Laurel is great spice that almost everyone is using it in their kitchen. In fact, there are very few people that are aware of the fact that laurel leaves have great health benefits.
Most of the medicinal oils use laurel leaves in order to increase the health benefits of their products. Here is a list of health benefits of the bay leaves:
- Improves the health of the colon
- Improves mental activity
- Calms the nervous system
- Helps in the process of stimulating sweating
- Boosts the immune system
- Relieves joint pain and treats varicose veins
Here is how to prepare the remedy:
- Bay leaves – 1 ounce
- Olive oil – 1 cup
You will need to grind the leaves and crush them until you get light oil from it. Make sure that you use dry leaves. Once you crush the leaves put it in an airtight container (including the oil from the leaves) and cover it with olive oil. Close the container and leave it for two weeks in a cool and dry place. After two weeks you will need to replace the leaves with new ones, and leave it for two more weeks. Afterwards you have it ready and you should strain it through a cloth.
Use this oil on the affected joints or you can use it for treating migraine. In case you are facing severe headaches you should massage your forehead when you apply it. Feel free to use this oil instead of using aspirin because it will also help you remain the body temperature.
This oil is great for moisturizing your skin and solving problems with the face. Regular use can help you prevent formation of pimples and acne.