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Health Benefits Of Ehu Seeds (monodora Myristica) by kubusify(f): 6:42am On Mar 12, 2017
Ehu seeds is the spice behind the aromatic flavour and taste of some local delicacies like nkwobi, abacha, isi ewu , bangs soup, etc. Ehu seeds whose botanical name is Monodora Myristica is a tropical plant of West African origin. Different tribes in Nigeria has different names for Ehu seeds. The Yoruba's call it ariwo, Hausa's call it, gujiya dan miya, the igbos call it Ehu, ehuru. Its other names include African nutmeg, Jamaican nutmeg, calabash nutmeg etc.

African nutmeg comes in a shell that is usually removed to get the seed. The seed is then ground and added to soups pepper soup or stew as spice. Ehu seeds produce stronger aroma and taste if they are roasted moderately before use. Due to the strong flavor of this spice, A little quantity is usually enough so that the flavour does not over power other flavours of your food.

African nutmeg is rich in potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium and vital B-complex vitamins, including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants that are essential for optimum health.m.guardian.ng.

African nutmeg contains essential oils which is responsible for its aroma and flavour. The essential oils include β-caryophyllene, α-humulene and α-pinene. The major compounds found in the essential oil from the seeds are α-phellandrene, α-pinene, myrcene, limonene and pinene. Wikipedia.com

Health Benefits of Ehu Seeds

Insect repellent.

The seeds and leaves of African nutmeg act as insect repellent to drive away live and fleas infestation.

Treat headaches.

Ehu seeds can be used to treat headaches and relieve body aches.

Treat Sores.

Extracts from Ehu seeds and leaves can be used to treat sores.
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