Until now, when mentioning the term bay leaf, the leaf was meant only for a spice that enhances the taste of many dishes. But from now on it will not be so, because in the following we will find out that the bay leaves have much wider and greater use than just as a spice.
Bay leaves were mostly used by Greeks and Romans who, besides using them as a spice, also used these leaves for the treatment of many diseases. For them, bay leaves were a symbol of wisdom and peace, and therefore they often had them in their homes grown in large pots.
Freshly collected bay leaves are very powerful and strong antioxidants that enhance immunity. They protect the eyes and skin thanks to the high percentage of vitamins C and A. In addition to vitamins, these leaves are also rich in minerals. Such as copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
It is time to get to know a little more about bay leaves. And find out what and what diseases they can help.
Bay leaves improve immunity, increase appetite, improve digestion, prevent gastrointestinal infections. They are used in the treatment of chronic bronchitis and congestion. Also, they reduce and completely eliminate rheumatic pain, reduce inflammation. They are excellent in reducing severe pain, removing fungal infections, cleaning the lymphatic system. Also helping to treat varicose veins, have antiviral, antiseptic and anesthetic effects. They also reduce anxiety and lower high blood sugar.
In addition to the use of bay leaves for improving health, they are also used in cosmetics for the treatment of skin diseases. For removing hair dandruff as well as for treating oily and problematic skin.
In addition, we present you some powerful and effective recipes from bay leaves. That I hope will help you to successfully cure some diseases and inflammations.
Here are some ways you can use it for your health:
Helps with nausea and fatigue, anxiety
The combination of chemicals in the bay leaves acts calmly for the body and the psyche. All you have to do is to burn some of the leaves in the room where you are sitting and inhale that smoke. But do not do this before going to bed, because the smell of the burning bay leaf will awaken you.
A study found that the consumption of 3 grams of bay leaves daily reduces glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Good for digestion
Place it as much as possible in the food or massage the stomach with boiling oil after a meal, it will help digestion of digestive juices and faster processing of food in the stomach.
For the proper functioning of the heart
The organic compound found in the bay leaves strengthens the capillaries in the heart and helps to eliminate bad cholesterol from the body.
It treats inflammation of the joints
With bay leaves oil massage the painful surface and increase the number of bay leaves that you add to the food.
For urinary infections
Mix laurel powder with milk and drink it. This is an old recipe for solving these problems.