Kigelia africana is consumed by several species of mammals, such as baboons, bush pigs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, monkeys and porcupines. To be brief, everyone loves a vegan sausage. As the popular name “sausage tree” signifies, the fruit of the Kigelia africana resembles a colossal sausage, and their appearance on the tree makes it easy to recognize throughout most of the year.
Kigelia Africana Aphrodisiac Benefits
Folkloric information from several tribes suggests the Kigelia africana vegan sausages are hung on roofs of houses to signify a sign of fertility.
Animal research reveals that Kigelia africana includes a strong aphrodisiac impact. Numerous dosages of Kigelia africana infusion were reported to show a substantial gain in the sperm count, testicular weight, body fat, testosterone levels, and follicle-stimulating hormone equally independently and as a treatment to stop cisplatin-induced irreparable harm.
However, the 100mg/kg dose of Kigelia africana infusion was effective in improving the parameters listed compared to 500mg/kg dose.
Kigelia africana stem bark decoction has been used as an aphrodisiac and for the treatment of kidney diseases, solar keratosis, diarrhea, coughs, and inflammation. Kigelia africana bark is decocted and administered as an abortifacient. Tribes also used Kigelia africana for sexual complaints such as infertility, poor libido, sexual asthenia, and impotence. Kigelia africana root is a remedy for boils, sore throat, constipation, and tapeworm infestation.
How To Use Kigelia Africana
We recommend adding Kigelia africana powder into clay and using it as a mask. Also, you can make an infusion, allow it to cool off, strain and rinse your hair and face in the shower or drink it.
Kigelia Africana Extract Pre Workout
The stem bark hot water extract of Kigelia africana can be seen in some pre-workout supplements as a stimulant. This could be due to one animal study that reported Kigelia africana could be a potential central nervous system stimulant.
One other property that could potentially benefit athletic performance is the analgesic (painkiller) effect. Owolabi and an assistant were the very first to report the analgesic effect of an extract of Kigelia africana.
After mice were also injected with acetic acid, the amount of twisting and squirming movements had been counted. The number of writhing movements was significantly lower for the group that received Kigelia africana infusion in contrast to the placebo group after 30 min.
In cosmetics, Kigelia africana (Sausage tree) has been evaluated for their ability to heal damaged skin and various dermatological conditions. A topical preparation containing Kigelia africana is used to remove sunspots on the face and hands, “solar keratosis.” Several patents have been granted for the use of Kigelia africana wholesome extracts as anti-wrinkling agents and skin lightening and general skin rejuvenation. A Kigelia africana wholesome fruit extract is useful to develop the bust and the stability of breast collagen fibers.
In folk medicine, Kigelia africana can be used for kidney and prostate disorders. Research in male albino rats assessed that the diuretic effects of Kigelia africana aqueous bark extract. Various concentrations of the infusion, 250 and 500mg/kg were orally treated, and urine output was measured after 5 hours of treatment. The substantial dose-dependent diuretic action has been reported. The start of diuretic activity was over 1 hour and lasted around 5 hours.
The action of leaf extract of Kigelia africana was also revealed in vitro research by Priya et al. and suggested as an excellent protection against oxidative injury. In living animal models with paracetamol-induced liver disease, Kigelia africana attenuated the lipid peroxidation influence and improve the activity of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), catalase (CAT), and d-aminolevulinate dehydratase (d-ALA-D) actions.
Antioxidant potential of Kigelia africana exerts its protective effect against liver damage and also alleviate its anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects. The plant antioxidant potential is attributed to the existence of a good number of phenolic and flavonoid compounds.
Kigelia Africana Benefits
The Kigelia africana is found throughout tropical Africa, and there are local names for the plant among the several hundred tribes.
Kigelia africana contains a polymorphous species. It is extremely variable in habit and leaf morphology, which has led to the distinction of up to 10 separate species and many synonyms. Kigelia africana is a small to a medium-size semideciduous tree, up to 25 m in height.
Tribes utilized Kigelia africana fruit for edema, cancer, rheumatism, snakebites, fevers, malaria, and syphilis, and an alcoholic beverage similar to beer.
Kigelia africana is also used in the treatment of skin diseases and traditional cosmetics preparations as a skin lightening agent, to reduce wrinkles, and to promote smooth skin. In Nigeria, the ground fresh or dried fruits are formed into a paste and rubbed on the breast to treat “cancer” of the breast or abscess.
Kigelia Africana Extracts
Wholesome Extracts of Kigelia africana and isolated compounds have been shown to possess antibacterial, antifungal, antineoplastic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antiprotozoal, antidiarrheal, and CNS stimulant activities.
The short-term effects of Kigelia africana wholesome fruit extract (KAFE) on cisplatin-induced testicular histomorphometric changes in SD rats have been investigated.
It was found that cisplatin treatment caused over 37.5% mortality of SD rats. The qualitative histological assessment showed no deleterious changes following treatment with KAFE alone or as pretreatment with cisplatin. KAFE posttreatment resulted in focal vacuolar changes in the seminiferous tubules (STs) of the SD rats. Cisplatin treatment negatively affected the histoarchitecture of these STs, with massive loss of spermatogenic cells.
There was also a significant reduction in testicular weight/volume, ST diameter, and cross-sectional areas, but KAFE positively improved these parameters. KAFE alone and as prophylaxis significantly increased body weight, serum testosterone, and follicle-stimulating hormone.
It showed a significant elevation in CAT activity, decline in MDA, and upregulation of GSH levels. These parameters were negatively affected by cisplatin treatment.
It was suggested that the cytoprotection against cisplatin-induced testicular damage by KAFE is likely via an antioxidant modulatory pathway and also the possibility that KAFE may possess an androgen-stimulating property.
Kigelia Africana Extracts for Diabetics
The wholesome extracts of Kigelia africana fruits have been shown to possess remarkable antidiabetic properties. In STZ-induced diabetic Wistar rats, daily oral treatment with the wholesome methanolic extract of Kigelia africana flowers and standard drug for 21 days significantly reduced blood glucose, serum cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
The HDL cholesterol level was improved compared to the diabetic control group. Iridoids isolated from Kigelia africana have been evaluated for a GLUT4 translocation modulatory effect in skeletal muscle cells. 7-Hydroxy eucommiol and three related iridoid glycosides showed significant stimulation of GLUT4 translocation to the cell surface in skeletal muscle cells without any adverse effect on cell viability.
The effect of these four compounds was concentration dependent and comparable to the standard drug rosiglitazone. These findings indicate that constituents of Kigelia africana may provide leads for the therapeutics for insulin resistance and diabetes.
- Kigelia africana assist with fungal infections
- Kigelia africana helps with serious skin ailments such as leprosy
- Kigelia africana helps with skin ailments such as eczema, boils, and psoriasis
- Kigelia africana gets rid of ringworm, tapeworm
- Kigelia africana helps with postpartum hemorrhaging
- Kigelia africana assist with diabetes
- Kigelia africana gets rid of pneumonia
- Kigelia africana helps with piles
- Kigelia africana reduces toothache
- Kigelia africana helps get rid of gonorrhea (using a decoction of bark)
- Helps with rheumatism
- Aphrodisiac qualities
Origin: South Africa
Ingredients: Wild harvested Kigelia africana
Parts Used: Leaves, Bark
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take one tsp of dried powder in 8 oz. of favorite juice or smoothie, two times a day.
We recommend adding Kigelia Africana powder into clay and using it as a mask. Also, you can make an infusion, allow it to cool off, strain and rinse your hair and face in the shower or simply drink it.
Capsules: Take 2-4 capsules a day with water or a favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide and Sulfite FREE!
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