Sunday, June 23, 2019


Alligator pepper (Afromomum melegueta) is from the family plant of Zingiberaceae which is locally known as one oji in Igbo and ata ire in Yoruba. 

Alligator pepper is being known by its distinguished property healing due to its high amount of tannin. Tannin is very effective in healing burn wounds and surgical wounds. 

Health benefits of Alligator pepper:

Alligator pepper can be used in healing gastrointestinal problems such as stomach pain that was caused by food poisoning, intestinal worms, diarrhea, period cramps etc. 

Alligator Pepper’s extract can affect the growth of bacteria such as Salmonella, Kblesiella pneumonia, Staphylococcus Aureus and many other. As a result of it unique property, it can normally used as disinfectants. 

Alligator peppers are usually being added to soups, rice, and to prepare many assorted cuisines. Apart from being added to main dishes, alligator pepper seeds and leaves are also being used in making a salad. 

If you are experiencing digestions problem such as bloating or constipation, alligator pepper is the best spice to add in your food to help you with easy food digestion and prevent bloating or constipation. 

Consuming alligator pepper is good for individuals with diabetes. Alligator pepper helps lower your blood sugar and helps to maintain it, which will protect them from other complications diseases that can come along with diabetes such amputation.

Apart from being used mostly in food, alligator peppers are used in herbal medicine and herbal remedy to cure skin infections, such as chicken pox and small pox, and many more.

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