Scent leaf and garlic are loaded with potent health benefits which is why you need to always eat them for your optimal health.
In this post, you will discover what happens when you eat this herb and vegetable together.
What Is Scent Leaf And Garlic?
Interestingly, scent leaf and garlic are not from the same food category, garlic is a vegetable while scent leaf is a herb, so let’s take a look at what they are one after the other.
Scent leaf is botanically known as Ocimum gratissimum, is an aromatic herb that has been introduced extensively across tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
It is native to many Africa countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Madagascar, Southern Asia, and the Bismarck Archipelago. It has also been naturalized in other countries such as Polynesia, Hawaii, Brazil, Panama, the West Indies, and Mexico as well.
The plant is normally a biennial home-grown shrub, although it can be found in the wild, and is used as a spice for cooking delicacies due to its aromatic taste.
Garlic is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, Welsh onion and Chinese onion.
It is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran and has long been a common seasoning worldwide, with a history of several thousand years of human consumption and uses.
Irrespective of where it falls for you, a herb or spice, garlic is botanically a vegetable. It offers a variety of health benefits and is a particularly pungent ingredient sure to spice up your favourite dish.
Unlike other vegetables, it’s less commonly cooked on its own, only some could dare to eat it whole and I wish you can!
Here Are What Happens When You Eat Scent Leaf And Garlic Often…
Let us take it one at a time…
You, Will, Have Improved Memory:
Damages from free radicals contribute to ageing, but garlic contains a powerful antioxidant to help battle that—S-Allyl cysteine.
The antioxidant in garlic shows promise in protecting against brain damage and keeping your brain functioning better as you age.
It works by increasing your brain’s blood flow thanks to garlic’s ability to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. This means a reduced risk of brain disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease which is common these days.
Sure Heart Health:
Allicin, a compound found in garlic stops the oxidizing of LDL (bad cholesterol). This reduces cholesterol levels and improves heart health.
Eating garlic regularly reduces the incidence of blood clots and thus helps prevent thromboembolism. Garlic also lowers blood pressure so is good for patients with hypertension.
Wads-off Cold And Flu:
Digested garlic helps to boost the immune system and reduces the severity and length of cold and flu symptoms. One study showed that taking a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds participants experienced by 63%.
Furthermore, other studies have also reported that the average length of cold symptoms was reduced from five days to a day and a half. Try adding garlic to your meals to prevent cold and flu.
Improved Digestive System:
You can improve your digestive system with the inclusion of raw garlic in your daily diet, as it benefits the intestines and reduces inflammation.
Eating raw garlic helps to clear out intestinal worms. The good thing is that it destroys the bad bacteria and protects the good bacteria in the gut, thus keeping you healthy.
Eating Garlic Prevents Cancer And Ulcers:
Helps in preventing Cancer and Peptic Ulcer because of the high amount of antioxidants it contains. Garlic protects the body against lung, prostate, bladder, stomach, liver and colon cancer.
The antibacterial action of garlic prevents peptic ulcers as it eliminates the contagion from the gut.
Guaranteed Super Looking Skin:
Garlic has so many beneficial properties like antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal, all of which adds up to big benefits for your skin.
Do you have acne? Rub raw garlic over your bumps to kill bacteria. Just be careful and don’t overdo it if you have sensitive skin.
Garlic’s antioxidant has what it takes to protect your skin and prevent damage from free radicals.
Using a topical garlic extract over time may have anti-ageing effects because garlic helps increase the growth and longevity of skin cells.
Garlic Fights UTI and Improves Renal Health
Fresh garlic juice has the potential to reduce the growth of E. Coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI). It also helps prevent kidney infections.
Garlic reduces infections on wounds, promotes faster hair growth, bone health and liver health. Most of the home remedies are effective only if garlic is consumed raw.
Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes:
Diabetes is caused by genetics, obesity, high cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood glucose. Insulin resistance occurs when the body no longer responds to insulin, leading to increased blood sugar levels and a high risk of developing diabetes.
According to some researchers, garlic might reduce insulin resistance, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels in patients with diabetes. Some clinical studies suggest that garlic might slightly lower pre-meal blood sugar levels, particularly if taken for at least 3 months in people with diabetes.
For Good Eyes Site:
Scent leaf is rich in vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight. Vitamin A is needed by the retina of the eyes in the form of retinal which combines with protein opsin to form rhodopsin, the light-absorbing molecule which is ultimately necessary for both scotopic vision (low-light) and colour vision.
The deficiency of vitamin A can be terrible for the eyes leading to xerophthalmia (a medical condition in which the eye fails to produce tears) and night blindness both of which are preventable when adequate amounts of scent leaves are consumed.
Scent Leaf Can Keep You Diarrhoea Free:
Ethanol and hot water (100oC) extracts of scent leaves have been extensively demonstrated to be effective against some pathogenic bacteria known to cause diarrhoea including Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Shigella SP. and Salmonella SP.
It is thus conceivable that scent leaves can be brewed as tea to treat cases of diarrhoea caused by the above organisms.
Protects You Against Arthritis:
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Ocimum Gratissimum or scent leaf as popularly called serves a great deal to cure inflammations and the affected area. This herb help to treat arthritis. The scent also contains calcium that can help increase bone density and prevent diseases of the bone such as osteoporosis and the likes.
Scent Leaf Can Improve Your Fertile System:
Scent leaf were not only useful as part of the fresh vegetables that are deliciously eaten with chilli sauce and chicken or fried fish, but scent leaf also has benefits for male and female sexual organs.
The compounds in Scent leave can overcome the problem of premature ejaculation in men. The content epigenin fenkhona and eugenol in Scent can facilitate erection.
Additionally, arginine substances contained in the herb can strengthen sperm vitality and prevent infertility.
So also in women, Scent leaves are rich in anetol and boron compounds, capable of inducing the hormone estrogen. Its Eugenol compound is also able to kill the fungus that causes vaginal discharge.
In addition, stigma-sterol substances in the Scent may stimulate egg maturation. Tannin and zinc reduce the secretion of vaginal fluid, there is also a substance called tryptophan that can delay menopause.
Summary: Eating Scent Leaf And Garlic Together:
There have not been any medicinal approval for their combination, but I have tried it my self on many occasions on the treatment of respiratory infections, Genital warts and other skin infections that has resited medications.
Since both contains super health benefits, imagine combining them together! What a gift from nature!!!
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