Growing up we saw our mothers use prekese to prepare soups without actually knowing its role in the food preparation except for what we were told that it gives a nice aroma to the food.
In this article I am going to take you through some of the health benefits of prekese that you probably didn’t know about but before that allow me to educate you briefly about the prekese fruit before we get into its healing property.
Prekese, also known as prɛkɛsɛ (soup perfume), oshosho, osakirisa, ubukirihu, or aidan fruit, is a medicinal plant of the aidan tree that is often used as a cooking spice, adding a somewhat sweet yet rigorous flavor and a fragrant, syrupy aroma to dishes and drinks.
Aidan trees, which may grow up to 25 meters (82 ft) tall and are native to West Tropical Africa, are full of healing properties. The fruit has long been lauded for its anti-inflammatory characteristics, as well as a slew of other health advantages.
The aidan tree’s pods are made up of four perpendicular ridges that resemble wings, two of which become woody and the other two of which contain sugary pulp and hard, black seeds that contain oil. The pods can be dried to use all year, or cut or crushed to use in tinctures, drinks, or food.
Health Benefits Of Drinking Boiled Prekese
Below are some of the health benefits of boiled Prekese you probably didn’t know about.
1. Supports Immune System:
Vitamins, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium are abundant in the plant. It aids in the immune system’s strengthening.
Iron in the plant aids in the regeneration of lost blood, zinc protects against viruses that cause respiratory tract infections, and potassium and calcium aid in the management, prevention, and control of muscular diseases as well as bone strengthening.
2. Treats Cardiovascular Problems:
Because it contains important phytochemicals, Prekese is good to the cardiovascular system. It can also be used to treat problems of the heart.
3. Anti-inflammatory Properties:
Plant extracts contain anti-inflammatory properties and have an effect on different human diseases. This can help to reduce inflammation, arthritis, and rheumatoid pain in the body when we boil and drink it.
4. Cures Fever:
When you have a cold, Prekese is a fantastic remedy. Boiling it with warm water is the best way to use it. Take a bath with the infused water. This is supposed to reduce fever and body temperature significantly. This medicine can also be used to treat enema, constipation, and emetic.
5. Control Diabetes:
Tetrapleura tetraptera is beneficial for treating Type 2 diabetes mellitus when drinked boiled, according to a rat study. Prekese’s fruit extract is reported to reduce blood glucose levels during fasting and non-fasting hours.
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