If you haven’t learned about it in history classes, than, now is the time you do. In ancient Greece and Rome, bay leave was the sacred herb. Back then, when the Olympiad winner was being announced, they put a laurel wreath on his head, as a symbol of honor and glory. For a reason, we have continued to use it for some of the most impressive health benefits of bay leaves that include their ability to detoxify the body, slow the aging process, speed wound healing, protect the body from bacterial infections, manage diabetes, improve heart health, reduce inflammation, alleviate respiratory issues, optimize digestion, and prevent certain types of cancer.
Laurel is a natural herb and is usually used as spice, when preparing delicious meals. What makes this herb so beneficial for your health is that it contains pinene and cineol and also essential oils that makes your skin soft and shiny.
This article is about how to use a bay leave to calm your body, to let go of the stress and daily problems, and how to find your inner peace. All you need to do is to burn one bay lead in an ashtray and leave it for 10 minutes.
It will leave fragrances that will relax everyone in the room.
Bay leaves have a very strong effect on the gastrointestinal system, both stimulating urination as a diuretic, which decreases the toxicity of the body, but also stimulating vomiting (as an emetic) when something toxic has been consumed.
When the essential oil of bay leaves is extracted, it can be mixed into a salve and applied to the chest to help alleviate various respiratory conditions. This can also be achieved with a poultice made of the leaves. Spread it on the chest and allow it to remain overnight. Inhaling the vapors has a similar effect to aromatherapy and can loosen up phlegm and eliminate dangerous bacteria that may be trapped in your respiratory tracts thanks to its natural antibacterial quality.
At the end, the incredible bay leaf has powerful anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, diuretic, sedative and antioxidant properties. It can improve your mood, and the leaves and berries of the plant can also treat hysteria, neurasthenia and stomach flu.