Alligator pepper, otherwise known as Aframomum melegueta is a product widely used in many cultures with numerous benefits. This product apart from myths that it can pursue witches can also serve as a part of food flavors, entertainment, and traditional medicine in some cultures.
Uses of alligator pepper
The leaves of Alligator pepper are used in herbal medicines for treating aNd preventing malaria. Moreover, scientists assume that it can be used as a component for further study of treating the disease.
In ancient times, warriors of African tribes used Alligator seeds to heal wounds. The seeds of the herb are perfect elements of concoctions to heal and treat wounds. The seeds should be crushed and applied to a wound for the healing effect. The pepper contains tannin. This element is notoriously known for its stringent properties, which is effective in treating burns, healing woods and easing the pain of inflamed mucous membrane.
Alligator pepper seeds` extract can be perfectly used for treating gastrointestinal disorders. The elements contained in the seeds can be effective against intestinal worms, ulcers, diarrhea and stomach pain.
Alligator pepper and high blood pressure
According to the various studies conducted by Nigerian Institutes, Alligator pepper can be a perfect treatment for patients with hypertension. The amino acids contained in the pepper seeds help patient to regulate cholesterol level and blood pressure in the body.
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