins and minerals, which is why people (especially of the Igbo origin) have been using them in cooking and medicine for centuries. Let’s talk in more detail about the ugu leaves health benefits.