How To Treat Diarrhea, Cough, And Improve Digestion With Bay Leaves
Bay leaf is an herb that has strong analgesic effect. That is why it is amazing against migraines and the best in destroying inflammation. The bay leaf is a plant that protects the body from infections, and it plays a major role in digestion, it improves the digestion throughout the entire digestive tract, and helps reduce blood sugar levels.
The smell of the bay leaf keeps bugs away and is therefore used as a natural moth repellant. Many shampoos are based on bay leaf because it has a strong effect against dandruff. Bay leaf oil is a real cure for bruises and other scars on the skin. The bay leaf compresses can reduce skin rashes and also helps to treat varicose veins.
ATTENTION! Bay leaf should NOT be used for more than a month. You should make a pause of minimum 15 days before using it again. Pregnant women and children under the age of 6 years should not use it.
Tea with bay leaf for better digestion
Take 5 bay leaves and add them in 1 liter of boiling water for 5 minutes. They should steep for 15 minutes and afterwards you should strain them. Drink this tea 3 times in a day before your meals.
Tea with bay leaf against diarrhea
Finely chop 5 dry or fresh bay leaves and add them in 100ml of cold water. Place the pot on the stove and boil them for 5 minutes in a covered pot. After 5 minutes, strain the tea, cool it and drink it. You should not add any sweeteners in this tea.
Interesting fact: The bay leaf was very popular in ancient Greece and Rome, where famous poets, heroes, emperors and athletes used laurel wreath as a crown.
In a pot add 500ml of cold water and 150 grams of sugar and place it on heat. Heat the liquid until is boiled. Once boiled, add 10 bay leaves and leave them to boil for additional 30 minutes. Afterwards strain it and store it in jars. Adults should take one tablespoon of this syrup, and children up to 10 years should take 1 teaspoon, 3 times a day before every meal.
Homemade lotion from bay leaves against acne
Take 10 bay leaves and cover them in 250 ml of boiling water and leave it to sit for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid and add 3-4 tablespoons of cucumber juice. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the lotion. Apply on the face few times in a day. You should wash your face 15 minutes after the application.
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