It’s Called The Blessing Of The Gods: Reduce Anxiety And Lower High Blood Sugar

Bay
leaves, or laurel leaves, have been commonly used in cooking and as a
natural way to repel pests like mice and cockroaches, but they actually
possess a much bigger potential.

 

Namely,
they offer a myriad of health benefits, from soothing pain and
relieving anxiety, to regulating blood sugar levels and treating
respiratory conditions.


 

Style Craze reports:

“These
leaves are pungent and have a sharp, bitter flavor. Their taste and
fragrance are somewhat similar to the cinnamon bark but slightly milder.
They are used in a fresh, dried or powdered form. The oil extracted
from bay leaves, called bay leaf oil has medicinal properties and is
used to treat several ailments. Due to their bitter taste, bay leaves
cannot be eaten directly but are often used to impart flavor to a
variety of dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

These leaves are exceptionally rich in vitamins as well as copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and manganese. They also contain essential phytochemicals and volatile oils.”

Here is how to use these healing leaves and improve health:

Anxiety

Bay leaves contain three components that soothe anxiety, pinene, cineol, and linalool.

Pinene
extracts have been scientifically shown to reduce anxiety symptoms,
while cineol inhibits the release of hormones that cause pain in the
body. Moreover, it has been found to significantly lower anxiety levels.
Linalool was found to reduce stress in rats, by affecting their blood
cells and genes.

In order to reap the calming effects of bay
leaves, you should light up 2-3 dried leaves and place them on a metal
tray or an ashtray. The powerful aroma of the leaves will soothe your
body and mind. When burnt completely, dispose of the ashes.

Relieve Your Respiratory System

These
leaves decrease the production of interleukin, a small protein released
by the immune system which can cause inflammation. If you inhale the
steam after boiling them, you can soothe respiratory infections and
treat a congested nose.

To prepare bay leaves tea, a powerful tea
that can help you fight congestion, add 2 cups of water in a saucepan,
place 3-4 leaves inside, and boil for 3 minutes. Then, remove the tea
from heat, leave it to steep for 4 minutes, and strain it.

Digestion

Bay
leaves support digestion and treat digestive disorders like heartburn
and flatulence. Bay leaf tea alleviates common digestive disorders like
constipation, acid reflux, and irregular bowel movements, and stimulates
appetite if you are recovering from an illness.

To treat
indigestion and bloating, boil 5 grams of bay leaves, and a piece of
ginger and in 200 ml of water, add honey and drink the remedy twice
daily.

Heal Wounds and Ease Pain

Bay leaves
accelerate the healing of wounds, and soothe pain if applied in the
form of a paste made from the grounded dry leaves.

Lower Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

Bay leaves lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and increase the good cholesterol.

Induce sleep

Bay
essential oil is excellent in aromatherapy. Add a few drops to the
diffuser, and it will help you relax and fall asleep easily.

Prevent Candida

Bay leaves have powerful antifungal properties, which help in the prevention of Candida.

Control Pests

Bay
essential oil is a potent natural way to repel insects and prevent them
from laying and hatching eggs. You can pour a few drops on cotton balls
and place them in the kitchen, or even distribute bay leaves around the
house.

Cooking

Add these leaves while cooking, and they will add a discreet taste to your dishes. Remove them before consumption.

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