Known as a popular leaf, Laurel leaf is a well-known spice which probably has a special place in your kitchen. But, few know that, aside from food preparation, these leaves from the Mediterranean evergreen tree can also be used for many health benefits.
If you’ve ever stepped inside a yoga studio or new age book shop, you may have noticed that these places sometimes have a very particular smell.
This is because many of these locations regularly practice smudging , a Native American tradition that uses the smoke of sacred herbs to purify a room. This ritual is similar to the act of burning incense.
While the practice of smudging is commonly associated with sage, there are other herbs you can use and more concrete benefits you can enjoy.
Why Burn Bay Leaves
Bay leaves have been a thing of legends for millennia: whether its incontestable role in Greek and Roman folklore or its steady presence in Indian and Caribbean culture and cuisine, this herb has withstood the test of time.
But bay leaves aren’t just used in food and fairytales, the herb is commonly used as a fragrance ingredient in creams, lotions, perfumes, soaps, and detergents.
Burn Bay Leaf for Fatigue
Turn burn bay leaf for fatigue, take one dried bay leaf and place it in a clean container. You should consider using a metal tray, or some other container, that can withstand the flames. Light the leaf on fire using a lighter. As the leaf burns, smoke will fill the room.
Sit in the room, breathing in the air, but try not to directly inhale the smoke. By the time the smoke dissipates, you should have breathed enough of the vapors to receive the benefits of burning the bay leaf.
This is an easy way to remedy fatigue and tension. It can be calming and put you in a relaxed state of mind. Whether you are suffering from fatigue, tension, or stress, try this simple home remedy.
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.
Bay Leaves- The most powerful cockroaches repellent
We love to use bay leaves in cooking for its taste and fragrance, but roaches hate them. They just can’t stand the smell. We can exploit this to drive them out, or keep them away. All you have to do is place the leaves around nests, high-traffic areas (as in it gets a lot of roaches coming through) and possible entry points. You can use fresh leaves or dry leaves.
Crushing dry leaves into a powder releases a much stronger smell.