11 Amazing Health Benefits of Scent Leaves


Most of us are not aware of the immense benefits of Ocimum gratissimum popularly known as scent leaf, efirin(Yoruba), nchanwu leaf(Igbo) and daidoya(hausa). Efirin, daidoya, nchanwu or scent leaf, whose botanical name is 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. Scent leaves are high in calcium,phophurus, 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 antifungal activities.

11 Amazing Health Benefits of Scent Leaves
11 Amazing Health Benefits of Scent Leaves
  1. Scent leave aids digestion. If you are the type of person that eats late at night, it is likely you will experience indigestion and bloating. Scent leave has immense health benefits such as easy bowel evacuation and weight management.
  2. Scent leave can be used to treat stomach ache, diarrhoea, chronic dysentry and vomitin. The aqueos extracts of the scented leaf can be taken to relief ear ache and colon pains. Scent leaf decoction is used in treatment of mental illness.
  3. Scent leave can be used to treat oral infections. Say bye bye to smelly mouth as scent leave will kill all the bacteria in your mouth and also prevent tooth decay and bad breath.
  4. It is used in the treatment of fungal infections, fever, cold and catarrh.Squeezed nchanwu leaves are applied on the skin for treating skin diseases and ringworm.
  5. Nchanwu oil can be used as food preservative due to its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties.
  6. Scent leaves can also be used for the prevention and treatment of malaria, catarrh, cough and fever.
  7. The aqueous extracts of the scented leaf can be taken to relieve ear ache and colon pains.
  8. The stick of this leaf is being used by some people as a local chewing stick.
  9. When left to dry and burnt, this leaves could serve as a mosquito repellent.
  10. Nchanwu seeds can be infused for treating urinary infections,gonorrhoea infection, vaginal douches for vaginitis. From recent finding scent leaf has been found to be useful in the medication for people living with human immunodefficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired immune defficiency syndrom(AIDS).
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  1. My sis went to hospital for treatment and came back then this sudden stomach pain, constipation,hotness it makes her leg swollen up and pain at the lower part of her back.how can this scent leave be applied please…she’s always complaining of stomach problem please

  2. Can you please use the Scent Leaves for a Spiritual purposes. Because, I always have Sex with someone in my dreams and I don’t know why? Can somebody help me? It has happen that, if I propose to any lady, they don’t agree or accept my proposal and I don’t know why. At the age of 26, I have no lady in my entire life and things are not going forward for me. I really needs someone’s help please. Come to my aids please.

    • U need to talk to a Pastor sir.that’s a spiritual problem but it can be solved.most likely you have a spiritual wife and you need to break the covenant with that spiritual wife.First you must become a Christian by giving your life to Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and saviour.if u attend RCCG or MFM please approach your pastor for prayers and a deliverance session.
      Meditate and Read out loud Isaiah 49:24-26 before you sleep.
      After you have prayed and been prayed for,ensure you remain in Christ and be a committed worshipper.things will turn around for you.
      If you turn fully to God,the devil will turn back from you,always pray in the name of Jesus.
      God bless you

    • What u need is deliverance in the name of Jesus Christ. If u are in Ogun state, call on this number: 09032033919 for talks.
      Jesus wants to set u free.

    • Dear Elorm, you need to examine your behaviour in general – your approach, to women. Wooing woman should be seen and treated like a ready meal to go to eat. You must research a bit about the woman you want to date. Dear young man, it takes a dedication to get the right woman. It all boils down to your mannerism, dedication and if you both have things in common.
      This is an advice from an old man who is generally quiet but married to a young woman

    • Go for deliverance. That spirit that is sleeping with u in ur dream is a spiritual wife and until u get delivered,u will never be successful marrying a woman in real life cos that spiritual wife will always be a stumbling block. It also causes backwardness. Pls,be very prayerful and go for deliverance. Always pray in midnight with these Bible verses.. mark 16:17, Exodus 12:13, Zechariah 9:11, Zechariah 2:5. Be dedicated,fast at least 6-12 on a daily basis then say mid night prayer. U can deliver urself with these If u are detamined. When u say ur prayers and read ur Bible with devotion,I assure u that u can deliver urself

  3. I mixed wonderful cola with scent leaf juice… I’ve been using it for my dad that has prostrate enlargement & there’s a lot of improvement.. 1 shot morning & night after leaving it to ferment for 1 day… I can supply scent leaf too. WhatsApp only +2348068770923

    • What u need is deliverance in the name of Jesus Christ. If u are in Ogun state, call on this number: 09032033919 for talks.
      Jesus wants to set u free.

      • You Africans never fail to waiver from your obsession with the god given to you by the people who raped, murdered, tortured, and enslaved your ancestors. If horses were to paint their god, their god would look like horses. If Turtles were to paint their god, their god would look like turtles. If dogs were to paint their god, their god would look like dogs. If cats were to paint their god, their god would look like cats. You get the picture. When blacks paint their god, their god doesn’t look like them. Why is that? The obsession you have with that pale face white man is sickening.

  4. Thanks for this publication, I just have love for these natural herbs that are common among us. I once ate offals soup prepared by a Nigerian in ghana here and she used the scent leaves, I really enjoyed that pepper soup.

    • Ooooooh ok, that one. Eii God is wonderful and good oo. This leave that we dnt regard at all and its making wonders like that? Thanks to all the researchers. 👏👏

    • Boil a 100° water,pour it inside a bowl add the scent leave and add a handful salt,sit on d vapour for atleast 5mins
      Usually done after mensuration
      It really helps in preventing in so many ways

  5. Pls I normally blend scent leaf with bitter leaf using bottled water. After which I sieve and drink the juice.
    Am I doing the right thing?

  6. I love what I just read, about sceat leave. Most of us that like herbal medication , we normally pay attention on anything concerning herbs. So I wish to hear concerning order leave that cure order sickness

    • I am a living witness it treats indigestion,,slize or cut or even squiz few leafs in luke warm cup of water,drink first thing in the morning and last thing in the night,

  7. Cent leaves and Bitter leave,cure COVID 19.Two leaves of Bitter leave, plus Two leaves of cent leaves,add together,,eat both once.COVID will disappear.Thanks

    • Thanks for this master piece. Scent leaf and lemon grass cooked to boiling point and a tea spoonful of natural honey is the most wonderful discoveries i just made and the taste is heavenly…just add a spoonful of clove water.

  8. Scent and bitter leaves are wonderful in human body. I use them regularly. When ever you need these leaves, call me 08032138260.

    • Eating good food regularly, stop eating frying food, stop drinking cassava conflate, (gari), as from on pls avoid cold drinks, bitter leave and scent leaves are good , but u need to be drinking worm water always if u really want it to be cured. Pls take note

  9. Thank you so much for this post about saint leave. I HV tried it for pie and it helped me greatly. Though I HV never seen it in purple # Olachi

    • To use the leaves as a cure for malaria, do the following:
      · Get the leaves
      · Wash them thoroughly
      · Cook on fire with water as a way of getting tea out of it for some minutes after you notice it has brought out enough tea.
      · Put down from the fire
      · Drink while it is still warm
      As you follow the aforementioned processes accurately, be assured of an effective treatment.

      However, for acute malaria or malaria that has become full blown, you may need to consult a health practitioner

    • Thanks.
      Very helpful health education.
      Scent leaves is called “ireru” used in diet especially after child delivery by Ebira people of Central Nigeria.

  10. Take 8leaves of saintleave, and 6 of utazi leaves, clean in a running water, pound together,, until well mixed! Scoop out and sieve mixture , adding hot water(half cup of hot water)! Drink

    Every hidden ailment in your body will suddenly burst out. I just did last night ! Try

  11. Thanks for this wonderful blog on the health benefits of Nchanwu. My wife, who is Ibo, uses it often. I thought she was wasting her time, but now I know she wasn’t. Please how do I use the seeds from this plant to derive the other benefits?

  12. I don’t know why i hv bn so lazy in taking this wonderful leaves, when i was taking it regularly i usually feel so well, burns fat, n cleanses ur system making feel so free n energetic

  13. I’m a living testimony for the improvement when I try chewing this scent leave for only but an hour. I have spent so much on root canal therapy. Thank God for the healing power he deposited in this leaf around us.

  14. Thanks a lot for your posting on O. gratissimum. I have 2 corrections to make on your writing. It’s a friendly one. 1. The picture on your write up is that Mint, Mentha piperita and not Ocimum gratissimum. The two of them are called scent leaf in Nigeria and that I think is where the mix up comes from. 2. You are right about giving good breadth but scent leaf kills the bad bacteria only and leave the good. It can not kill all the bacteria in the mouth.l, it is not possible. Our bodies are made up of bacteria good and bad. Antibiotics kills good and the bad but plants will have effect on the bad but will leave the good. Many thanks and keep up the good work.

  15. The leaf is commonly used in my town for virtually all the health issues mentioned .It’s efficacy is not in dispute.

  16. I appreciate, cause I discovered exactly what I was taking a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

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    1. scent leaves?
    2. Bitter leaves
    I can supply large quantities every week
    Even in dry season
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  18. From recent finding scent leaf has been found to be useful in the medication for people living with human immunodefficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired immune defficiency syndrom(AIDS). How and what is the therapy combination? Thanks