To improve digestion and prevent flatulence, headaches, the deposition of salts, with high content of sugar in the blood, heals bruises, sprains, fractures, to enhance immunity, helper single – Bay leaf!
Bay leaf retains its properties in dried form. Bay leaves should be olive green color, short stalks, characteristic odor and a bitter taste.
It has disinfectant, carminative and diaphoretic properties, is a good means against fermentation in the stomach and stimulates its activity.
Laurel leaves are rich in volatile, many beneficial trace elements and tannins, which promote the excretion of toxins, increase immunity.
The leaves are also used to treat amenorrhea, hysteria, colic.
They also help to reduce blood pressure by excretion of excess fluid.
Some experts recommend to take the Bay leaf and as a preventive measure. You will feel stronger, you’ll be able to breathe, you will be less tired. Bay leaf helps in rheumatoid arthritis and even diabetes. It can be used as a means of sweating.
To improve digestion and prevent flatulence drinking the decoction of dry Bay leaves (2 cups per day), which is prepared at the rate of 4 g leaf per 100 g of water.
The deposition of salts is also useful to drink a decoction of Bay leaves. Take 10 pieces of leaves, boil them 5 minutes in 0.5 liters of water and insist for 6 hours. Drink a SIP throughout the day. This infusion promotes intensive dissolution of salts. This should be made 3-4 days in a row and repeat in a week. For a stronger effect conduct special massage and exercise.
With increasing blood sugar, traditional medicine recommends brewing 5 Laurel leaves one Cup boiling water, to insist night in a small thermos and drink 3 times a day for half an hour before meals. To pursue this course in 2-3 weeks.
Decoction of Bay leaf is useful to rinse your mouth to relieve toothache.
Bay leaf is a good remedy for stomatitis. When inflammation of the gums it is recommended to chew it.
It helps for headaches – enough to make the leaves steamed in kind to the temples. Can be applied to bruises, to quickly remove the swelling.
In the treatment of diabetes, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis Lavrushka use infusion: 30-40 Laurel leaves pour 0.5 liters of boiling water. Drink in the morning on an empty stomach and during the day, 2 tbsp. spoon 3-4 times a day for half an hour before meals.
For those who have joint Bay leaf is indispensable. The broth from it removes salt deposits: 17-18 Bay leaves pour 1.5 cups of water, boil on weak fire 5 minutes, then 3-4 hours in a thermos insist, filter. Drink 2 tbsp per hour strictly from 8 to 20 hours. Treatment is repeated for three days, and then another in 3 weeks.
A decoction of Bay leaf is good for improving immunity: 5 g Bay leaves (about 15 pieces) to put in 300 ml of water, bring to boil, cook for 5 minutes, then to insist in a thermos for 3-4 hours, drain. Drink all this the infusion of 1 tbsp. spoon a day. The course of treatment – 3 days. After 2 weeks it can be repeated.
With scrofula, purulent diseases of the ears and scalp with this decoction wash the head.
In noise, the ringing in the ears 2 tbsp. chopped Laurel leaves brew a glass of boiling water, let stand for 2 hours in a thermos, drain. Rinse with warm infusion ear tunnels and bury the ears in 3-4 drops 3 times a day. After instillation, close them with a cotton swab.
Laurel oil well heals bruises, sprains, fractures. For this purpose it is rubbed into the injured place. Cook butter 5 tablespoons of crushed leaves, pour a glass of vegetable oil, bring to a boil, cook on low heat under a lid for 1 hour and filtered.
It also helps relieve sinusitis, used as a remedy for bedsores.
For the treatment of chronic cholecystitis, gallstone disease: 30 grams of fresh crushed Bay leaves pour 200 ml of sunflower or linseed oil, to insist in a warm dark place, 7 days, drain, squeeze the leaves. Take 15 drops mixed with milk, yogurt or tea 2-3 times daily 15 minutes before meals.
Alcohol tincture is used for rubbing in rheumatism, paralysis and internally for headaches: crushed dry Bay leaves pour vodka at the rate of 1:20. Close the container tightly and leave at room temperature for 7 days, strain and store in a dark place. Take 10-20 drops 1 time a day for 20-30 minutes before meals.
A mixture of mashed fresh Bay leaves with honey is useful to take inside in the form of lozenges or pills with a chronic cough and shortness of breath.
For athlete’s foot it is recommended to take Bay bath: before bed throw in a bowl of hot water 20-40 of Bay leaves and soak your feet in this infusion.
The fruits of the Laurel tree, the size of a hazelnut, have a stronger therapeutic effect compared to leaves. These fruits strengthen the stomach and prescribed treatment.
The smell of Laurel fruits and leaves has an invigorating effect, and the fruits and leaves are a good antitoxin, and effectively neutralize the food toxins.
Laurel for losing weight
Due to the fact that Bay leaf is rich in components possessing diuretic properties, extracts on the basis of this spice promotes the excretion of toxins and excess fluid. And this, precisely, is one of the first steps in the fight against obesity. To take advantage of the useful properties of Bay leaf, it is necessary to prepare on its basis the infusion or decoction.
1. A decoction of Bay leaf and cinnamon. 1 liter of water take 1 cinnamon stick and 5 leaves “Lavrushka”. Bring water to a boil, add cinnamon and Bay leaves. Boil for 15 minutes, remove from heat, cover and cool. Take 1 Cup (250 l) per day on an empty stomach (i.e. before Breakfast)
2. The infusion of Bay leaf. Pour into a saucepan 300 ml of water and throw in 3 Bay leaves. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. The resulting liquid together with the leaves, pour into a thermos and insist 4 hours. To drink the entire volume of infusion for 3 days, drinking 10 minutes before meals for 1st tablespoon. If there is anything left to pour, but not to renew the course.
It is worth noting that the weight at Bay leaf is to get involved should not, certainly, make the use of such infusions and teas in the regular case the more (it can be very dangerous and damaging). Certainly, Laurel is useful and even effective, but only for cleaning the body, that is, as one of the elements of weight loss. Do the same to lose weight will help following a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
However, be aware: you can not use a Bay leaf in gastric and inflammatory diseases of the digestive system
disorders of the menstrual cycle, in no case should not drink any infusions, decoctions and teas for any purpose, at any period of pregnancy – frequent occurrence of miscarriages, as well as lactation.
Also the funds based on Laurel contraindicated for children under 12 years of age and those who have gastritis, stomach ulcers, liver failure, Crohn’s disease, and chronic inflammatory diseases of internal organs (intestines, kidneys).
In addition, because decoctions and infusions of Bay leaves have astringent action, their use may promote the occurrence of constipation. So at the same time recommended to eat more beets, prunes, possessing laxative properties.
For your own safety before using a Bay leaf it is best to consult with your doctor.
Do not exceed the recommended dose – this can lead to undesirable side effects and even poisoning. The ingestion dose Bay of the fetus should not exceed 5 g, sheet – 10 g. Exceeding these doses can cause vomiting.
Finally, buying a Bay leaf, not mix it up with Laurel, as it is very poisonous!