Laurel, bay laurel or bay leaf is an aromatic leaf that has distinctive flavor and fragrance and most commonly it is used as a spice for preparation of various dishes. However, the laurel has many other uses and in today’s article you can read how to use the leaves of this evergreen tree and improve your physical health.
Namely, the bay laurel is incredible leaf that possesses potent medicinal properties. You can prepare natural oil from the bay leaf and use it as a treatment of many health issues.
Some of the benefits that laurel leaf offers are:
- Perfect for calming the nerves
- Strengthens the immunity
- Excellent in cleansing the colon
- It will improve your intellectual power and will help you to focus
- Relieves joint pain and varicose veins
- Stimulates the swelling
Laurel Oil Recipe
- 30g bay leaves
- 250ml olive oil
First of all you should grind the bay leaves. After that, add the powder of the bay leaves in a glass jar and pour the olive oil over the leaves. Close the jar well and place the jar in a dark cold place for 2 weeks. You should shake the jar occasionally. 2 weeks later you should strain the resulting mixture. After that, you should strain the mixture through gauze and then store the oil in a clean jar with a lid. It is advisable to keep the laurel oil in a cold room.
Health Benefits of Laurel Oil:
In order to relieve pain in joints gently massage the aching joints with warm laurel oil;
This oil is perfect natural solution for ear pain and migraine;
Rub a bit of laurel oil on the temples and the headache will disappear;
Laurel oil is perfect for lowering the body temperature;
This oil improves the work of intestine and improves digestion, as well;
Efficient treatment of renal and hepatic issues;
Use the laurel oil as lotion if you have certain skin issue;
Laurel oil has the ability to eliminate acne and pimples.