Alligator pepper (also known as hepper pepper) is a West African spice made from the seeds and seed pods of A. exscapum. It is a close relative of grains of paradise, obtained from the closely related species
Unlike grains of paradise, which are generally sold as only the seeds of the plant, alligator pepper is sold as the entire pod containing the seeds (in the same manner to another close relative, black cardamom).
Health Benefits Of Alligator Pepper
1. Alligator Pepper Anti-inflammatory Properties
The gingerol contained in Alligator pepper takes part in the leukotriene synthesis. Therefore, it can offer protection against inflammatory processes in the body.
Malaria Treatment The leaves of Alligator pepper are used in herbal medicines for treating and preventing malaria. Moreover, scientists assume that it can be used as a component for further study of treating the disease.
2. Alligator Pepper And High Blood Pressure
According to the various studies conducted by Nigerian Institutes, Alligator pepper can be a perfect treatment for patients with hypertension. The amino acids contained in the pepper seeds help patient to regulate cholesterol level and blood pressure in the body.
3. Anti-oxidizing Properties
As it`s known, free radicals in your body can lead to a variety of diseases up to cancer. Alligator pepper seeds are used in the traditional medicine as a super source of phytonutrients, like saponin, cardiac glycoside, flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids and the phenolic compound.
4. Wound Healing treatment
In ancient times, warriors of African tribes used Alligator seeds to heal wounds. The seeds of the herb are perfect elements of concoctions to heal and treat wounds.
The pepper contains tannin. This element is notoriously known for its stringent properties, which is effective in treating burns, healing woods and easing the pain of inflamed mucous membrane.
5. Alligator Pepper And Fibroids
Proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can be a sure way to control fibroids. Around 40% of women are registered with fibroids before reaching menopause. One of the best herbal answers to the fibroid problem is Alligator pepper.
It helps your liver with detoxification and prevents or even illuminate fibroids. If you have fibroids and want to stick to the natural herbal treatment of the issue, then try to use Alligator pepper.
6. Aphrodisiac Properties And Treat Sexual Dysfunction
Some studies revealed that Alligator pepper have aphrodisiac properties. Therefore, it can increase a sexual desire for men and women. Also, US studies show that Alligator pepper can help male with premature ejaculation.