Let’s talk about the health benefits of the African tulip tree this Thursday.
There are many different names of the African tulip tree, some of them are sirit-sirit, Spathodea, Spathodea campanulata, fountain tree, nandi flame, tulip tree, or pichkari.
Here is a list of the health benefits of the African tulip tree.
1. African Tulip Tree Has Antioxidants
The African tulip tree has been found to have antioxidants.
To be more specific, it’s the extracts from the plant’s leaves have been observed to have antioxidant activity.
More in-depth reading can be done here at the World Applied Sciences Journal.
If you’re looking for an unconventional fruit that contains antioxidants, may I suggest checking the langka fruit?
2. Is Used For Healthy Skin
The bark and the leaves of the African tulip tree have been traditionally used for different skin problems like common skin rashes.
It’s been also used as a skin lotion to make your skin softer and less dry.
The flowers and leaves of the African tulip tree used to create a poultice or ointment for burns, inflammations, and wounds.
3. African Tulip Tree Helps Treat Digestive Disorders
The African tulip tree can be very helpful as a home remedy for different kinds of digestive disorders.
It should help you relieve diarrhea, dysentery, and, indigestion.
It’s even been noted that it can kill or expel worms out of your body.
4. Has Analgesic And Anti-inflammatory Properties
In a published study on the Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, they experimented on the African tulip tree to check its analgesic properties and anti-inflammatory properties.
The test was conducted on rats and researches have observed the extracts from the plant were able to significantly reduce pain and inflammation from the test subjects.
They also noticed flavonoids, saponins, and tannins in the African tulip tree extracts after phytochemical analysis.
5. African Tulip Tree Has Antimicrobial Properties
According to the Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological, and Chemical Sciences, the extracts of the flowers and leaves of the African tulip tree contains antimicrobial properties.
They compared the extracts with your standard antibiotics like Gentamicin and streptomycin and noticed that the extracts from the flowers were more potent.
The research suggested that the presence of flavonoids and tannins are the reason for the African tulip tree’s antimicrobial qualities.
6. May Help Protect Your Kidneys
The extracts from the bark of the African tulip tree has been observed to help prevent or treat the toxins in your kidneys.
Decreasing the toxicity in your kidneys can improve its health and its functions.
In the research by the International Journal of PharmTech Research, they suggested that the African tulip tree bark extracts may be helpful in preventing kidney damage caused by toxins from consuming paracetamol.
The barks of the African tulip tree has been claimed to be diuretic. This particular quality can be helpful in releasing toxins out of your body through urine.
These are some of the health benefits of the African tulip tree. I found more but there were too few details to add to the list.
I’ll add them as soon as I get more information.
However, one of the health benefits of the African tulip tree is what I need the most. So this will be my pick.
The analgesic properties and anti-inflammatory properties of this plant can definitely help me with my arthritis problem.
I just don’t know where to get it. Most likely, I’ll look for supplements that I can try.
What do you think is the best health benefit of the African tulip tree for you?
If you’re having serious thoughts of consuming the African tulip tree for its health benefits, you better speak first with your doctor or health professional to be sure that you’re OK with it.
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