The bay tree is a shrub with leathery leaves, native to the Mediterranean. It is famous spice that many people use in different dishes. But did you know that this ingredient can be used to treat many health problems?
The bay leaves are used in cooking as an aromatic plant, and in folk medicine as a medicinal plant with powerful and useful healing properties.
We’ll show you how to prepare healing oil from the bay leaves.
But first, let’s examine the medicinal properties of the bay leaves.
- Help to reduce pain
- Calm the nervous system
- Increase the overall mental activity
- Strengthen and stimulate the immune system
- Increase and stimulate the sweating process
The following oil you can use to treat varicose veins and painful joints. You just have to follow these instructions.
Preparation and Use
Crush the bay leaves, put them in a glass bottle and pour a little olive oil to cover the leaves, seal tightly and let the mixture stand in a dark cool place for 2 weeks. Shake the bottle occasionally. In two weeks, strain the liquid with cheesecloth into another container. Keep the oil in a cold, dark room.
Before use, you can heat the oil a bit. Then, rub the oil on the painful joints. You can also use it to treat inflamed ulcers, ear infections, and migraine. For headaches, apply the oil on the temple of your head and the pain will disappear.
Health benefits of bay leaf oil
This powerful oil can replace the effects of aspirin because it can reduce the increased body temperature. It is very effective in the treatment of pain of the stomach, bowel problems, and can normalize the function of the liver and kidneys, it also improves appetite. This oil can increase the body’s resistance against many infections and can strengthen and boost the immune system.
Use this oil to make a natural homemade lotion if you have skin problems. It is also effective for the treatment of acne and blackheads.