Laurel is a powerful spice used in almost all cuisines around the world. However, not many people know that the leaves are more than just a spice – they possess a host of other health benefits which can help you treat numerous diseases and conditions. Here are the main health benefits of bay leaves:
-Relax your nervous system;
-Clean the colon;
-Strengthen your immune system;
-Stimulate sweating and clean the body of toxins;
-Reduces joint pain and treat varicose veins;
-Improves your cognition.
Here’s how to use the leaves to improve your overall health:
-30 gr. of bay leaves
-250 ml. olive oil
Grind the bay leaves first, then pour olive oil over them and put the mixture in a glass pitcher. Now, close it tightly and leave it in a dark spot for 14 days, shaking it occasionally every day. Strain the mixture through a cloth after 2 weeks and keep the liquid in a separate bottle. Keep the bay leaf oil in a cold room.
To use the oil against joint pain, warm it up a bit and rub your joints gently. The same method can be used against earaches and migraines. To treat especially painful headaches, rub the oil on your temples and the pain should subside soon.
You can use the oil to reduce fever and improve your appetite as well. The oil regulates your renal and hepatic function, and can also be used as a lotion against different skin problems such as acne and pimples.