Researchers Discover African Star Apple; Agbalumo To Treat Diabetes, Heart Disease, Infections

A remarkable study by researchers at the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University Ogun State in Nigeria showed that the local cherry fruit, African star apple (Agbalumo, Udara) lowered blood sugar and cholesterol, and could be useful in preventing and treating heart diseases.

Researchers Discover African Star Apple; Agbalumo To Treat Diabetes, Heart Disease, Infections

African star apple also known as Agbalumo or Udara in Nigeria, is associated with the dry season and has been enjoyed over the years by Nigerians as a fruit. But more studies are supporting its folklore use for treating diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases and drug resistant bacteria.