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How to use Hunteria umbellata for diabetes and weight loss

How to use Hunteria umbellata for diabetes….How to use Hunteria umbellata for weight loss

With a similar appearance to that of an avocado pear, Hunteria umbellata is a fruit native to West Africa. It is the scientific name of the abere seed (Yoruba), osu fruit (Edo) or nkpokiri (Igbo). The outer covering of this fruit is yellow in colour, while the seeds are enclosed in pulp. All parts of this plant are medicinal; inclusive of the root, leaves, seeds and even the bark. They all can be used to treat variety of diseases and several conditions.

There are a lot of potential benefits that can be derived from the osu fruit.

Some of which are:
Maintain cholesterol level
Control blood pressure
Eliminate parasitic worms
Treat stomach ulcers and boost stomach functions
Treat malaria
Treat piles
Boost immunity
Reduce inflammations
Treat infections
Relieve pain amongst others
However, for the purpose of this article; the focus will be on the use of Hunteria umbellata for diabetes and weight loss.

Abere seeds for Diabetes

The abere seeds can be used to lower blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. In addition, it keeps a check on blood glucose levels even in non-diabetic persons. Hunteria umbellata has proven to be effective in managing both type 1 and type 11 diabetes. It contains anti-diabetic properties that helps put a check and control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Studies have shown that the extract of this fruit possess hypoglycaemic effects.

According to Health guide, it was revealed that a 2018 study showed that the plant could serve as a potent anti-diabetic drug. While a 2013 study reported that the fruit to contained a erinidine, a compound which exhibits a potent anti-hyperglycaemic agent.

How to use Hunteria umbellata for Diabetes

As a diabetic patient, to keep your blood sugar levels under control. There are two ways to go about it. You can either eat/chew the abere seeds twice daily- every morning before breakfast and night before bed. You also can make a tea out of the osu fruit- make a decoction and drink morning and night regularly.

Hunteria umbellata is good for diabetes and weight loss

The Osu fruit/Abere seeds for Weight loss

Unknown is the use of Hunteria umbellata for weight loss. It is also effective for obesity. The use of abere seeds frequently can help get rid of accumulated fat, exceesive weight, and belly fat. This can be attributed to the presence of antioxidants, and the presence of other properties and elements.

The presence of phenols, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, steroids and phytochemicals all contribute to the efficacy of this fruit.

How to use Hunteria umbellata for Weight loss

To use this fruit as a remedy for obesity or weight loss.
Simply follow these procedures:
Cut and dice the fruit into pieces.
Soak overnight for 24 hours. (if you prefer to use the seeds, you can soak too).
Pour the water into a bottle or container.
Take a cup of this drink every morning before breakfast and night before going to bed.

OR

If you do not like this method, you can as well use the boiling method.

Procedures:

Cut and dice the fruit into pieces.
Pour water into a pot and bring to a boil.
Once boiled, add in the diced fruit or the seeds.
Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Once done, turn off the heat.
And allow to cool for a bit before use.

I hope you found this helpful?

Stella-maris Achumba

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This post was last modified on August 1, 2022 11:47 pm

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