There is one herb that can help you to get rid of stress, tension, fatigue and anxiety. The name of that herb is bay leaf. Gennady Malakhov, a Russian scientist, discovered that this plant has a great effect against stress and fatigue.
The bay tree has been regarded like a sacred tree and its branches were given to poets and winners like a sign of highest glory and honor.
The bay trees today are used in horticulture – like hedging plants or like trees, in cooking – like a spice (this herb is added to stews, soups, etc., because it gives a special flavor to the food, and the bay leaves are not eaten, but they are removed after cooking), and in the folk medicine like a medicinal herb. It’s therapeutic agents are fatty oils and ethereal derived from the leaves and berries, and its active substances include cineole and pinene.
Laurel improves the antioxidant properties of the foods, so in that way it contributes to a better immune system, protection against viruses, wound healing, and protection against the dangerous effects of the free radicals.
Bay leaves contain an essential quantity of vitamin A and that provides a better mind, protects and maintains the mucous membranes and also the skin, and also helps in the degradation of the oral cavity and lung. The unique smell of this herb comes from those volatile compounds that have a healing effect on the digestive system and also relieve the digestive problems.
The tea made from this herb helps to calm down the nausea, stimulates the digestion and appetite, and alleviates cramps, ulcers and bloating.
Bay essential oils are able to help in the treatment of arthritis, bronchitis, muscle pain and flu.
This fragrant spice is so powerful and can reduce the risk of cancer because it has many phytochemicals that are so powerful against the cancer.
Using this tea for relaxing
You should use the bay leaves in order to create a great relaxing atmosphere:
Place one fried leaf in a container where you can burn it, light it up and then leave the room like that. After 10 minutes this leaf will be completely burned out, and your room will be full of incense smoke and you will have a special atmosphere.
When you are burning these leaves, they will release a specific ingredients that will help you to relax and alleviate fatigue.