What Are The Health Benefits Of Scent Leaf (Ocimum gratissimum)?

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Thursday, September 16, 2021 Science and Nature

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Scent Leaf (Ocimum gratissimum)

Scent leaf (Ocimum gratissimum), is an aromatic herb that has been introduced extensively across tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is native to Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun, Madagascar, Southern Asia, and the Bismarck Archipelago. It has been naturalized in countries such as Polynesia, Hawaii, Brazil, Panama, the West Indies, and Mexico. The plant is normally a perennial homegrown shrub, although it can be found in the wild, and is used mainly as a spice for cooking delicacies due to its aromatic taste.

Health Benefits of Scent Leaf

  • Maintenance of the eyes
  • Improves heart function
  • Aids digestion
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Insect and mosquito repellent
  • Treatment of fungal infections
  • Treatment of Diarrhea
  • Anti-Inflammatory properties
  • Treatment of respiratory disorders
  • Promotes oral hygiene
  • Antimutagenic properties
  • Wound healing activity
  • Promotes normal hair growth
  • Reproductive health
  • Food preservatives
  • Source of aromatics and Oils

Side Effect of Scent Leaf

The potential side effects of Scent leaf includes;
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Burning of eyes and throat
  • Cough or shortness of breath

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