If you’ve never heard of the Kigelia Africana tree, get ready to be amazed. This ancient – and potent – tree offers so many health benefits, it is showing up on more and more ingredient lists to treat a myriad of concerns. And scientific studies suggest it may also become the next big energy booster!
The Kigelia Africana tree grows in tropical Africa. Its blood-red flowers bloom at night and these aromatic, nectar-rich blossoms are pollinated by bats, insects and sunbirds. From the flower, the tree bears a fruit commonly known as ‘sausage fruit’ because of its similarity to a big chorizo.
Falling Fruit Hazard
Sausage fruit can grow up to 2 feet long and weigh up to 15 pounds. They are eaten by baboons, giraffes, hippopotamuses, and porcupines. They are also a safety hazard! Sausage fruit trees drop their fruit when ripe and injuries from falling ‘sausages’ are common, as are dents on vehicles.
Although some say it is poisonous, and eating it can cause mouth blisters, the fruit is used to make a beer after it is sun dried, fermented, and redried. But the sausage fruit’s use goes well beyond making a tasty, socially lubricating beverage – and we’re just becoming familiar with the sausage fruit’s many uses here in North America. It is said to be beneficial for skin care and hair care, and is even used to treat leprosy! But the fruit of the sausage tree is believed to have some serious impact on another kind of ‘sausage’.
Boosts Sperm Production
According to folklore, the sausage tree fruit can be used in a specific ritual to grow a manhood that is ‘too small’. Evidence to this is purely anecdotal. But it is accepted that the fruit can act as an aphrodisiac and has been prescribed for hundreds of years by those who practice traditional African medicine, as well as administered to husbands by crafty wives. This is backed up by scientific fact – recent studies show that it boosts sperm production in men and increases fertility in fish.
Extract of the sausage tree fruit is also an effective analgesic and anti inflammatory, whether applied topically or ingested. In fact, the extract is as effective as over the counter medications. This analgesic effect also helps to relax the body without drowsiness, important for those dealing with chronic pain.
And, if you’re looking for a natural way to increase your energy for exercise, studying or just having a good time, the extract of sausage tree fruit is a natural central nervous system stimulant that combines well with other nootropics, such as theobromine. Combining theobromine and sausage tree fruit extract will enhance the relaxation effects of the theobromine, resulting in long-lasting energy with no jitters. In fact, one study claims that extract of sausage tree fruit may be more effective than caffeine at boosting energy and reducing sleep time!
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