Scent leaf is widely used among Nigeria's tribes. It's called "Efirin" in Yoruba, "Ahuju" or "Nchanwu" in Igbo, "Ganyen Kamsh" or "Doddo Ya" in Hausa, Edo's "Aramogbo," Ibibio's "Ntonng," and "Ekeni" in some sections of Ijaw. It's mostly used to make 'Ofe Akwu,' pepper soups, porridge yams, Jollof beans, jollof rice, and 'Ukwa,' among other dishes. More specifically, it is used by the Benin people to prepare soups such as 'Ogbono' and Egusi.
Scent leaf is a vegetable seasoning that provides every dish with a distinct flavor and scent. Antibacterial, and antifungal, are present in the plants. Scent leaf is used to cure and prevent illnesses and infections. It also contains crucial bioactive components such as iron, phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin A.
4 Medical Benefits Of Eating or Drinking Scent Leaf Water.
1. The scent leaf is well-known not only for its aroma but also for its health benefits. Calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, and vitamin A are all abundant in it. Scent leaf's water are believed to have antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial effects, which is why it's regarded as the 'fever' leaf.
2. Have you ever wondered why, when cold strikes, most people take pepper soup and eat a scent leaf? It's because it helps to prevent colds and catarrh. It can also be used to treat cholera and dysentery in the stomach. It is beneficial for skin care and treats skin diseases like ringworm when crushed into a paste. When you have menstrual cramps, make it into a tea to relieve the discomfort.
3. Scent leaves have a variety of health benefits, according to research. Scent leaf is a nutrient-dense plant that is also a well-known fertility booster. It is high in vitamin A, which aids in the maintenance of good vision. It contains calcium and magnesium, which help to lower bad cholesterol and promote blood circulation, so improving heart function.
4. Scent leaf promotes food digestion, has a relaxing effect on the stomach, and improves bowel evacuation. It can reduce blood sugar levels.
(Note: We must keep in mind that herbal remedies might be just as potent as prescription drugs before using them. It has the potential to interact with certain drugs in some circumstances. As a result, it should be taking with extreme caution).
Write-up Credit: The Guardian.
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