Knowledge Bank – Esoro Wisa (ASHANTI PEPPER)

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Esoro Wisa also known as Piper guineense, Guinea cubeb, Ashanti pepper, Guinea pepper, kukauabe, or Benin pepper is a spice native to West Africa.

#Esoro #wisa has an aromatic and pungent smell, tasting like a cross between allspice and black pepper. It’s flavour is also described as being similar to cubeb pepper but with a less bitter taste. Esoro Wisa imparts heat and a pungent aroma to the dishes used in. To use this spice, lightly toast the seeds before grinding to release its pungent aroma. Esoro Wisa can be used for chicken, meat, fish, in soups, porridge (Hausa koko), rice etc just like you would use black pepper.

Apart from its culinary benefits, there are many health benefits too. This spice is known to help with muscle pain, joint pain, GI distress, gas, improving memory, and for lowering fevers.
Esoro Wisa is full of Vitamin C which helps prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and boosts the immune system. It’s a potent antioxidant Which helps to slow down the aging process and savages away free radicals thus helping to prevent disease.
Other benefits:
•It’s a good antibacterial and antiviral agent. Thus working to prevent colds and flues and other microbial diseases
• It’s a very good anti-inflammatory agent thus helping with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
•It’s Oil has been used for making soap.
the leaves and the stems of the plant work well for boosting female fertility and for nagging coughs.
the roots have been used for colds and bronchitis
Source: https://omtimes.com & google
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