Other names for this spicy plant include West African pepper, Ashanti pepper, Uziza, Iyere, Guinea pepper, kale, Benin pepper, false cubeb, Guinea cubeb, and Sorowisa. Just like most peppers, piperine is the active constituent that is responsible for most of uziza’s numerous benefits and pungent aroma.
What is uziza used for?
Uziza is a promising source of roughages that assist in lessening stomach pains and menstrual spasms. It enables an individual with bowel movements issues to find relief due to its high dietary fibre. It also alleviates constipation problems. Uziza is used in two parts: the seed and the leaves.
Is Uziza leaf same as scent leaf?
Scent leaf had the highest phyto-chemical contents such as in saponin, phenol, alkaloid, flavonoid and B – carotene than uziza leaf which was significantly (p < 0.05) different from each other.
What soup is Uziza leaf used for?
Egusi soup with Uziza leaves (Ofe egusi na uziza)