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Health Benefits of Scent Leaf in Pregnancy.

Most of us are not aware of scent leaf uses & benefits otherwise known as Ocimum gratissimum. It is popularly known as efirin(Yoruba), nchanwu leaf(Igbo) and daidoya(hausa) . 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. They are high in calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, carbon and vitamin A .

The scent leave has been reported to be rich in plants chemicals. Oil from the leaves has been shown to posses antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal activities.

If you’re wondering about scent leaf and pregnancy, the key is moderation. Do not eat them raw, or squeeze them to drink the juice, use it to spice your meal. Eat sparingly because it may cause miscarriage especially in early pregnancy. Now that we know the side effects of scent leaf during pregnancy it has its benefits too.

 Scent leaves are rich in boron and Anatol compounds and are capable of help in the development of the hormone estrogen. It can boost the immune system as it contains a lot of vitamins and nutrients.

 Scent leaf in pregnancy for Pregnant women who often experience some stomach discomforts. scent leaf can help with this problem as it has the ability to relieve cramps. Another problem affecting pregnant women is a headache. Scent leaf in pregnancy has also been used as a cough and cold treatment; treats fever and malaria; kills bacteria (antiseptic). It helps to cure indigestion; lowers blood sugar; relieves heartburn and is healthy for the heart.

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