Bay Laurel aka: Nobel Laurel, has been used to ease digestion and reduce flatulence; it soothes urinary tract infections and dental infections; offers antiseptic and bactericidal properties; soothes pain due to sore throat; used with other treatments, it helps treat flu-related symptoms (cough, bronchitis, obstructed sinuses, etc.)
Bay Laurel leaves and fruits, in culinary preparations, truly support digestive tract functions. They increase appetite, stimulate lazy stomachs and reduce aerophagia. Bay is also an antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial.
To soothe pain related to chronic respiratory disorders (bronchitis, sinusitis) or in case of flu and colds, Bay Laurel is recommended for its expectorant and antiviral properties.
Bay is also effective in treating symptoms due to exhaustion such as herpes and canker sores. It calms urinary tract and dental infections.
On an emotional level, Bay Laurel is known to alleviate anxiety, hypersensitivity and lack of self esteem.
Topical use, like massage with Bay Laurel essential oil (diluted in sweet almond oil) relaxes muscle pain, joint inflammation and rheumatism. Used in topical preparations, Bay Laurel extracts are effective in treating mycosis, acne and paronychia.
If diffused into the air in a room, Bay Laurel essential oil is believed to purify the air and give energy to those present.
Bonus: Laurel leaves are known to repel flies that might like to invade your kitchen!
There are many benefits of drinking Bay Leaf Tisane. Some of the most widely known benefits are:
1. Bay leaves are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Also regular inclusion of bay leaves in meals promotes general health.
2. They have been proven to be useful in the treatment of migraines.
3. Bay Leaf contains enzymes that help to breakdown proteins and digest food faster, helping to calm indigestion.
A hot cup of bay leaf tisane can be very comforting. The aromatic fragrance that the leaves release is calming and the essence of the spiced tisane makes bay leaf tisane delicious.
To prepare a tisane: 3 Bay Leaves to 16 ounces water along with juice of 1-2 smaller Lemons. Bring to a boil. Strain, Cool & Serve
Disclaimer: The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition of if you are or suspect you are pregnant or nursing.