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Dennettia tripetala G. Baker (Annonaceae), or pepper fruit tree, is a well-known Nigerian spicy medicinal plant. The mineral, vitamin and nutrient composition of. Here are the 18 wondrous benefits of pepper fruit Dennettia tripetala you definitely need to know. Study shows that this fruit is good for us. Abstract. The study revealed the safety of Dennettia tripetala seed on man and the environment. Adult male rats weighing – kg.

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Keay attests that pepper fruit produces very pepperish effect when chewed. Dennettia tripetala seeds are applied to diets of pregnant and postpartum women to aid uterine contraction Achinewhu et al.

Expert decries poor state of healthcare, blames lack of political commitment. As a result, the essential oil can be used for reducing body inflammation and pain. Pharmacological Properties Pepper fruit can be used for pharmacological purposes due to its constituents of terpenes, tannins, flavonoids and alkaloids. We simply cannot survive without them!

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Citing articles via Web of Science 2. Haemorrhage indicated by long arrow and vein congestion indicated by short arrow in the kidney of rats fed: Biology, Ecology and Control.

Ikpi and Nku in a similar study recorded that the plant material showed a moderately high safety margin. Dangers of high blood pressure during pregnancy.


The optical density T 1 was read 60 s after mixing the sample and working reagents. Haematological evaluation in male albino rats following chronic administration of aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis stem. Biochemical evaluation of Pepperfruit Dennettia tripetala and its use as substitute for ginger in zobo drink production.

The inference is further supported by the fact that the haemorrhage was without necrosis. The seed has generally been reported to be used as spice in flavouring and seasoning foods, such as meat, vegetable, soup, and sausage Ikpi and Nku, Minimizes Cancer Risk Pepper fruit is an excellent source of flavonoids, which have been proven effective for reducing the onset of cancer attacks Graf et al.

Pepper fruit, which is botanically known as Dennettia tripetala G.

A Review of the Uses and Medicinal Properties of Dennettia tripetala (Pepperfruit)

Toxicity and oviposition deterrency of some plant extracts on cowpea storage bruchid, Callosobruchus maculatus Fabricius. Pepper tripftala tree thrives mainly in the Savannah and rainforest zones while the fruit usually ripens between April and May.

Log into your account. Lastly, another benefit derived from eating pepper fruit is that it has anti-ulcer ddennettia due to its composition of ethanol.

Health Benefits of Pepper fruit (Dennettia tripetala)

The sectioning method described by Akparie was used for the histological examination. One thousand microlitres of deionized water were added to the mixture and the absorbance of sample and the standard were measured dennettis the reagent blank. AP is reportedly a maker enzyme for the plasma membrane and endoplasmic reticulum damage and often used denettia measure the integrity of the plasma membrane Akanji et al.


Blood urea and creatinine are critical indices that can be used to assess renal function. Also, study shows that unripe pepper fruit contains higher amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals more than the ripe ones. The adverse effect caused by the high concentration of the plant powder, in particular, corroborates the reports of Akparie and Ileke et al. This ensured trkpetala the quantities of the test substance in the diet did not interfere with normal nutrition.

Showing of 2 extracted citations. Effect of chronic consumption of metabisulphite on the integrity of rat cellular system. Toxicological and histopathological effects of cheesewood, Alstonia boonei de tripdtala, stem bark powder used as cowpea protectant against cowpea bruchid, Callosobruchus maculatus Tripetals. One of these essential beneficial plant is the pepper fruit however, many people are unaware of the wondrous things they stand to gain from this fruit. Edible mature pepper fruit is mostly chewed raw, but can also be used for food preparations and for preparing herbal medicines.

Therefore, serum levels of the enzymes are useful indicators of extent of hepatic damage Bamisaye et al.