- What is it?
Known by many names, such as numnum in Ghana, efinrin in Nigeria, as well as scent leaf or wild basil, the Ocimum gratissimum plant is known for its medicinal uses. West Africans rely on the plants’ leaves for a whole variety of purposes from intestinal health to mosquito repellent. The plant is naturally a diaphoretic and anti-convulsant. It also contains eugenol.
- How should I use it?
The sun dried numnum, or efinrin, leaves can be brewed into a tea. Ingesting it can aid in digestion, reducing stomach aches or pains. Containing eugenol, the leaves have slight antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. They are also used in West Africa topically to sterilize, treat gout and other fungal infections and ward off mosquitoes thus reducing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, West Nile, etc.
- Why buy from Goldleaf?
Goldleaf Hydroponics works with a small farm in Ghana, West Africa, to bring the freshest, most diverse natural products to the United States and worldwide, including our Sun Dried Numnum, or Efinrin, Scent Leaves. Our small family business has a close relationship with the farmer and crew of 10 whose passion is for growing and farming in a way that is harmonious with nature. If you have any questions about our products or farming practices, please ask and we will be happy to chat by phone or email.
Free shipping and discreet packaging are included with all African goods. We ship most of these items via USPS and in vacuum sealed bags. All orders are fulfilled from our Bloomington, Indiana, retail store, and usually delivered within 2-3 days. Enjoy easy payment online via credit card or PayPal with the confidence of an American business. Call us for payment by check or cryptocurrency.
Goldleaf offers retail and wholesale pricing for bulk African orders. Please contact us at 1-812-500-0423 or email@example.com with any special requests or for bulk pricing by the kilogram.
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