Aridan (Prekese) is a flowering plant that is native to Western Africa and belongs to the pea family. The tree can be used in a variety of ways. Its sweet scent is valued, and its fruit is used to season dishes. Its bark is often used medicinally.
1. Diabetes Management:
Aridan is useful for treating Type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a rat study. Prekese's fruit extract is said to lower blood glucose levels during fasting and non-fasting hours.
2. Boosts the 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 recovery of lost blood, zinc protects against viruses that cause respiratory tract infections, and potassium and calcium aid in the management, prevention, and control of muscle disorders as well as bone strengthening.
3. Used for Hypertension Treatment
The plant's stem and bark can be used to treat high blood pressure. According to studies, the plant is effective in treating high blood pressure and lowering oxidation levels in hypertension patients.
4. Convulsion Treatment:
In folk medicine, the stem, fruit, and leaves of the prekese are used to make herbal concoctions. This can aid in the control of convulsions. According to studies, the aqueous extract of the plant has anticonvulsant properties and stimulates the central nervous system.
5. Has Antibacterial Properties
Antibacterial and microbial agents are found in the plant. The plant's extract is used to make soap because of these properties. Skin disorders, inflammation, and bacterial infections can all be treated with this soap.
6. Leprosy Treatment:
The aridan plant is also used in the treatment of leprosy, according to a report. The disease has a significant impact on the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves, resulting in lumps and skin blemishes. Mutilation and lesions can occur in more severe cases of leprosy.
7. Healing Properties for Wounds:
The plant's wet extract contains wound-healing agents. A research conducted at Uyo University found that the low concentration (200 mg/ml) is more effective than the higher concentration (200 mg/ml). As a result, using the plant's lower concentration to treat wounds is recommended.
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