TO LEARN ABOUT OUR INGREDIENTS, FOLLOW US ON A JOURNEY... to Africa for Pterocarpus soyauxii --commonly called “Oha” by the Igbo speaking peoples of Nigeria.
It is a popular green vegetable consumed in large quantities in the South Eastern part of Nigeria because of its unique taste and vitamin C content.
The bark extracts are used in herbal medicine to treat skin parasites and fungal infections.
Other nutritional properties of pterocarpus soyauxii include possession of iodine, copper, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, sodium, protein and selenium. Iodine is most critical to metabolism and overall health than other micro-ingredients. It is unique among the required trace elements because it is the constituents of the thyroid hormones. Iodine deficiency is a common cause of preventable mental defects (Hetzel, 1989;Hetzel and Welby,1997).
Region: West Tropical Africa: Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire and Angola