We haven't given much attention to the many benefits which comes with the use of "tetrapleura tetraptera" popularly known in our local dialect as "Prekese". Mostly, what we do with them is, we put them in soups to make its redolence outstanding as seen in the picture below. It's scent is very nice such that when in soup, people from closer to the vicinity can smell it.
This plant is very beneficial to man and therefore I would like to bring to your notice that relying on only putting it in soup will not make you see its benefits since you are not likely to prepare a soup everyday. I made a huge research on this "wonder plant" and I got to discover some benefits of using it. Lets take a look at some of the benefits which comes with the use of it
Health Benefits Of Prekese
1. Relief of fever
In using "Prekese" to relieve fever which is characterized by a rise in the body temperature of a person, the plant is soaked in warm water and then, the water is used to bath. This relieves the person from the fever by causing a drop in the body temperature of the person
2. Boosts the immune system
The immune system of a person is responsible for preventing diseases from attacking the person. The plant which happens to be the core focus in this article is rich in zinc which helps protect the body against some respiratory tract infections.
It is also rich in calcium which helps in managing as well as controlling bone disorders such as osteoporosis and also helps makes the muscles firm.
Iron is also present within which helps in the generation of blood.
3. Control of diabetes
This was made known after a study was conducted on rats. After the experiment, scientists got to the realization that the plant causes a drop in glucose levels. Lowering of glucose levels ensures that the sugar in the body is lowered thereby reducing the risk of diabetes
4. Management of convulsion
Studies by scientists helped to bring to the discovery that extracts of this plant has some anticonvulsant activities which is initiated by its activity on the central nervous system.
5. Anti-inflammatory properties
Extracts from this wonder plant has been shown to possess some properties against inflammation. These extracts target the activity of pathogens and inhibits them in the process. This then causes a marked reduction in inflammation.
6. Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal disorders are disorders which happens in the gastrointestinal tract. The plant can be used to alleviate some disorders which emanates from the tract such as diarrhea, stomach pain, indigestion and vomiting
7. Presence of antibacterial activity
There is the presence of antibacterial properties in the mentioned plant. These properties have proved very useful in the combat of bacteria and other microbes. This is the reason why most people resort to the use of the plant in making soaps.
These soaps due to the presence of the plant extracts targets and destroys some bacteria and hence have proven useful in treating skin conditions induced by bacterial attack. Aside, their action on bacteria, they can also help add fragrance to the formulated soap.
You can resort to the use of this plant when you get to realize that a doctor is out of your reach. It is really a potent medicine.
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