The English name is Aidan fruit
in Yoruba is the name Aridan, the Twi name in Ghana is Prekese and in Ibo it’s called Oshosho or Osakirisa.
In West Africa, the fruits of this plant are known as vegetable, as spice and for their pharmaceutical properties.
- Prekese is well known as a medicinal plant throughout Africa.
- It is cooked in soup and fed to mothers to prevent post-partum contraction.
- It is also used to prevent certain types of ulcers, to inhibit the growth of bacteria, as an anti-microbial.
- Additional benefits include to reduce hypertension, to manage asthma, and to promote blood flow.
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