Health benefits of Ose Oji (Alligator Pepper)

Obinwannem News Health benefits of Ose Oji ( Alligator Pepper)

Ose Oji known as alligator pepper is a seed from a particular type of grass. When it is freshly brought out from the ground, it’s wet and will have to be dried in the sun.

Before you open Ose Oji , it has to be taken behind your back. The reason is because Oseoji is a spirit, and like every spirit, it forbids certain things to remain effective.

Alligator pepper is one of the gift of nature that means different things to different people. It is served with cola nuts so that the guests can entertain themselves. It is also a common ingredient in pepper soup, a spicy delight in most of western and Asian and Africa.

However, since ancient times, alligator peppers have been used in traditional medicine to treat many diseases. The alligator pepper plant also has both medical and nutritional values, and the extracts of its seeds have been used as an antidote against many diseases.

The study indicates that alligator pepper is a stimulant and diuretic. Crushed seeds mixed with crushed bitter kola and water extract of bitter leaf all mixed with a proper amount of water is used to treat diabetes.

Whole fruit is eaten along with two moderately sized ginger cures beriberi. One whole pepper added to three seeds of ripe papaw, dried locus bean all ground to make soup is a remedy for female infertility.

Alligator pepper (Afromomum melegueta ) is of the plant family Zingiberaceae and it is locally known as ose oji igbo and ata ire in Yoruba language.

Moreover, alligator peppers called names like paradise, Atare (in Yoruba), Chitta (Hausa) or Guinea Pepper. They are a seed with many healing powers.

Also, their benefits to humanity seem endless. Therefore, if you do not use alligator peppers, you will have absolutely missed this wonderful gift of nature.

Alligator pepper is also used to cure the following:

  • Asthma


  • Body ache
  • Dysentery


  • Aphrodisiac
  • Stimulant
  • Malaria treatment
  • Weight loss
  • It is also an energy booster
  • It also helps sperm booster
  • Worm expellant
  • Heals Gonorrhea
  • Boost immune system
  • Heals postpartum bleeding
  • Anti cancer
  • Heals muscle pain

*Heals arthritis

It also heals vomiting

*Heals Flu or the common cold

*It helps blood flow

*Calming inflammation

  • Cardiovascular health

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News writer / Nov 1, 2021

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