The recent trend showed the choice of remedies is not only coming from modern medical technologies. There are a lot of people started to consider the effectiveness of home remedies coming from natural ingredients found in nature. A lot of studies have been conducted to focus on finding natural ingredients from surrounding in order to support the rapid development of modern medical technologies. Some hospitals are even cooperating with universities by opening a special department which exclusively studied about herbs and plants. Recent found that Xylopia Aethiopica, a type of aromatic tree mostly found in rain forest of Africa has more benefit than just a tree which the wood used to construct hut, crossbows or boat.
There are a lot of benefits from all the components of Xylopia Aethiopica, not only from the wood which could prevent termite, the leaves, the fruits and even the seeds and the root contained important ingredients for health benefit and home or traditional remedies purposes. Besides as traditional and natural ingredients for remedies or medical purpose, Xylopia Aethiopica also used in foods and beverage, the crushed dried fruit widely used as the replacement of pepper to spice up the food flavor and the leaves could be used as the main ingredients of local drink.
Health benefits of Xylopia Aethiopica as remedies and many diseases treatment already prove around the world. Here are some Xylopia Aethiopica benefits for you.
- Bronchitis treatment
Bronchitis considered as high risk in viral infection because the virus could be spread easily through the air and the direct contact. It is no longer a dangerous disease today with all the medical technologies the world has now but incomplete or wrong treatment could change the status of acute bronchitis into chronic bronchitis which will required much more complex treatment. In the worst case, a person suffered from chronic bronchitis should conduct a lung transplant and need an oxygen therapy in long term.
One of the health benefits of Xylopia Aethiopica is as a natural solution to treat bronchitis. In traditional environment of Africa and Ghana, the fruit of Xylopia Aethiopica used to treat bronchitis in the form of dried fruit decoction. And many studies also has proven that the 70% of aqueous ethanol extracted from the fruit has anti-anaphylactic and anti-inflammatory properties which assists in the validation of Xylopia Aethiopica in treating bronchitis.
- Dysenteric condition
The main cause of dysenteric case is infection of bacteria, viruses or parasitic worm. The anti-hepatotoxic and the antibacterial found in dried fruit of Xylopia Aethiopica could help a dysenteric condition which has function as a traditional or natural antimicrobial therapy.
The root of Xylopia Aethiopica could be used as home remedies to get rid of toothaches. It is traditionally used as mouthwash.
Asthma might be a well-known disease. A lot of treatments have been found and preventive actions have been introduced. It is true that there is no cure for asthma; that’s why avoiding the triggers is the most effective preventive solution. The triggers here are like irritants and allergens, and studies have proven the aqueous ethanol extracted from the dried fruit decoction producing effective anti-inflammatory action which is an effective treatment for asthma.
Rheumatism is condition when a person will suffer a kind of chronic pain in the joints or tissue. In modern times, there are a lot of options of medicines to deal with rheumatism as well as options of herbs as traditional remedies as alternative choices. The fruit of Xylopia Aethiopica is also well-known as a counter pain that could help people getting rid of the pain caused by their rheumatism condition.
- Foods and Beverages
In daily life, local Africa used the fruit local palm wine, coffee and even smoked as replacement of tobacco. Not only the fruit; the seeds are also able to be used as the spice for food flavor.
And just like any women around the world who could find the beauty in every way, they could find the benefits of the seeds of Xylopia Aethiopica for the scent and cosmetic for their skin.
Those are the health benefits of Xylopia Aethiopica which has been proven by experts and studies. However, there are more benefits of this aromatic tree for home remedies like headaches, stomachache, chest-pain and the tonic is also believed by many people to improve fertility and recommended for mothers who breastfeeding their child.
Nature is not only provides the beauty for this world but also benefits for those who embrace the nature. Modern medical technologies might help this world fight disease a lot better but don’t even underestimate the power of traditional remedies and herbs because even maybe the most effective drugs contained chemicals that only extracted from that plants you see every day in your home yard or the small forest around your environment. Besides, learning about herbs and home remedies could help you conducting the first aid action.