Ozoh said pieces of evidence abound that many spices and condiment such as ginger, locust bean seed, scent leaf and alligator pepper
(ata ire in Yoruba) and turmeric unlike the monosodium glutamate-based food seasonings also have medicinal values.
(i) Irun oya-hair of grass cutter, whole alligator pepper
; everything would be burned together and mixed with the corn before planting.
From alligator pepper
seeds, which in the Yoruba culture are given to newborn babies to taste a few minutes after birth, to charoli seeds, which are used in traditional Indian desserts eaten during the festival of Holi, and caraway seeds, which were added to medieval love potions, each spice has its own significance in the lives of the people who use it.
The polyphenol extracts of alligator pepper
, ginger and nutmeg displayed good antioxidant as well as antiglycation potential.
(Aframomum melegueta) is a tropical herbaceous perennial plant with both medicinal and nutritive values found commonly in rainforest.
Returning to London where he met his wife and worked as a civil servant at the Department of Health, his love of cooking led him to start making sauces using exotic ingredients native to Africa including baobab fruit, coconut, and alligator pepper
. James said: "The sauces proved so popular with work colleagues and when I was asked to make a particular type of sauce, it made me seriously look at turning what was my hobby into a business.
"The resultant style is roughly a Belgianish strong dubbleish dark ale," he said, "with an emphasis on the "ish." It has a healthy dose of alligator pepper
, a dash of coriander and a nice addition of Stone-style hops."
The soup is majorly made from the Marugbo leaf (Clerodendrumvolubile), spiced with other medicinal leaves like African basil, pepper fruit leaves, Akintola/Christmas bush, alligator pepper
leave for preference.
The couple use ingredients native to or commonly used in Africa like baobab fruit, cashew nuts, alligator pepper
cubeb and hibiscus flowers to produce a twist on a range of common sauces like ketchups, savoury jams and relishes.
List of plant species used for the traditional management of BPH included Abrus precatorius (Oju ologbo); Adenopus breviflorus (Tagiri); alligator Pepper
(Atare); pineapple; bamboo leaves; giant milkweed (Bomubomu); chilli pepper; pawpaw; African star apple (Agbalumo); lime; coconut; kola nut; sandpaper leaf (Epin) and bitter kola.
Oba Adeyemi would later also perform royal rite using kolanut, bitter kola and alligator pepper
including water and gin as it was done by his forefathers.
List of plant species used for the traditional management of BPH, included Abrus precatorius (Oju ologbo); Adenopus breviflorus (Tagiri); alligator Pepper
(Atare); pineapple; bamboo leaves; giant milk weed (Bomubomu); chili pepper; pawpaw; african star apple (Agbalumo); lime; coconut; kola nut; sand paper leaf (Epin) and bitter kola.