Goron Tula Fruit: Explore Its Wonderful Health Benefits Oct 15, 2022 20:17:17 GMT 1
Post by Trade Forum on Oct 15, 2022 20:17:17 GMT 1
Common names of the Goron Tula fruits are Morojwa in Botswana, Goron Tula in Hausa, and tree hibiscus or snot apple in English. Other names are Thespesia or Silky Kola, “African chewing gum” because of the gummy nature.
Azanza garckeana, popularly called Goron Tula fruit (kola of Tula) is available in abundance in the Tula village of Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State. It is a shrub that sheds its leaves annually and a valuable edible fruit tree. It is called the miracle fruit because of the various health benefits.
Composition of the Goron Tula Fruit:
There are many phytochemicals present in the Goron Tula fruit with carotenoids having the highest composition. They are carotenoids, tannins, saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, cyanogenic glucosides and xanthone in both pulp and seed of the fruit.
There are also mineral components such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and iron found in the fruit.
Phytochemical Composition of Goron Tula fruit:
Cyanogenic glucosides (ug/g) 0.21
Mineral Composition of Goron Tula fruit:
Nutrient, Minerals Values:
Phosphorus 59.50 mg/l
Potassium 1810.0 mg/l
Ascorbic Acid 20.5 mg/100g
Goron Tula Uses (Health Benefits)
Carotenoids in Goron Tula fruit have a wonderful level of antioxidants which mops up free radicals and reduces cancer risks.
The presence of flavonoids, triterpenoids and saponins inhibits synthesis and release of inflammatory mediators, prostaglandins and polypeptide kinins. This results in the anti-inflammatory action on the fruit.
Some phytochemicals, such as flavonoids, glycosides, and terpenes present in the fruit, are good for sugar level control in the body. Hence, they are good for diabetic patients.
Goron Tula fruits are consumed for their fertility enhancing activity. It increases female lubrication and also improves the body’s immune functions. The fruit also helps to correct menstruation problems.
Goron Tula has a high level of phenolic compounds such as alkaloids and saponins. These compounds have an antimicrobial action against microbes such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, and can help in preventing microbial infection and sexually transmitted diseases.
Goron Tula is a good aphrodisiac for men and women who are suffering from low sexual drive.
Flavonoids in the fruit help us fight allergen, virus and cyanogen.
Goron Tula also possesses minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and sodium in some quantities.
Goron Tula for Men:
Because Goron Tula seed has low anti-nutrients, such as oxalate, phytate and tannins, it can serve as a fertility booster.
The amount of magnesium and calcium affect sperm concentration in the body. Since Goron Tula has both minerals, it will help to improve sexual function in men.
Some studies suggest that consumption of compounds such as Goron Tula with a good quantity of antioxidants can improve sperm motility and concentration, and reduce DNA damage.
In some areas, men take a mixture of Goron Tula fruit with pineapple and lemon to treat premature ejaculation. Goron Tula can also be mixed with honey.
Goron Tula for Fertility:
Magnesium content of the Goron Tula fruit also helps in fertility. Magnesium handles up to 700 to 800 enzyme systems in the body. It also helps the body to relieve stress and improve sleep. Since trying to conceive causes a lot of stress, and sleep deprivation in some women, magnesium can improve relaxation and also reduce insulin spikes.
How to Use the Goron Tula fruit:
- Wash the fruit properly with clean water to remove unwanted particles and microbes on the body.
- Remove the shell to extract the pulp.
- You can either chew the pulp to get the slimy fluid inside or press it.
- If the fruit is dry, you can use warm water to soak it for a few minutes to extract the fluid.
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