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10 Benefits of African Locust BeanYou Might Not Know (Iru, Ogiri, Dawa Dawa)

Are you confused about what i am writing about because of the English name? Let me break it down for you to understand the subject matter. 

African Locust Bean in Yoruba is called Iru, In Igbo its called Ogiri and in Hausa its called Dawa Dawa. 

Now you know the name in your local dialect hope you now know what it is used for? 

For the sake of the people who does not know, It is a local seasoning or condiment used in soups and stews.

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Based on the nutritional content of the locust bean, which are: Lipid, Carbohydrates, Fat, Protein, Tannin, Calcium, Fiber some of the benefits you can get by consuming it are as follows:

  1. It helps in treating high blood pressure
  2. Consuming locust beans is good for keeping eyesight, and correcting any eyes defect.
  3. It helps to improve digestion.
  4. It is used for treating stroke and hypertension.
  5. The fermented locust bean seed is used in controlling diabetes and cholesterol level.
  6. The water and alcoholic extracts of fermented locust bean is used to reduce blood sugar.
  7. It is used in the management of bacterial infections.
  8. The locust bean contains tannins, which is often recommended for the treatment of diarrhea.
  9. It is a potential benefit for enhancing weight loss
  10. Locust bean can also be used as external medicine for treating wounds.
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