Common names of Scent Leaf – Clove Basil – Sweet Basil.
The botanically for scent leaf is Ocimum gratissimum. The scent leaf is a tropical plant species that belongs to the family of Labiatae. The scent leaf is most homegrown but can also be grown for commercial purposes.
The Scent leaf is mainly used for cooking because of the aroma from the plant and also due to the health benefits of scent leaf. Scent leaf contains magnesium which helps reduce bad cholesterol and increase blood circulation. Every 100 grams of fresh Scent leaves have 33 grams of protein.
Side effects of scent leaf
When the scent leaf is consumed in excess caused damage to the brain. Also, when the scent leaf syrup is consumed as prescribed can turn the eyes making you feel dizzy, that is why taking excess can really hurt the brain.
Health benefits of scent leaf
The scent leaves help ease a cough.
To do this: Get a handful of scent leaf, wash the leaves properly against bacteria, then get a handful of ginger and peel off the bark. Grind together without adding any water, once ground together you should get some fluid from it. Filter the syrup and store in a cool and dry place. Take one morning afternoon and night.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease, it affects humans and animals and some of the malaria symptoms include fever, tiredness, headaches, and vomiting.
To do this: Get a handful of scent leaves, wash with salt to disinfect the leaves. Add the leaves to a pot and add 2 liters of water, bring the water to boil properly. Once boiled, take half a cup of the scent leaf water, get 1 lime, cut in half and squeeze the juice into the cup, and mix. Take in the morning and at night.
Indigestion and healthy heart
Scent leaf also helps with indigestion and promote a healthy heart. Drink a cup full of the scent leave water every day for indigestion and a healthy heart. It also helps to prevent disease and heart problems.
Lower sugar level
Scent leaf help to reduce sugar level in the body, by drinking a cup of boil scent leaf in the morning and evening.
Scent leaf also helps to reduce pains, like pains from coughing, menstrual pains, and respiratory problems. Drink a cup of boiled scent leaf morning and evening to get relief from pains.
Scent leaf hep to repel mosquitos, this is because scent leaf has a strong smell that can help repel mosquitos.