9 reasons alligator pepper is good for your health
Alligator pepper is a popular spice made from the seeds and seed pods of Aframomum danielli which is native to the West African region.
Alligator pepper is a good source of various minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
Here are some health benefits of this spice:
Rich in antioxidant
Alligator pepper is rich in antioxidants that helps fight free radicals in the body and offer protection against viruses, allergens, microbes, platelet aggregation, tumors, ulcers and hepato-toxins (that can cause chemical liver damage) in the body.
Alligator pepper is said to be effective in eliminating fibroids.
Alligator pepper seeds contain a high amount of tannin that is distinguished by its stringent property and as such it is very effective for healing wounds and treating burns.
Lowers blood sugar
Alligator pepper helps people with diabetes ensure the regulation of their blood sugar, thus protecting them from complications of the disease such as blindness and limb amputation.
In addition to its medicinal properties, it is a strong natural aphrodisiac that stimulates sexual desires and maintains high stamina.
For women, it works on their libido and makes them more sensitive to touch during sexual intercourse as the nerve endings are stimulated more.
Treats digestive issues
The seed extract of the alligator pepper can be used for treating gastrointestinal disorders such as bloating, indigestion, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, colon polyps, ulcer, and intestinal worms. It also helps improve gut and intestinal health.
Treats skins diseases
Alligator pepper can be used for preparing herbal remedies for treating infectious skin diseases such as measles, chickenpox and smallpox.
Alligator pepper is analgesic in nature and as such can be used for relieving and alleviating pains such as joint pain, toothache, stomach pain, arthritic pain, and rheumatoid pain.
The leaves of alligator pepper are used for preparing herbal medicines for preventing and treating malaria.