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How to Prepare Prekese Drink

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How to Prepare Prekese Drink

Tetrapleura tetraptera (Prekese) as scientically called is a flowering plant species in the Peg family that is native to Western Africa.

The plant is called Prekese in the Twi dialect of Ghana and Aidan in English. In Igbo Nigeria, it is called Ushakirisha.

It is well known for its medicinal benefits and aromatic flavor. Let me guide you on How To Prepare Prekese Drink

 

ALTERNATIVE USES OF PREKESE

Prekese is been used to create skin-soothing soaps and balms.

When dried and ground into a fine powder, the plant can be included with palm kernel oil or shea butter for dermatological care.

The fruit and flowers, too, have made their way into locally-made products like perfumes and can serve as a natural mosquito repellant.

Prekese has many traditional food and beverage uses as well, commonly used as a cooking spice in soup, sprinkled on meat such as lamb or venison or infused into drinks.

It can also be used to flavor drinks, sodas and teas that offer health benefits. And it can be soaked in alcohol, like gin distilled from sugarcane, to create traditional appetizers and beverages

 

HOW TO MAKE PREKESE POWDER

Scrape off the flesh from the pod of each prekese. 

Using an oven, heat them until they are dried OR dry in the sun(This process takes a long time to completely dry up the moisture in the flesh)

Using a mortar and pestle, or using a food processor, grind them into powder. This should be smooth and free from lumps.

Spread them on a baking tray and reheat the powder in the oven or sun. 

Store in an airtight container for weeks.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Prekese drink good for pregnancy?

During pregnancy, Aidan fruit should not be taken by pregnant women since it might cause early uterine contractions,miscarriage, or pregnancy loss.

What are the side effects of this drink?

Vomiting and nausea are some of the other side effects of Prekese. If you have a stomach ulcer minimize using Aidan spice. Excessive consumption of Aidan fruit might harm the kidneys and liver. Aidan is best taken in little doses.

How to Use Aidan Fruit Prekese for Fertility, Menstruation, Ovulation & Pregnancy?

Basically, Prekese plant enhances fertility in both male and female; it regulates ovulation and also increases fertility

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

2 large Prekese

2 teaspoons Fresh ginger, minced

1/2 Lemon for juice

700ml Water

Honey or sugar to taste (Optional)

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE PREKESE DRINK

In a clean bowl, wash the prekese thoroughly. Using a sharp knife, bruise it and break it into small pieces

Under a high heat, place a pot on fire. Pour water and allow boiling.

Place the pieces of Prekese in the water and cover with a lid. Let it boil for about 30 to 40 minutes.The longer it stays on fire, the more it releases all the juice and flavor from its pods.

Remove drink from fire. Add your ginger and lemon juice to mixture.

Now, allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. This helps the ginger to infuse well in the juice.

Afterward, strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the ginger stalk. Then, add honey or sugar to taste and stir well until it dissolves.

Lastly, pour the juice into a bowl or bottle or place in the fridge to chill.

You can serve chilled on ice with slices of lemon and orange juice or while hot

You can take drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach before food and at night.

 

TRY OTHER DRINKS

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HOMEMADE FULA RECIPE

TIGER NUT DRINK

HONEY LEMON GINGER TEA

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PREKESE DRINK

Is prekese good for you?

Yes, it’s perfect for you.

The prekese plant is used to prevent and control high blood pressure.

Prekese and ginger is perfect for weight loss.

Prekese fruits are highly effective in the prevention, shrinking and total treatment of fibroids in women.

Prekese plant enhances fertility in both male and female; it regulates ovulation and also increases fertility

Prekese fruits contain key minerals and vitamins such as vitamin A, B, C and D, zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, selenium etc.

These essential minerals and vitamins help to strengthen the body immune system.

 

MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.kjv

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