@regrann from @foodstockmarket - english name: clove basil
botanical name: ocimum gratissimum
local name: scent leaves
scent leaves is used in the preparation of foods such as pepper soup, ofe akwu, yam porridge, vegetable soups etc. and as the name implies, it gives awonderful aroma to the meals it's prepared with. in traditional medicine, it is used to lower blood pressure as well as reduce blood sugar level. it is used in the treatment of piles. it is said to be useful in the medication for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (hiv), and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome virus (aids). in congo, scent
leaf decoction is used for diarrhea, gonorrhea infection, vaginal douches for vaginitis and used in treatment of mental illness. in nigeria it is used as a strong mosquito repellent as well as for other insects.
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