Scent leaf has distinctive smell and taste, sometimes unpleasant, fragrant or sweet. It is called efirin (Yoruba), nchanwu leaf (Igbo), nton (Ibibio) and daidoya (Hausa). Efirin, daidoya, nchanwu or scent leaf, whose botanical name is Ocimum gratissimum, is a tropical plant species that belongs to the family of Labiatae. It is usually a homegrown shrub used mainly as spices for cooking delicacies due to its unique aromatic taste. Scent leaves are high in calcium, phophurus, iron, potassium, carbon and vitamin A.
The scent leaves have fragrant smelling and this is a medicinal plant. The shape is branched at the top, with a height of about 50 -80 cm. compared to other similar Scent or even a single species, only Scent has a pale green color (there are also purple).
There are various other diseases that can affect scent. In Chinese pharmacology stated that throughout this herb can stimulate absorption (absorption), laxative sweat (diaporetik), urine (diuretic), pain relief (analgesic), blood circulation and cleanse toxins. The portions of the Scent can be used as a treatment that is the whole herbs (leaves, stalks, stems, flowers), seeds and essential oils.
1. Fights cough
Take some leaves and squeeze them to get the extract. After that, take some of the extract and add hot water in it. You can give this healthy drink to your kid or drink it yourself. This drink will not only help to cure your cough but improve your immunity so you will not get cough too often.
2. Solves indigestion problems
If you suffer from diarrhea, mules or other stomach disorders, then a drink made of scent leaves can surely help you. Scent leaf is very effective if you have problems with your stomach. It has the same effect as aspirin and ibuprofen. The recipe is so good that once you drink it, you will feel a great relief. The drink cools the stomach and has a great calming effect on the digestive system.
3. Prevents heart diseases and problems
When you get older, you might develop some heat problems. Scent leaves can prevent any heart diseases and problems. Add some scent leaves in your food and it will improve your heart health.
4. Lowers blood sugar
Both scent leaf and bitter leaf can prevent cancer and reduce cholesterol. Scent leaf especially impacts sugar level and protects the cells that produce insulin from any damage. Also, scent leaf can protect your body from harmful radiation.
5. Helps with lactation
If you have any problems with lactation after childbirth, scent leaves can stimulate milk production. You can eat some scent leaves or add it to your food on a regular basis. For example, you can add scent leaves to fish or meat dishes! Doesn’t it look delicious?
6. Relieves pain
It was recently discovered that scent leaves can also relieve pain. The tea made from these leaves is useful for healing menstrual pain, fever, malaria, coughing and respiratory problems. If you have any problems with your stomach and have a stomach ache then drinking scent leaf tea can help you to feel much better.
7. Has antiseptic effect
Scent leaf is effective for killing bacteria and germs. So if you want to kill bacteria in your body, you should take some scent leaves and boil it. Boiled water and scent leaves can act as am antiseptic.
8. Reduces nicotine
This point is only for those who smoke. If you smoke, then you should really appreciate the benefits of scent leaves. The leaves can ease the damage caused by smoking and reduce stress. Scent leaves can improve your health and prevent diabetes or even kidney disease. Smokers are supposed have some scent leaves when they smoke.
9. Has anti-inflammatory effect
Scent leaf does not only heal wounds and other scratches on your body but can also treat arthritis. It has anti-inflammatory properties and contains calcium, which increases bone density. Eating scent leaves every day can prevent bone diseases, such as osteoporosis.
10. Helps with infertility problem
Scent leaves will not only improve your health but help you to become a mother. Scent leaves boost fertility and are useful for both male and female reproductive organs. You can use scent leaves to make delicious dishes and eat it with chili sauce or chicken. Scent leaves strengthen sperm vitality and work well to prevent infertility.
11. Helps to get rid of flies and mosquitoes
The last, but not the least scent leaves’ benefit is its ability to fight mosquitoes’ problem! Its strong smell protects your body from being bitten by mosquiteos if you put it in your room.