The therapeutic properties of bay leaves

The bay leaves contain amazing therapeutic properties. They have been used for many years for the treatment of health problems such as headaches, varicose veins, joint pain and many others. Thus, we present in this article a remedy based on bay leaves that will relieve many of your health problems.

We like them well cooked, because they are used to prepare delicious dishes, but their uses are not limited to that. Laurel leaves can be used in many other areas, including the cosmetics industry, to make cosmetics.

However, what interests us most are the therapeutic uses of these leaves. They are also used in medicine because they contain a large number of compounds beneficial to health and well-being in general.

Bay leaves contain many minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that provide anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Thus, bay leaves can be part of the treatment and prevention of several health problems, which we let you discover in the rest of the article.

1- A 2009 study showed that consuming 1 to 3 g of Laurel leaves a day for 30 days decreased blood glucose, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing HDL cholesterol (1). Of course, other studies remain to confirm these claims but it is a promising herb in people with type 2 diabetes.
2- The essential oil contained in the bay leaves has antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties. It can especially be used for canker sores and dental abscesses.
 3- Used in infusion, it has sedative properties and rebalances the nervous system in case of anxiety or anxiety.
 4- The essential oil of laurel is also antispasmodic. It helps to relieve muscle pain.
5- There are also in the composition of its leaves, anti-carcinogenic compounds, such as caffeic acid, quercetin, catechin and eugenol.
6- These compounds limit the metabolism of cancer cells and are particularly useful against leukemia and breast cancer.
7- The bay leaves also help fight inflammation of the liver, treat skin and ear conditions, improve
kidney function, act as an expectorant for colds, flu, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.
8- In herbal medicine, the leaves are also used to regulate menstrual flow, relieve colic, fight stress and anxiety.
9- The bay leaves are often associated with the boldo for the detoxification of the body the day after an alcohol abuse (hangover).
10- To summarize, the laurel has diuretic, anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, digestive, stimulant and expectorant properties.

Here’s how to prepare laurel-based medicinal oil:

30 grams of bay leaves.
250 ml of olive oil.
Instructions :
Start by crumbling the bay leaves using a mortar. When they are well crushed, add them to the olive oil and cover the container tightly. Leave for 2 weeks in a dry and cool place.

After this time, filter the mixture to extract only the oil, you can use a cotton fabric. Rub this oil on the painful areas of your body, the pain will disappear in no time.

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