This plant is widely used and popular. Its leaves are especially beneficial and we all have them in our kitchen. But a very few people know that these leaves, besides being used in the kitchen, are effective as a remedy.
Laurel leaves are used for preparing healthy oil which can be used as a remedy. Below you will find out more about this oil and how to prepare it:
The beneficial properties of the laurel leaf:
- It calms the nervous system
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves overall mental activity
- Stimulates the sweating process
- Alleviates pain
- It can be used in treating varicose veins and painful joints.
To prepare this oil, you will need:
- 30 grams of laurel leaves
- 250 ml of olive oil
After you crush the laurel leaves, pour the olive oil over them. Then pour the mixture in a glass bottle and close it tightly. Keep the bottle in dark and cool place for 14 days. You should shake the bottle once in a while. After 14 days, strain the oil through cheesecloth and then pour the mixture in other, clean container. You should keep the oil in cold room.
Laurel oil as a medicine:
You can heat the laurel oil on a steam and then apply it with a gentle massage on the painful areas.
Besides being used for treating painful joints, it can be also used against ulcers, inflamed lymph, migraine and some ear infections. If you suffer from migraine, juts massage the temples with this oil. The pain will be gone soon.
You can use laurel oil instead of aspirin because it is effective against fever. It can also help against stomach pain, it maintains the liver and kidney function and it also helps in improving appetite.
It improves the immune system so you can use it to protect yourself from various infections.
This oil is also used as a lotion because is effective against various skin problems like acne and blackheads.
These are the effects you will achieve if you burn bay leaf: