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12 Health Uses Of Aidan Fruits: Tetrapleura Tetraptera (photos) by kudosamass(m): 7:47am On Feb 06, 2019
Aidan Fruits, botanically known as Tetrapleura tetraptera is one of the greatest wonder plants in the World. It is called Aridan in Yoruba, Osakrisa in Igbo, and Prekese in Ghana. Others call it Osho, Uyayak, Dawo, Edeminang, Ojewole, Ozhagirizha etc. The Plant is native to West Africa. It is used as an exotic spice, medicine and as a dietary supplement.
The sweet fragrance of Aidan Fruit is highly valued as it is used to spice up rich foods. But its greatest gift to the human race is in its medicinal properties. The following are 12 Health uses of Aidan Fruit.

1. Diabetes:
Extract of the fruits of Aidan Plant is used to treat diabetes and its complications such as Oxidative Stress and Hyperlipidemia. The leaves, roots, and bark can also be added for optimal performance.

2. Asthma:
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways and the lungs. Eha-Amufu people of Enugu State uses Aidan fruits to treat all categories of Asthma.

3. Arthritis:
Tetrapleura tetraptera aqueous extract possesses anti-inflammatory and hypoglycaemic properties which are highly effective in the prevention, management, and treatment of Arthritis.

4. Fibroid:
Aidan fruits are highly effective in the prevention, shrinking and total treatment of fibroids in women. Women who use Aidan fruits to spice up their foods rarely develop fibroids. Those who already have fibroids can use Tetrapleura tetraptera to shrink it.

5. Epilepsy:
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder, involving the central nervous system in which brain activities become abnormal, the most time leading to seizures and lack of awareness. The wonder plant, Aidan fruit is used to treat Epilepsy. The Result of a Study published in Phytotherapy Research concluded that T.T is highly potent in the treatment of Epilepsy.

6. Convulsion:
Different studies have revealed that extract from Aidan fruits possesses anticonvulsant properties which are the reason for its inhibitory effects on the central nervous system.

7. Leprosy:
Leprosy is an infectious disease that affects the skin, arms, legs and some nerves. Tetrapleura tetraptera extract is used to treat leprosy in many local communities.

8. Hypertension:
Extract from the fruits, leaves, roots, and bark of Aidan plant is used to prevent and control high blood pressure. It is also very effective in improving the oxidative position in a salt model of hypertension patients.

9. Immune System Booster:
Aidan fruits contain key minerals and vitamins such as Zinc, Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium etc. These essential minerals and vitamins help to optimize the body immune system. They protect the body against viruses, regenerate blood cells, and ensure optimal performance of our bones and muscles.

10. Anti-Aging Properties:
Those who wish to continue to look young, especially women, must make Aidan fruits their friend, and use it to spice up their foods each time they are cooking. The pod contains Polyphenols, Flavonoids, Tannins and Alkaloids which are antioxidants that protect our body from free radicals and oxidative damages responsible for aging.

11. Post-partum (after delivery) Recovery:
The greatest health benefit of this plant is the quick recovery of newly delivered mothers. Aidan fruits are used to prepare soups and yam porridge for women immediately they put to bed to prevent post delivery contraction. Aidan fruit with its magical properties is the single most effective ingredient in post-delivery recovery.

12. Schistosomiasis (Snail Fever)
Aidan fruits are highly effective in the treatment of the infectious disease known as Schistosomiasis, caused by the parasite, Schistosoma.

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See below on how to prepare and use the fruits for the treatment of the above mention diseases.

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Re: 12 Health Uses Of Aidan Fruits: Tetrapleura Tetraptera (photos) by kudosamass(m): 7:49am On Feb 06, 2019
How To Prepare And Use Aidan Fruits:
Aidan fruit is very easy to prepare because it is a very exotic spice used in cooking in many West African communities. It is used to spice up pepper soups and yam porridges. It is also used to cook jollof rice and many other African foods. All you need to do is cut the pods into pieces, or grind it and add to your cooking.
However, to prepare the fruits for medication purposes, you are to cut few pods into pieces and boil in water for about 40 minutes. Drink half cup morning and evening for a month. In serious cases, the pods are ground and mixed with honey or palm kernel oil. Leaves, roots and bark are also cooked like the fruits and taken twice daily.
The greatest challenge is how to source fresh and healthy pods. This is because most of the pods sold by local market women are invalids. Some of them are already eaten by worms; while others are rotten and infested by ants and insects. But you can buy freshly harvested and healthy pods on the online market place, Konga.com. Simply type aidan fruits garden or just aidan fruits on the search bar and you would have fresh Aidan Fruits.
Re: 12 Health Uses Of Aidan Fruits: Tetrapleura Tetraptera (photos) by MamaEmma(f): 8:38am On Feb 06, 2019
Great plant, I enjoy using it .Every pregnant woman in rural areas uses it and that's why they deliver like Hebrew women
Re: 12 Health Uses Of Aidan Fruits: Tetrapleura Tetraptera (photos) by IdreamOfUnicorn(f): 8:42am On Feb 06, 2019
Anti-inflammatory Properties
The extract of this plant is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and this suggests its inhibitory impacts against certain human pathogens. As a result, it can be used for reducing inflammation of the body, arthritic pains and rheumatoid pains.
5. Culinary Purposes
Dried taub fruit is known for its distinguished aromatic and flavorful fragrance and as such used as a spice for flavouring assorted dishes such as meat pepper soup , palm kernel soup (banga soup or ofe akwu) ,
nsala (white soup) , fish pepper soup etc. To use this spice, you can either crush it before adding to food or break into smaller portions before adding in the food while cooking.
6. Supports the Cardiovascular System Aridan supports the cardiovascular system due to its constituents of essential phytochemical and as such can be used for preventing and treating heart diseases.
7. Molluscicidal Properties
Studies reveal that the aqueous extracts from the stalk, leaves, stem, bark and roots of the aridan plant contain molluscicidal properties. This suggests why this plant acts as a pesticide for fighting against molluscs and pests. Aridan is normally used in gardening, planting and agriculture for offering protections and control against gastropod pests especially snails and slugs that feed on/damage crops and other valuable plants in the farmland.
8. Dermatological Care
The fruit can be dried and blended into powdered form for producing dermatological products such as soap. The great attention drawn towards the use of this plant for manufacturing soap is due to its high antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
It is worthy to note that the aridan plant helps to promote soap foaming as well as its hardness. To make soap with aridan, the dried powdered herbs can be combined with shea butter, palm kernel oil or any other bases of choice. Soaps produced with these three key ingredients have superior qualities unlike those with individual base.
9. Treatment of Hypertension
In folk medicine, the stem and bark extracts of taub (Tetrapleura tetraptera) can be used for preventing and treating hypertension. Researchers agree that Tetrapleura tetraptera is effective for preventing high blood pressure and for improving the oxidative position in salt model of hypertension patients.
10. Treatment of Diabetes
The stem and bark extracts of Tetrapleura tetraptera (Taub) can be used for preparing herbal medicines for treating diabetes.
11. Supports the Immune System
Being an excellent source of key vitamins such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc, aridan helps to strengthen our immune system.
Iron helps to regenerate lost blood, zinc offers protection against viruses especially those that can cause respiratory tract infections while calcium and potassium helps to man

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Re: 12 Health Uses Of Aidan Fruits: Tetrapleura Tetraptera (photos) by kudosamass(m): 9:04am On Feb 06, 2019
Thanks @IdreamOfUnicorn for your contribution on the health benefits of Aidan fruits.
Re: 12 Health Uses Of Aidan Fruits: Tetrapleura Tetraptera (photos) by damar(m): 8:55pm On Jun 24
Can one get the oil in large quantities?
Re: 12 Health Uses Of Aidan Fruits: Tetrapleura Tetraptera (photos) by kudosamass(m): 9:05pm On Jun 27
damar:
Can one get the oil in large quantities?
I don't deal on the oil

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