Jakarta. Petai does have benefits even if people eat it too much can cause uric acid. But the news emerged petai can help people quit smoking up to prevent a stroke. Can petai really help people quit smoking and prevent a stroke?
Banana plants (peteh) are very popular in the region of Southeast Asia countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Laos. The fruit is known by the scientific name of Parkia speciosa (petai) has a biological chemicals that are beneficial to humans more than expected so far.
It was said petai contain fiber, sucrose, fructose, glucose, tryptophan, a protein that is converted into serotonin. Serotonin is a substance that relaxes a person and vitamin B6.
Vitamin B6 is what he said could help people quit smoking. But until now no one has turned out to prove the link of vitamin B6 in the petai with quitting smoking. The claim that Vitamin B6 and B12 they contain, along with potassium and magnesium help the body to heal faster from the effects of nicotine has not been proven medically.
Although research has not found a valid prove, some people found the efficacy of eating petai. Those benefits include:
But to prove it is necessary to study further, because a lot of people know petai can actually make people exposed to uric acid.
Meanwhiile, according to data from the World Agroforestry Centre (WAC), the true content of petai as quoted from worldagroforestrycentre.org, Wednesday (09/07/2011) is cystine.
Cystine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that helps the formation of skin, hair, bone and connective tissue healthy. Cystine is also needed to make glutathione, one of the natural antioxidants that fight free radical damage.
WAC called banana plants as a strong smell and taste. Petai seeds is also hypoglycemic that can lower blood sugar levels. Cystine content of just a lot of oil is used for external treatment such as wounds and ulcers. In addition, petai seeds can also be a cure edema, cholera, antelmintik (worming).