Medicinal properties of Bay leaf

Use Bay leaves in cooking gives the dish a pleasant aroma, taste, improves digestion and gives you an appetite.

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Laurel essential oil has bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect, so Laurel is widely used for medicinal purposes.

Bay leaves are used in folk medicine for rheumatic and muscle pains, skin and respiratory diseases, as a stimulant of the nervous system.
Of Laurel leaves are herbal oil extract, alcohol tincture. For their preparation using fresh and dried leaves natural green color.

Laurel in the recipes of folk medicine
  • The excretion of salt from the body Bay leaf.
Put it in a thermos 10-12 leaves of medium size, pour ½ liter of boiling water, insist 2 hours. Strained infusion take warm 2 tablespoons 20 minutes before eating 4 times a day. The course lasts 2-3 days, then 2-3 weeks take a break and if necessary repeat the course.
In addition to removal of salts, this infusion raises the General tone of the body and enhances immunity.

  • Comprehensive treatment of diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis.
Cook in a thermos flask. Take 20 Laurel leaves of medium size, leaf 1 tbsp blueberries, 2 tsp. of herb stevia and pour 3 cups boiling water. After 4 hours, strain the infusion. Take 3-4 times a day 20 minutes before meals for 2 tablespoons Course lasts 2 weeks, then discontinue for 10 days and repeat the course.

  • Rinse hair with oily seborrhea, dandruff, thinning hair, cure for excessive sweating feet, drops for otitis media.
Pour 20-25 medium Bay leaves ½ liter of boiling water, cover the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, then insist 1 hour.
For otitis media bury this decoction in the ear.

  • Chronic cholecystitis, cholelithiasis.
Prepare oil extract from Laurel leaves. To do this, a handful of Laurel leaves grind with a meat grinder and pour 1 Cup of hot vegetable oil. Steep for weeks in a cool dark place. Take 3 times daily 10-20 drops infused with choleretic herbs for 20 minutes before eating. The same oil extract can be rubbed sore joints.

  • Bruises and sprains, stomatitis.
Pour 1 Cup crushed through a meat grinder Bay leaves 0.5 liters of vodka, insist 10-12 days. Use as a rubbing. Diluted with boiled water infusion is used for rinsing with stomatitis 1 Dec.L. 3-4 times a day.

Essential Laurel oil is used as a disinfectant, it helps with flatulence and diarrhea, from fermentation in the gut, scabies. When the cold Bay oil is used for inhalation.

Bay tree can be grown at home. Released by the plant volatile will disinfect and refresh the air, destroy mycobacteria tuberculosis.

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Contraindications to the use of Laurel

Acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, exacerbation of gallstone disease, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer. Do not exceed the dose of the infusion of Bay leaf, to avoid irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract. As Laurel has an astringent effect, to avoid constipation, try to eat more vegetables that contain fiber: carrots, beets, pumpkin, prunes.

Attention! Before using the recipes of traditional medicine, consult your doctor!


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