Did you know that bay leaves have been considered as a sacred herb by the ancient Greeks and Romans? Well yes, and people around the world used bay leaves in the alternative medicine for centuries. And you’ve probably heard about this one – that the winner of the Olympiad had a laurel wreath on his head, which symbolized honor and glory.
Well, this actually points out how much laurel was important in the past, and there must be a good reason for this. Well, we usually use this herb as a spice, but the healing properties of many natural ingredients such as laurel and its berries have been well-known for a long time. The most effective active compounds in this herb are pinene and cineol. We can also mention that it contains essential oils which have a soothing effect.
Laurel has psychoactive substances, which are released when you chew bay leaves. These amazing effects have been described in many different myths and legends, such as the one about the oracle at Delphi, where they chew bay leaves in order to see the future.
You should also know that the essential oils in bay leaves have a soothing effect on your body and mind when you burn them. Here’s how to use bay leaves to reduce stress and anxiety – just light a single bay leaf in an ashtray and leave it to burn for 10 minutes. The room will be full of fragrances that will act relaxing and soothing to all family members.
You should also know that bay leaf has powerful anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, diuretic, sedative and antioxidant properties. It can improve your mood, and the leaves and berries of the plant can also treat hysteria, neurasthenia and stomach flu. Take a look at the video bellow and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.