Top Health Benefits of Prekese

Prekese or Tetrapleura Tetraplera or Aidan fruit is a native of west tropical Africa and belongs to the pea family. The fruits of the plant have a pungent aromatic odor, which also possesses insect repellent properties. It is primarily used as spices and as a medicinal plant.

1.Wound Healing Properties

Wet fruit extract of the dry Prekese has excellent wound healing properties. Traditionally, the aqueous extract from the fruit is used for healing, which is also proven scientifically. However, the extract’s low concentration (200mg/ml) proved more efficient than when the high concentration (2000mg/ml) extract was consumed. The study was done at the University of Uyo.

For the best effects, always use the fruit extract in low concentration for healing wounds.

2. Convulsion Management

In traditional medicine, an herbal mixture of ingredients, including stem, fruit, and leaves, has a positive effect on treating convulsions. As per a study done at University of KwaZulu-Natal it was found that aqueous extract of the fruit contains anticonvulsant properties. It is also helpful for epilepsy patients in managing and controlling the condition. The fruit extract can slow down the nervous system.

3. Analgesic Properties

In the same study mentioned above, it was also found that Prekese contains strong analgesic properties. Due to this, the extract is often used to manage arthritis pain. It reduces inflammation in arthritis and rheumatism patients.

4. Flavonoids & Phenolic Acids

Prekese is rich in flavonoids which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. These properties of the fruit help in the prevention of heart diseases. Phenolics extract of the fruit was found to be beneficial in prevention and control of hyperuricaemia. This is attributed to its phenolic acids and flavonoid content.

5. Mosquito Repellant

The fruit has a strong smell, due to which it is often used as a mosquito repellant and is practical too. This property is attributed to the presence of essential oils in it.

6. Antimicrobial

Due to the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of the prekese, the fruit extract is used in making soap. The soap does not only have medicinal benefits for the skin, but it also improves the hardness and the foaming.

7. Postpartum Care

Edeminang pod is an additive in the soup for postpartum mothers to avoid contraction. These pods are rich in calcium, potassium, and iron, the three most essential ingredients for the postpartum woman. The soup also helps produce milk in new mothers and helps restore the lost blood.

8. Gastrointestinal Disorders

Its use in gastrointestinal-related ailments could be attributed to the presence of phytochemicals. The fruit extract is often used to cure problems like diarrhea, vomiting, or stomach pain. We have discussed the phytochemicals present in prekese in the point below.

9. High in Nutritional Value

Prekese is rich in phytochemicals that goes a long way in keeping a person healthy.

10. Boosts Immune System

Prekese can boost the immune system in several different ways. First, prekese is high in vitamin C, which helps to increase your body’s resistance to infections and fights against cancer cells. Additionally, prekese contains antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage and reduce inflammation.

Prekese also has anti-inflammatory properties that can improve joint health and alleviate pain associated with arthritis or other conditions. Lastly, precision diets are high in fiber which helps keep you feeling full longer and reduces the likelihood of constipation or other gastrointestinal issues.




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