This great spice contains the following; Magnesium, Zinc,Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, Alkaloids, Saponins, Phenolic, Steroids, Tannins and Tritepenoid glycoside. It is used for soup- (the banga soup) by the Niger Delta Indigenes of Nigeria, also for water purification when clay pots was used for storing drinking water. This not only purifies the water but add a unique flavour to it.
Consumption of prekese is good for managing pains in the body such as arthritic pain and rheumatoid pain. Regular intake of Aidan fruit or prekese supports the cardiovascular system hence it prevents the occurrence of heart related diseases as well as controlling blood pressure. The liquid extract from the stem, bark, leaves and the root from Aidan fruit is recommended for pests and molluscs (snails) control on the farmlands. The powder made from Aidan fruit is used in the preparation of healthy soap. Consumption of Aidan fruit is good for combating diabetes.
Regular use of Aidan fruit strengthen the our immune system by providing protection against viruses especially in the respiratory tract. Aidan fruits promote healing process by making wounds heal faster. Aidan fruit is used in the management of asthma when added to honey and African palm oil.
11. Prekese has antibacterial property which combat the growth of bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus when added to African palm-wine or hot gin. The consumption of Aidan fruit is recommended for mothers of newborn babies to combat post-partum contraction, used with other African spices to prepare what is called the “pepper soup”. The use of Aidan fruit is recommendable for the treatment of schistosomiasis also known as snails fever by boiling and drinking, also good treatment for stomach pain and diarrhea.
Aidan fruit or Prekese is good for combating convulsions due to its anticonvulsant property.
HOW TO USE FOR CONVULSION
Cut up one or two of Aidan fruits, blend or pound with the blender or a mortar. Buy the African/Nigerian Palm Kernel (Pomade) oil, Add the Aidan fruit (grounded) to it. Allow to sit for two days, use it to message the affected child morning and evening after warm bath. Apply into the eyes area, the nostril to make child sneeze, apply into anus to allow child toilet also, then massage the bones judiciously with this. Let it be cream for the child. Once oil is finish, add more and when the smell of the Aidan fades, you can prepare a new one and with four to eight weeks, convulsion is gone. This is also helpful in the treatment of leprosy.