Tetrapleura Tetraptera as scientifically called is a flowering plant species in the Peg family that is native to Western Africa. It is locally called ”Prekese” in Ghana. It is well known for its medicinal benefits and aromatic flavor. It may be found almost in every home in Ghana. People add them to their soups and other dishes to give it a natural aromatic taste. It is sometimes used to flavor some locally brewed soft drinks. Some people mix them with other herbs and alcohol to make bitters to cure some diseases. One of the most happy moments is when your are served fufu (pounded boiled plantain and cassava into fine mixture) with light (pepper) soup garnish with Prekese in the afternoon, Yummy!