Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis), scientifically known as bay leaf, is the leaf of the laurel tree. It is commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea and has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. The laurel tree is considered sacred, and its branches and leaves are prized by poets and painters. Bay leaf serves many purposes, it is often used in perfumery in the cosmetics industry, as well as in cooking in the culinary world. These leaves contain a large amount of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and are used medicinally because of their anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Burning bay leaves is very beneficial: Use two bay leaves and put them in an ashtray. Turn them on and burn the leaves for 10 minutes.
What does it give?
It cures headaches: bay leaves are full of cinol, pinene and elemicin compounds, which are re-released after burning, helping with headaches and fatigue.
Maintain a healthy respiratory system: Bay leaves contain myrcene and eugenol, which, when inhaled after burning, help clear the lungs and ease breathing. Bay leaves also provide many other benefits.
Fight Diabetes: Bay leaves are especially useful in fighting type 2 diabetes and can easily reduce bad cholesterol, blood glucose and triglyceride levels. By using the leaves, you can significantly reduce sugar levels and improve heart function. Bay leaves are full of antioxidants, which stimulate the body to produce more insulin and control diabetes.
Keep heart healthy: Both rutin and caffeic acid present in bay leaves help the heart to work faster and better and avoid cardiovascular problems. Rutin helps strengthen the walls of the heart’s capillaries, and caffeic acid prevents the increase of bad cholesterol.
Prevents Cancer: Bay leaves are rich in antioxidants and organic compounds such as catechins, linalool, parthenolide and phytonutrients, which fight cancer and prevent the formation of cancer cells.
Pain Relief: Basil leaves are great for relieving a variety of pains, including headaches, migraines, joint pain, arthritis, and toothaches. By preparing a tea with basil leaves, you will give the body anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve pain.
Helpful during pregnancy: pregnant women are often advised to consume high amounts of folic acid, which is found in bay leaves. It is most important in the first trimester and even before. Folic acid is amazing, it allows the fetus to overcome the disorders that can occur during pregnancy.
Boost your immune system: rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and zinc, basil leaves are a great immune system booster. Vitamin A protects the membranes of the nose, eyes, throat, mouth, digestive tract, and lungs and does not allow any bacteria or viruses to invade the body.
Stimulates Digestion: Basil leaves can easily solve any kind of stomach and intestinal problems. In addition, they treat problems caused by celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, bay leaves help to solve gas problems and prevent gas formation. As a result of the healthy enzymes contained in bay leaves, proteins in the body are easily digested and food is processed more efficiently.
Dandruff: Mix cold water and basil leaves and rinse hair after regular shampooing. You can also get rid of dandruff once and for all by mixing fifteen drops of basil leaf essential oil and regular shampoo.
Treats Kidney Stones: Kidney diseases as well as kidney stones are easily treated by drinking tea with basil leaves. To prepare this tea, put 5 grams of basil leaves in 200 ml of water. Boil until the water is reduced to 50 ml. Strain the tea and drink it twice a day.