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 a Punch correspondent in Osogbo last Monday.
While claiming that the university had made a lot of contributions to science, the don 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.