Bay leaves are a popular herb found in most of our kitchens. Well, many of us are unaware that bay leaves have been used extensively in folk medicine, aromatherapy and other skin and hair treatments.This is because it contains fatty oils, console, and laurel. These active compounds in the bay leaf can help in relieving stress, tension, and fatigue.
These days we are constantly rushing burdened due to stress and tension. We all need to relax since it is beneficial for our health and well-being. Going to the spa is not the way in which we can relax completely. Here I will share with you how to bring the spa experience at home with an inexpensive kitchen herb- The Bay Leaf. Bay leaf is a herb which is native to the Mediterranean and can help you get relief of stress and tension in 5 minutes or less.Russian scientist, Gennady Malakhov, discovered the benefits of burning bay leaves and that it has amazing properties for reducing stress.
Too much stress hormones can be dangerous for long-term health. Bay leaf can help you calm down and make you feel relaxed in high anxiety moments.
What you need to do:
Take one or two dry bay leaves and burn it in an ashtray.Go out of the room for 10-15 minutes after putting fire to the bay leaves.When you come back after 10 minutes, you can notice a completely different atmosphere and the smell of a pleasant relaxing smoke emitting from the burnt bay leaf.The flames from the burning bay leaf will release substances that can enhance the atmosphere and create positive energy flow.Deeply breathe in and you can feel the relaxation in your body and mind.
Other Benefits of Bay Leaves
1.Bay leaf essential oil can help in treating arthritis and muscle pain.
2.The bay leaf contains phytochemical which is known for its anti-cancer properties.
3.Tea made of bay leaves can help in digestion, preventing cramps, nausea and bloating