Diabetes, blood pressure, asthma and insomnia are all ailments which affect millions of people around the world and have become pretty common nowadays. Although scientists aren’t exactly sure what causes the outbreaks, they do know how to treat them. In general, all diseases are treated with pills, but not all people have access to proper medications. Luckily, all these diseases can be treated with natural remedies, and bay leaves are probably the best.
Bay leaves are actually full of vitamins and minerals, and although they are commonly used as a seasoning for our meals, they are more than just that. In fact, bay leaves have been used against a variety of diseases for a long time, mainly against high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, insomnia and other ailments. However, the leaves have even more benefits than that, and can be used to improve your overall health.
Health benefits of laurel leaves
Here’s a list of ailments the leaves can treat effectively:
- Digestive problems;
- Muscle spasms and pain;
- Lack of energy and fatigue;
- Headaches and migraines;
- Fluid retention (edema);
- Nerve problems;
- Mental lacunae.
The best way to use laurel leaves is in the form of tea. The tea is pretty easy to prepare, and will effectively improve your overall health. Here’s what you need to do:
- 30 gr. bay leaves
- A pot of water
It’s simple – add the leaves in boiling water, steep the mixture on low heat for about 3-5 minutes more, then leave it to cool down and serve the tea warm in a cup. Drink bay leaves tea every morning before breakfast and at night before going to bed with a bit of honey, and you should feel much better soon.