Many aromatic spices are used in cooking. They give a unique and deep flavor. However, they are also ideal for something else. The wider use of basil, mint, cayenne pepper and even bay leaf continues to generate a lot of interest.
The popular bay leaves grow on a shrub called bay laurel. Under natural conditions, it is found in Mediterranean climates. However, if you want, you can grow it even in a pot on the balcony. Then it will reach a maximum height of 4.90 foot and you will always have your own laurel leaves 😉.
Just remember that bay laurel does not like drafts. It requires a sunny and warm position and needs frequent watering (every 2-3 days). And the soil in the pot should be moist all the time. Of course, even before the arrival of frost, the tree should be brought indoors.
Use of Bay Leaves
As it turns out, bay leaves will work well not only in the kitchen. They contain essential oils with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and regenerative properties. In addition, they are excellent for soothing battered nerves.
For Stress and Nerve Problems
If you are exposed to stressful situations, suffer from insomnia and feel constantly tired or lethargic, then reach for dried bay leaves. Put a few of them in an ashtray and simply light them on fire. Then leave the room until the leaves are completely burned. When the smoke is gone, you will smell a pleasant spicy scent in the room. It will make you fully relax, calm down, and your nervous system will feel great relief.
For the Sake of Beautiful Skin
If your skin is dry and lackluster, then rely on a homemade inhalation. Pour two cups of water into a pot and put a few bay leaves in it. Then bring the whole thing to a boil. Pour the hot infusion into a large bowl, lean over it and put a towel over your head. Inhale the aromatic decoction for about 30 minutes. After this time you will notice that your complexion will look healthy and radiant.
Did you know about this about bay leaves?