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Guinea Pepper and Nutmeg Reduces Sickling

A study published in the June edition of the Journal of Medicinal Plants Research;  suggests that guinea pepper (African pepper), and nutmeg can  reduce sickling by more than 70 percent in red blood cells.

Testing the extracts of Xylopia aethiopica (guinea pepper) and nutmeg on blood samples that were collected from patients confirmed to have sickle cell disease, the researchers found that irrespective of whether they used the water, chloroform, methanol or butanol extract of these spices, they were able to prevent red blood cells becoming sickle in shape to varying extents – from 70 per cent to 90 per cent in 15 minutes.

What does this mean to you? By increasing your dietary intake of these two spices: Nutmeg and Guinea pepper, you have another way to prevent a sickle cell crises. Throw in other spices like cloves, cayenne, a healthy diet and no fried foods, and you’ve pretty much given yourself a road map to a less painful life.


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Sickle Cell Warrior

Sickle Cell Warrior

Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosin's message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.

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  1. justin
    justin August 14, 14:57

    Ive been searching the web now for about 3 weeks and i cannot find where i can buy guineas pepper/ashanti pepper. Any helpfull info would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Sickle Cell Warrior
    Sickle Cell Warrior Author August 16, 11:35

    @Justin, I get mine at Afrimart. The website is They don’t have it displayed on the website, but they have a combination of 7 African peppers and guinea and Ashanti pepper are both part of it. I just ask for the African 7 spice pepper. The last time I got it, it was $7 for a bottle, I think. Just email Tobi at the website, and she can tell you how to order it. You can tell her Tosin sent you. Peace!

  3. justin
    justin August 21, 22:03

    Thank you so much tosin.

  4. uche
    uche February 23, 12:08

    pls is there any thing like sickle cell warrior NGO. I want an elderly sickler from sickle cell warrior as frnd. As for guinea pepper, I usu experience crisis any day I consume it. So I stop it completely

  5. chidinma
    chidinma September 19, 14:36

    my younger brother is a sickle cell patient and I hate to see him go through pain. he recently had a seizure. have anyone here experienced it before? and how did you deal with it. also he’s been experiencing swollen legs for sometimes now. what is the cause? please I need advice and tips. thank you. you can email me at thank u

  6. Ann
    Ann November 22, 07:59

    Hi my son is 19 has Sc hemoglobin, I found the African nutmeg but nit able to find the pepper, I mix it in my spices, I Educate him, doesn’t seem to click in lol. He went for his yearly blood work and check up, his was at 13.0,. Excellent. I really believe thie spices help. Thanks

  7. Aminggo
    Aminggo March 21, 15:39

    My daughter is ss and she is 7yrs can I use it for her,and how does it use

  8. Aminggo
    Aminggo March 21, 15:45

    My daughter is ss and she is 7yrs can I use it for her,and how does it use for cooking or just add water ? Thanks

  9. Ann
    Ann March 22, 09:41

    I mix the pepper and nutmeg up with my other spices in a spice grinder. Make sure you put it on food that is already cooked, in order to get the full effect of the spices.

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