Laurel leaf is a well-known and popular spice and it probably has a very special place in our kitchens. However few know that, aside from food preparation, the leaves from this Mediterranean evergreen tree can be used for many health purposes as well.
You can use these leaves to prepare a curative oil, which has many excellent health properties. Today we will write more about the characteristics of this oil, and the method of its application.
The health benefits of the laurel leaf:
- Reduces pain
- It calms the nervous system
- Increases and stimulates the sweating process
- Strengthens the immune system
- Boosts overall mental activity
- In addition, it can be used to treat varicose veins and painful joints.
For the preparation of this oil, you will need:
- 30 grams of laurel leaves
- 250 ml of olive oil
Mash the laurel leaves and pour the olive oil over them. Put the mixture into a glass bottle, close it tightly and put the bottle in a dark and cool place and leave it there for about 14 days. Shake the contents of the bottle from time to time. After 2 weeks strain the oil through a cheesecloth and transfer the liquid into another container. Note that you need to keep the derived laurel oil in a cold room.
Laurel oil as a medicine:
If it is necessary, gently heat the laurel oil on a steam. Rub the oil thoroughly on the painful joints.
In addition to the joint treatment, the laurel oil can be also used for treatment of inflamed lymph ulcers, migraine, and diseases of the ear. If you have a severe headache all you need to do is massage the temples with this oil. This way, the pain will disappear very quickly.
Laurel oil can replace aspirin, because it has the ability to reduce the increased body temperature. It also helps in eliminating pain in the stomach and the intestines, it normalizes the liver and the kidney function, and it also improves the appetite.
Also laurel oil is great for preventive measures. It has the ability to increase the resistance to various infections, and it’s great when it comes to strengthening the immune system.
You can use the laurel oil to prepare a lotion that can help you solve your problems with the skin on your face. This lotion is very effective in fighting acne and blackheads.
Watch the effects you will get if you burn a bay leaf: