Utazi (Gongronema latifolium )


Just like other wild West African tropical plants, it is highly medicinal and has been used over the years traditionally in the treatment of various ailments and diseases. With the recent increase in cases of deadly diseases, it is very important that one should have a good understanding of the chemical composition of the food we eat.

Latifolium contains essential oils, glycoside, alkaloids, saponins and tannin, various minerals, vitamins and some essential amino acids.

Studies has shown that the whole plant exhibits the following herbal actions- analgesic, antitumor, broad spectrum antimicrobial (antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral), antipyretic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, anti-sickling, anti-asthmatic, mild expectorant, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, hepatoprotective, digestive tonic and laxative properties. 


12oz /350g


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