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Monday, 17 August 2020

Health benefits of Hwentia (Grain of Selim)

 

Grain of Selim, scientific name Xylopia aethiopica, is referred to as Hwentia in Akan, Chimba in Dagomba, So in Ga, Etso in Ewe, Chimba in Hausa, Djar in Wolof language, Eeru Alamo in Yoruba, Uda in Igbo.

Its other names include Ethiopian pepper, Moor pepper, Senegal pepper, Negro pepper, kani pepper, kili, kimba, and Africa pepper.



Grain of Selim contains diverse range of nutrients including copper, zinc, protein, camphene, manganese, alkaloids, diter penic, Limonene, Folic acid, flavanoid, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C and vitamin E.


Health benefits of Grain of Selim:

1. Malaria treatment.

Its numerous antimalarial properties makes it a perfect candidate for malaria treatment and eradication.


2. Perfect for newly born mothers.

After birth, blood often clot in the abdominal section of the body. Taking in grain of selim can help melt down the clots and clear it out of the system.

Can also help in the healing of injuries they might have encountered during delivery.


3. Perfect for nursing mothers.

Grain of selim improves the overall health of nursing mothers and helps increase the production of healthy milk for babies.


4. Good for the respiratory system.

Certain nutrients in grain of selim are very efficient in treatment and eradication of almost all diseases related to the respiratory system of humans. Asthma, flu, cold, and bronchitis are a few of the respiratory diseases grain of selim can get rid of.


5. Prevents and cures cancer.

Grain of selim contains great amount of antioxidants which are very efficient in preventing the growth of cancer cells.


6. Good for preventing or treating toothache.

Antibacterial properties of grain of selim makes it one of the best as far as treatment of toothache is concerned.


7. Gets rid of dysentery

Prevents and treats dysentery by killing bacterias in the stomach due to its antibacterial content and nature.


8. Contraceptive

Most people have said that when it is boiled in water and the water is drunk by a lady just after sex, it may prevent unwanted pregnancies hence, can help space out birth.


9. Aids in weight loss.

Consistent intake of grain of selim can promote weight loss.


10. Boil treatment.

Crush and grind grain of selim and apply it around or on a boil. It will get rid of it in no time.

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