The Dean, Faculty of Sciences of the Adeleke University, Ede, Prof. Temitope Oyedepo, has said that the university has discovered that the mixture of omi ogi and lemon has a great potency to cure liver problems.
Omi ogi is the fermented water on the paste-like substance derived from blended maize.
Oyedepo said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo last Monday.
While claiming that the university had made a lot of contributions to science, the dean added that research was ongoing to know if the solution could also treat high blood pressure and blood glucose.
“We have carried out studies on extracts of local plants to establish their authenticity in treating cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and even cancer. We are currently carrying our research on omi ogi and lemon. This protects and cleans up the liver even when it is already infected.
“We are still going further to see its effects on high blood pressure and if it can lower blood glucose. It would be great if it can cure these two conditions also,” she said.
Oyedepo said the Bio Chemistry Department had concluded studies on the use of moringa and almond leaves, adding that moringa possessed anti-inflammatory properties and protected the liver and lowered blood glucose.
Noting that Nigeria was blessed with many plants and fruits with medical values, Oyedepo also advised Nigerians to eat more vegetable and fruits and cut their intake of sugar and junk food.
The Vice- Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwole Amusan, had on the previous Thursday said the university, established four years ago, had remained one of the Pan- African education and charity institutions.
He said more than 200 students were on scholarships of the founder of the varsity, Dr. Adedeji Adeleke, out of about 1,000 students.
Amusan said the university’s first set of graduates would be mobilised for the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps.