Negro pepper is also known as Uda seed is a pungent spice normally used in flavoring foods in most parts of the world. Negro pepper botanically called Xylopiaaethiopica of the Annonaceae family.
African pepper the famous grain of Selim that looks more like a twisted small bean pod is a seed of African shrubby tree; that grows throughout Africa.
However, in Nigeria varieties of dish is been cooked with negro pepper more especially Nigerian pepper soup. Basically, cooking any form of pepper soup in Nigeria without adding Uda spice is no pepper soup at all; it’s a must-use spice and a very important ingredient in making pepper soup.
In Nigerian dishes, each meal contains some seasoning and spices that give a unique taste of such a meal. In other words, this spicy chili soup is a prime combination of flavor and natural goodness; of a traditional Nigerian pepper soup dish.
Other Names of Negro Pepper
- African pepper
- Ethiopian pepper
- Senegal pepper
- Chimba in Hausa
- Uda seed – in Igbo language
- Eeru Alamo -Yoruba
- Kili pepper
- Kani pepper
- Selim pepper
Negro Pepper Health Benefits
Negro pepper contains Zinc, Copper, protein, manganese, Folic Acid, Alkaloids, Limonene, Flavonoid, Diterpenic, Vitamin A; Vitamin B1, B2, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, therefore, consuming this African pepper can help fight the following illnesses.
Cures Diseases of the Respiratory System
African pepper helps relieve respiratory disease. Traditionally the bark of the Uda tree is used to treat cold, asthma, and bronchitis. Certainly, with the recent research discovery, it can also eliminate bacterial infection like; bacterial pneumonia which is an inflammation of a person’s lung.
Similarly, it is better to avoid exposure to some environmental substances that might be harmful to your health; like dusk, dangerous chemicals, fumes, and smokes that can cause inflammatory infections.
African Negro Pepper Helps Prevent Malaria
Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases in the world; and is caused by parasites of mosquito bites. Furthermore, Countries like Nigerian records huge cases of malaria annually; there is a high death rate of Malaria especially among children. A mosquito net is usually given to children in most health centers in Nigeria. A common symptom of malaria includes headache, fever, nausea, cough, and vomiting.
Meanwhile, the traditional remedy is to prepare Uda seed spices to help eliminate those symptoms of malaria; since it contains powerful antimalarial properties.
Great Cure for Skin Problems
Boiled Uda seeds are good remedies to treat skin problems; ranging from itching, boil, and skin cracking. Do you struggle with skin problems well all you need is Negro pepper.
Hold up Rheumatism aside
Rheumatism is known to be chronic pain on a person’s joints, connective tissue, and muscles. If you are struggling with this disease Uda seed mix with the bark will give you relief; because it has anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties.
Negro pepper and Fibroid
It is said that Uda black pepper seed mix with bark is equally taken to treat fibroid mostly in its early stage.
Negro pepper and fertility
Negro chili pepper may reduce a person’s haemoglobin concentrate which is not too good for someone trying to conceive to bear a child. Traditionally, it’s being taken for family planning although with a recipe on how to make it.
Treat Menstrual Problem
African negro pepper sometimes call Ghana spices can be taken when treating amenorrhea. In traditional medicine, Uda black pepper pod is given to increase blood flow during menstruation.