English Name: False cubeb leaves (The seeds from the plant is known as mkpuru uziza (uziza seeds)) Local Name: Uziza leaves / Ashanti pepper leaves / Benin pepper leaves / Guinea cubeb leaves. Botanical Name: Piper guineense
In the local Nigerian market, it is known as hot leaves. It’s peppery and is usually used in small quantity to add flavor and a very nice aroma to soups like ofe nsala, vegetable soups and sometimes egusi soup. It is rich in anti-oxidants and has preservative properties.