Cynthia Adeh Ekpong

Cynthia Adeh Ekpong
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I'm Cynthia Adeh Ekpong, and I write about African Herbs and how they benefit our health. It pains me that we Africans spend more money buying drugs for minor issues instead of using herbs around us for little or no amount. My goal in 54history is to bring more awareness to our African herbs.
African Herbs

Health Benefits of Okpa (Bambara nut)

Today we're talking about the Health benefits of Okpa. Okpa is also known as Bambara Nut pudding, and it's a widely enjoyed delicacy in Nigeria. Bambara nut or Bambara beans (Vigna subterranea) is a nutritious legume and a popular staple...

African Herbs

Health Benefits of Cowpea (Beans)

Cowpea or Black-eye beans are a superfood that's affordable and also packed with lots of health benefits. Cowpea is also known as iron beans in Nigeria, and it's used for various amazing delicacies. It is used to make Akara, Moin-Moin,...

African Herbs

Do you know Managu (African Nightshade)

Managu, also known as African Nightshade, has been gaining popularity and finding its way to the supermarket shelves due to its high economic value to the farmer, its ever-increasing demand resulting from its high nutritional and medicinal value. There has...

African Herbs

What is African Spider Plant?

Cleome gynandra, also known as African Cabbage, African spider plant, Spider Wisp, and cat's whiskers - is a wild green leafy vegetable originated in tropical Africa and Southeast Asia. It is a common food source for the people belonging to...

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Important benefits ofAfrican Spinach

African Spinach is a dark leafy green vegetable found in most African countries, especially in the Western part of Africa. It's popularly called green in Nigeria, but it's also known as mchicha in Tanzania, mowa in Zimbabwe, umfino in South...

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Why you need Malabar Spinach in your life.

Malabar spinach is a well known, nutritious vegetable and a natural coolant. It nourishes makes the body healthy and purifies the blood. Including it in a regular diet helps to prevent the weakness of bones, anemia, cardiovascular diseases. Traditionally, Malabar spinach is...

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Health benefits of Garden egg Leaf

Garden Egg Leaf, locally known as Akwukwo Anyara by the Igbos, Efo Igbo by the Yorubas, and Ganyen Gauta by the Hausa, is a highly valued vegetable in West Africa. Culturally, Solanum melongena or garden egg is said to represent...

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What you should know about Lagos Spinach

Lagos Spinach is one of Nigeria's most common vegetable fortunately found in western Nigeria and used in the preparation of Efo riro. In Nigeria, Lagos spinach is locally called sokoyokoto or Efo Soko in Yoruba ( which means make husbands...

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Health Benefits of Girdlepod

Do you know Girdlepod? Girdlepod is a plant originating from West Africa and has long been used for traditional medicine. Girdlepod has branched stems with small green leaves and small white flowers in the middle. Girdlepod (Mitracarpus scaber) is locally...

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