Bay leaf is a well-known and popular spice, which has long had a special place in our kitchens. But few of us know that the leaves of this Mediterranean evergreen tree can be used in many medical purposes, not only for food preparation.
You can use these leaves to prepare medicinal oil, which has excellent health properties. Today we will write more about the properties of this product, and the method of its application.
Bay leaf – the health benefits:
– Reduces pain
– Calms the nervous system
– Increases and stimulates the sweating process
– Strengthens the immune system
– Boosts overall mental activity
– In addition, you can use to treat varicose veins and painful joints.
– 30 grams of bay leaves
– 250 ml of olive oil
Mash the bay leaves and pour olive oil over them. Put the mixture into a glass bottle, close tightly and leave it in a dark, cool place for 14 days. Shake the contents of the bottle from time to time. After two weeks, strain the oil through gauze and transfer the liquid into another container. Keep this bay oil in a cold room.
Bay oil as a medicine:
If necessary, gently heat the oil on steam. Rub the oil thoroughly on sick joints.
In addition to the treatment of joints, bay oil is also used to treat inflamed lymph ulcers, migraine, and diseases of the ear. If you have a severe headache, it is necessary to massage the oil on the temples. This way, the pain will disappear very quickly.
Bay oil can replace aspirin, because it is able to reduce the increased body temperature. It also helps in removing pain in the stomach and intestines, normalizes the function of the liver and kidneys, and improves appetite.
Also, bay oil is great for preventative measures. It has the ability to increase resistance to infections, and it’s great when it comes to strengthening the immune system.
You can use bay oil in order to prepare lotion to solve problems with the skin on the face. This lotion is very effective in fighting acne and blackheads.