10 Health Benefits of Scent Leaves
Do you know the plant called Scent leave? Then you should know the name Ocimum gratissimum with its distinctive smell and taste, sometimes unpleasant, fragrant or sweet, depending on the way of cultivation. It is quite popular and commonly cultivated in Nigeria, the western part of Africa. Often used by different tribes, scent leaves have a variety of names given to it. It is called Nnchanwu by the Igbos, Efinrin by the Yorubas and Daidoya by the Hausas.
Well, let us consider some health benefits of this plant.
1. Aids digestion
If you are the type of person that eats late at night, it is likely you will experience indigestion and bloating. It has immense health benefits such as easy bowel evacuation and weight management.
2. Lowering blood sugar
This plant is also able to prevent cancer and reduce cholesterol. In diabetes mellitus, especially non-insulin dependent (NID diabetes), Scent may lower blood sugar levels and protect the pancreas cells that produce insulin from damage.
3. Relieve heartburn
Scent leaves tea is useful for curing heartburn, coughing, feeling unwell, menstrual pain, fever, malaria, respiratory problems, constipation, appetite enhancer, nausea, postpartum treatments, cleansers and boosters heart.
The content that contained in the leaves of Scent effective for killing germs. You should take 15 slice of the leaves, boiled in two cups boiling water into the remaining one cup. Use boiled water for antiseptic.
5. Facilitate milk production
If you have any problems with the smooth milk, eat Scent leaves to stimulate milk production. Take twenty leagues grams of Scent leaves, use as fresh vegetables when eating.
6. Cough and phlegm laxative:
Extract the juice obtained by squeezing the leaves; then take the extract and brew it with hot water. After that drink it; by drinking the juice extracted from scent leaves regularly, your cough will subside gradually.
Scent leaves contain an effective antipyretic substance to reduce fever and cure malaria. To get this benefit, you can brew them as tea if you’re a tea drinker. Drink it while still warm.
8. Reduce nicotine
Benefits of Scent leaves the latter is to help eliminate and repair the damage caused by smoking. Smokers must consume Scent leaves. Other Scent benefits can also reduce stress, prevent diabetes and kidney stone disease. Wind laxative (carminativa) contains mint like Scent.
As anti-inflammatory Scent has the same effectiveness as aspirin and ibuprofen. It is profitable. Scent leave does not irritate the stomach. That’s because in this herb, there are more elements to prevent injury in the body.
10. Maintain healthy eyes and mouth
The plant is very rich in vitamin A. As we know vitamin A prevents various eye infections, conjunctivitis, eye soothing stress and also for the prevention of night blindness and other vision problems. In addition Scent leaves also be used to eliminate bad breath.
Well, the next time that get to see a scent leave, you should realize it’s health benefits and make use of it.