How to Use Clove Basil (Efinrin) to Cure Major Types of Ailments


How to Use Ocimum gratissimum, also called Clove Basil (Efinrin) to Cure fever; Piles; Back pain; Diabetes, and Other Remedies

Also known as African basil, and in Hawaii as wild basil. It is a leaf that is available everywhere in Nigeria and part of Africa too.

Clove basil (Efinrin) is a medicinal plant used as a herbal remedy has played and continues to play a prominent role in the treatment of certain ailments and diseases in Nigeria and African country as a whole. These vital bioactive substances include; tannis, oligosaccharides, phenols, flavonoids, and alkaloids.

The essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum contains eugenol and shows some evidence of antibacterial activity. Also, the herbal preparation of a water extract from the leaves has analgesic properties. The essential oil has the potential for use as a food preservative.

Extracts of the leaves are documented to possess antidiabetic properties, anti-hyperlipidemic effect and recently, it was shown to improve hematological variables in experimental diabetes mellitus via its well reported antioxidant property.

Botanical Name

  • Ocimum gratissimum

Other Local names of clove basil leave include;

  • Ebe-amwonkho in Edo
  • Tchayo in Fon
  • Efinrin in Yoruba
  • Daidoya in Hausa
  • Nchuanwu also Arimu in Igbo
  • Ntong in Efik
  • Nunu Bush in Jamaica (from the Akan language)
  • Yerba di holé in Papiamento
  • Fobazen in Haiti
  • Scent leaves in Nigeria and in the African diaspora
  • Mujaaja in Uganda

6 Medicinal Benefits of Scent Leaves (Efinrin)

In Congo, scent leaves decoction is used for diarrhea, gonorrhea infection, virginal douches for vaginitis and used in the treatment of mental illness.

Extracts of scent leaves have also been reported to have lower blood pressure, strong effects in killing many types of micro-organisms that cause diseases, including candida

1. Aids digestion 

You can improve Your Digestion and Enjoy Eating Again. Scents leave Helps Breakdown Food and Increase Metabolism. 

If you experience bloating, heartburn, nausea, constipation or diarrhea sometimes, don't worry because it happens to everyone for a lifetime. In our modern day society, digestive problems have become a common issue we have to solve. 
These bacteria are microorganisms called “probiotics” which means ‘for life’. These live inside our intestines where they produce vitamins and short-chain fatty acids that feed and nurture other beneficial bacteria, but non-disease causing and directly contribute to healthy gut flora.

These bacteria aid in digestion while breaking down the foods you eat and help prevent infection and reduce chronic inflammation. You can get more probiotics by taking an efinrin soup and some certain foods too.

2. Clove basil (Efinrin) is Use for Fever Remedy

 Clove basil (Efinrin) contains an effective antipyretic substance to reduce fever and cure malaria. The water extracted from the leaves has analgesic properties that can relieve fever. To get this benefit, you can wash your Scent leaves, extract the water add a pinch of salt and drink. 

3. Antidiabetic properties 

These plants are also able to prevent cancer and reduce cholesterol. In diabetes mellitus, especially non-insulin dependent (NID diabetes), clove basil may lower blood sugar levels and protect the pancreas cells that produce insulin from damage. According to a study, Ocimum gratissimum reduced the blood sugar levels because of the ethanol content that is very effective in protecting body tissue from damage caused by radiation.

4. clove basil Remedies for Hemorrhoids or Piles.

The use of natural medicines such as clove basil extract, also a few changes in your diet and lifestyle we help in treating piles. Smooth passage of stools without any irritation, pain, and/or bleeding.
The essential oil and the water extract out of Ocimum gratissimum from the leaves helps to calm digestive issues and reduce sugar while soothing hemorrhoids or piles ailment.

5. Clove basil (Efinrin) extract has an Anti-hyperlipidemic effect

Clove basil (Efinrin) extract has an anti-hyperlipidemic agent that is used in the treatment of high levels of fats (lipids), such as cholesterol, in the blood. The antioxidants agents inside the liquid of the extracted leaves we help you to lose excess baggage weight while losing belly fat naturally.

6. Back pain

Nowadays, Back pain is a common issue and various reasons for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating. It can result from injury, activity and some medical conditions. Back pain can affect people of any age, for unknown reasons.
It may be as a result of damage done from the strain, medical conditions, and poor posture, among others.
Clove basil (Efinrin) is a vegetable that is rich in provitamin. Every 100 grams of Efinrin leaves contained vitamin A. SI 5000 plus, including lots of minerals calcium and phosphorus as many as 45 and 75 mg per 100 grams of Efinrin leaves.

clove basil essential oil

However, the essential oils of Ocimum gratissimum can be used as a mixture of various manufacture of drugs and body treatments such as soap, essence perfumes, body lotions, ointments, lozenges, as well as aromatherapy oil.


  • PLANTS for Ocimum gratissimum | Wikipedia, Retrieved Jul. 23, 2018.

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Isreal Olabanji DST RN
Isreal Olabanji DST RN
Am Isreal olabanji a dental assistant and public health professionals and has years of experience in assisting the dentist with all sorts of dental issues. We regularly post timely and trustworthy medical information and news. My goal is to enlighten everyone in all aspects of health towards participating in fitness, Dental care, healthy recipes, child health, obstetrics, and more.

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