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Monday, September 19, 2016

CHECK OUT 4 HEALTH BENEFIT OF LOCUST BEAN ( IRU)

HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOCUST BEAN (IRU)
Locust bean, commonly referred to as iru by Yorubas, ‘ogiri’, ‘dawa dawa’ by Igbos, is a local seasoning or condiment used in soups and stews.
The most valuable parts of the locust bean are high in lipid (29%), protein (35%), carbohydrate (16%), and is a good source of fat and calcium for rural dwellers.
Although the locust bean has an unsavory smell and looks like pellets of cow dung. it possesses numerous nutritional and medicinal benefits.

THE BENEFITS!!

1. The locust bean helps to promote good sight and reduces the odds of hypertension and diseases like stroke and Diabetes.

2. There are also claims that the locust bean helps to decrease arterial blood pressure, based on results published in a Science Journal based in Dakar, Senegal. The researchers tried out locust beans on rats to find out whether it actually has any impact on controlling blood pressure and the result obtained showed that adequate doses of locust beans helped to decrease arterial blood pressure.

3. Another great wonder of the locust bean is that the pulverized back can be used to heal wounds and serves as one of the key ingredients used in treating leprosy.

4. In Cote d’Ivoire, the back is also used as bath for fever and as a hot mouth wash to steam and relieve toothache.

You could chew it raw for more nutritional medicinal benefits
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