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5 surprising health benefits of ‘prekese’

By Louisa Sowah
5 surprising health benefits of ‘prekese’
5 surprising health benefits of ‘prekese’
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Prekese is native to West Africa and belongs to the pea family. The fruits of the plant have a pungent aromatic odour.

It possesses insect repellent properties and is primarily used as a spice.

Africa is known to use various forms of herbal medicines to cure both physical and spiritual illnesses.

Some of the top diseases for which it is used medicinally are inflammation, convulsion, skin ailment like leprosy and rheumatoid pains. Dawo, Uyayak, Osho, and Osakirisa other names of prekese. The English name of the plant is Aiden.

Let’s investigate the massive medical advantages of prekese:

Supports Immune System

The plant is a rich source of vitamins, irons, calcium, potassium, zinc and magnesium. It really helps in strengthening the immune system.


Prekese is a great remedy for one who suffering from a cold. The best way to use the plant is to soak it in warm water. This is said to greatly relief fever and body temperature. You can also try this remedy when suffering from Enema, Constipation and Emetic.

Wound Healing Properties

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

Use the fruit in low concentration for wounds to have the best effects always.

Baby blues care

The plant case is utilised as soup added substance and 8s best served to baby blues mom to forestall withdrawals. The cases are supposed to be significant for the baby blues lady. The prekese soup is said to create milk in taking care of moms and re-establish lost blood. 

Controls Diabetes

As indicated by an examination led on rodents, Prekese is valuable for rewarding Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The natural product concentrate of prekese is said to bring bring down glucose levels during fasting and non-fasting hours.