People has received a true blessing from God: these leaves can get rid of fat and blood sugar, regulate blood pressure and help you sleep as restfully as possible at night.

Even though it is often used as a seasoning ingredient, this super healthy herb is a perfect alternative to medication. It can be used as a natural remedy, helping you treat various health problems.

Apart from tannins and other active compounds, the leaves contain up to 3% essential oil, which is mostly composed of cineole (up to 70%). This oil is found in fruits, which also contain lauric acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid.

It should be known that, in addition to its role in the kitchen, bay leaf also has numerous health benefits, having expectorant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Bay leaves are rich in volatile oils, contain mucilage, pectins, resins, but also lactone (bitter substance).

The best part is that bay is readily available everywhere in markets and local health food stores.

How does it help:

  • Headaches and migraines

– Sciatic nerve problems

– Fluid retention

– The snoring

  • Weakness and low energy
  • Cystitis

– Muscle fatigue

– Skin infections

– Otitis

– Spasms

  • Abdominal distension and gas

– Premenstrual symptoms

– Depression

– Arthritis

– Urethritis

– Muscle and nerve contractions

– Mental gaps

To get the maximum benefits of this plant, you should prepare a bay tea.


  • 30 grams of dried bay leaves
  • the water


Boil the water and add the dry leaves to it. Boil for a few minutes together, then take the pot off the heat, cover it and let it cool. Strain and add honey to taste. It is recommended to drink this tea twice a day, morning and evening.

Health benefits of bay leaves and how to use them:

They are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron and calcium.

It helps digestion and treats colic, bloating and stomach ulcers.

Soothes the pain caused by arthritis. Massage bay oil on the affected areas.

To prevent dandruff, rinse your hair with a solution containing bay leaves.

Bay leaves have important antifungal and antibacterial properties and can treat skin infections.

Just apply a warm compress soaked in an infusion of bay leaves to the affected area.

Bay leaf tea is very beneficial for respiratory problems, coughs, colds and flu.

They can regulate blood sugar levels and are extremely useful in treating diabetes.

– For muscle pain and rejuvenation of your body, cook 5 bay leaves in 1 liter of water and add to the water in your bathtub. Sit in the tub for 15 minutes and relax.

– These leaves can keep insects away.

  • External use can cause allergic reactions, such as dermatitis, and pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid medicinal doses of laurel.