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Super herb “Nunum” and its health benefits

Super herb “Nunum” and its health benefits

Nigerians call it as Scent leaf (because of its aromatic nature), Cameroon traditional name is masepu, but in Ghana Nunum remains the all time commonest herb ever used by indigence, especially Ashantis and all Akans.

In Nigeria, scent leaf is common in all markets; Nigerians use it as a common vegetable in stew and soups. I love the way Nigerians prepare leafy vegetables stew/soups. They do not over-cook leafy-vegetables—they are added when the stew soup is already done. I am not surprised of the high population of Nigeria. Of course, ocimum is among the herbs that promote fertility and child bearing.

Almost every Ghanaian knows Nunum for its common use for “asa” (as Akans in Ghana call enema). Today modern practitioners condemn enema treatment, but people of this generation of junk foods need enema than any other generation. I am not surprised of the high rate of fibroids, menstrual disorders, fertility and gynecological complications among Ghanaian women, and neglect of “asa” has been the greatest cause of all this.

Grinding a few Nunum leaves with little or few cloves of garlic, mixed with lukewarm water and taken as enema, as first thing in the morning, at least, for every week is life. And mashing fresh leaves in water and drinking the resultant green juice repairs the lining membrane of the digestive tract, stops peptic ulcer, gastritis, constipation and piles;(hemorrhoids), colitis and helps in severe cancer cases. Its expectorant property helps cough, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and other pulmonary diseases;

Health Benefits of Nunum

1. Reduce inflammation and swelling

2. Anti-aging properties

3. Rich in antioxidants

Sources: By Dr Atta K. Bonsu


  1. Lateef Nsesonkpa

    Bitter kola is good for the cure of ebola

  2. Is nunum, also known as Maseru good for treating white or vaginal discharges?

  3. please which herbs can i use in shrinking fibroid and treating pid

  4. Rosemond Agyeiwaa

    Thanks for the information but I would also like to know the twi name for parsley leaves please

  5. Please, I really need a help … My flow stopped about 3 years now and I have gone for hospitals and after treatment I either I flow for 6 days and it stop coming and to another place it came just 3 days on the treatment…And now fibroid is in and truly disturbing me alot and I have been searching solution and it’s not fast coming and I need a herbal/leave treatment urgently because people said it will be the fast way of getting the fibroid out in my tommy… Please is there any kind of live you can direct me to use? Please helo your sister out.


  6. And stop taking drugs they are killing you stick to herbs and be free
    Stay away from processed foods ( junk food) eat what you cook

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