Is scent leaf good for high blood pressure? Can scent leaf cure hypertension?
Before I answer this question, let me quickly take you through the powerful health benefits of scent leaf.
Ocimum gratissimum, also known as clove basil, African basil, and in Hawaii as wild basil, is a species of Ocimum. It is native to Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia, and the Bismarck Archipelago, and naturalized in Polynesia, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama, West Indies, Brazil, and Bolivia.
O. gratissimum is a common culinary herb in West Africa and is used by some in the Caribbean, going by many local names.
•Ebe-amwonkho in Edo
•Tchayo in Fon
•Efinrin in Yoruba
•Daidoya in Hausa
•Nchuanwu also Arimu in Igbo
•Ntong in Efik, Scent leaves in Nigeria and in the African diaspora
Seeds seem to need strong sunlight to germinate, although germination has been achieved even during an average UK summer.
Do you know about the amazing health benefits of scent leaf? Where you even aware that this leaf possesses benefits that is good for your health?
The amazing health benefits of scent leaf is due to its antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties.Scent leaf is known for its ability to kill bacteria in the mouth and help fight off bad breath.
It is also said to be able to prevent tooth decay. Scent leaf crushed and applied to skin infections is a known remedy for their treatment. The liquid extract can also cure cold and catarrh. Scent leaf can help relief bloating and also help you digest your meals on time.
It can also help with bowel evacuation. Among the amazing health benefits of scent leaf is its ability to lower blood sugar levels and help prevent damage to the pancreas, Scent leaf can also repair damages caused by smoking and nicotine.
It is said to be able to reduce the nicotine content in the body.
Warning: Pregnant women are advised to stay away from its usage as it is known to cause miscarriage.
Now to the main question of the day…..
Is scent leaf good for high blood pressure?
Many a person believe that scent leaf lowers blood pressure and it is therefore good for the treatment of hypertension…. But how true is this? Well, why this health benefit has become very popular especially among the locals, there is no scientific research or evidence that have reported scent leaf having the ability to lower blood pressure and treat hypertension. That scent leaf can be used to treat high blood pressure is NOT SCIENCE-BACKED. If you have hypertension, I advice you see a doctor who will prescribe appropriate medications that will control you blood pressure… Thank you.
It is better you used proven anti-hypertensive to control your blood pressure….not herbs.
Partly sourced from SENCE Agric