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Ji Mmiri Oku (Special Yam Pepper Soup for New Mums)

Ji Mmiri Oku is a speacial yam pepper soup prepared specifically for new Mums. It it believed to help cleanse the uterus and help it contract after child birth. Pregnant women or those trying to conceive (both the man and the woman) should stay away from Ji Mmiri Oku because of the risk of premature labour (in the case of pregnancy) and because it may prevent fertilization and implantation (for those trying to conceive). Eat the ordinary Yam Pepper Soup or the Assorted Meat Pepper Soup instead.

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Yields3 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

 1 kg yam (white puna yam)
 3 cuts dry Mangala fish
 2 Cameroon peppers
 15 pods uda (grains of selim)
 1 tbsp dry cayenne pepper
 1 tbsp uziza seeds (false cubeb)
 5 uziza leaves (false cubeb)
 5 utazi leaves (gongronema latifolium)
 ½ tsp ogiri Igbo (castor seed paste)
 Salt (to taste)

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Ingredients

 1 kg yam (white puna yam)
 3 cuts dry Mangala fish
 2 Cameroon peppers
 15 pods uda (grains of selim)
 1 tbsp dry cayenne pepper
 1 tbsp uziza seeds (false cubeb)
 5 uziza leaves (false cubeb)
 5 utazi leaves (gongronema latifolium)
 ½ tsp ogiri Igbo (castor seed paste)
 Salt (to taste)

Directions

Ji Mmiri Oku (Special Yam Pepper Soup for New Mums)

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