Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Cayenne Pepper Fruit is not the prettiest fruit, but what it lacks in appearance it makes up for in substance. This spicy, crunchy, nutty fruit is potent in its ability to heal, strengthen and revitalize the body. Munching on one of these peppery tidbits daily will eradicate digestive issues, eliminate psoriasis/eczema, stabilize fever and soothe head and toothaches. Pepper fruit, also known as ako in Edo, mmimit in Igbo, and ata igbere in Yoruba, gets its healing properties from a very high antioxidant, phenol and vitamin content. It has a mild stimulant effect and is useful for pregnant and postpartum women to build uterine strength. Often taken with kola nut and palm wine at Nigerian ceremonies, weddings and festivals, this indigenous gem increases blood flow to the heart and eyes, and thus can ward off heart attack and bring about vision health.