Pepper Fruit OR mmimi as the Igbo people call it, is a tropical fruit dominant in West Africa. It is a kind of berry that is purgent,peppery and medicinal in nature. It contains valuable nutrients and phytochemicals that are of benefit to health.
Medicinal effect: The fruit, tree and leaves are used to treat stomach upset, stomach worms and other gastrointestinal issues.
Rich in Antioxidants: The fruit contains Antioxidants such as ascorbic acid and flavonoids that help fight against free radicals that cause sickness in our body. These antioxidants prevent free radicals (chemicals) in the body from damaging the vital organs and cells during oxidation. This property is particular with unripe pepper fruit.
Help fight against ulcer: Pepper fruit are used in the treatment and prevention of peptic ulcer due to the presence of ethanol and flavonoid extract which exhibit anti-ulcer properties.
Good for diabetic patients: Adequate intake of pepper fruit help reduce high blood sugar level.
Improves the body's organs: Pepper fruit help improve the kidney and liver function in the body and prevent them from damage and exposure to any element that can cause malfunction.
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