Bay leaves are commonly used in cooking to flavor dishes because of its very tasty soap and aroma. However, its uses are not limited to just that, and it is possible to enjoy the wonderful properties of bay leaves in many different ways.
Rich in nutrients, bay leaves contain large doses of vitamins A, C and folic acid, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium and copper. In addition, it contains other active ingredients that give laurel its wonderful medicinal and aesthetic properties.
Relieve anxiety. Regular consumption of laurel promotes a state of relaxation and allows us to sleep better and longer. This plant has a calming effect on the nervous system, and even just the aroma is enough to make you feel better immediately.Prepare an herbal tea by cooking 3 bay leaves in 250 ml of water and drink before going to sleep.
Against wrinkles. Bay leaves are very effective in eliminating wrinkles, especially if you have dry skin. You can use laurel herbal tea as a facial tonic: prepare it by cooking 5 bay leaves in half a liter of water, and apply the solution to your well-cleansed face.
Smooth hair. Bay leaves also offer wonderful properties for the hair, and can make it softer and smoother. Cook some bay leaves in water for 20 minutes, then apply to hair as a compress before using shampoo.
Dandruff and hair loss. A bay leaf herbal tea rinse is one of the best remedies for dandruff and hair loss. Laurel stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, promoting hair regrowth. Apply it immediately after washing your hair.
Brighter hair. Laurel herbal tea helps make hair slightly darker, giving brown, shiny highlights. Apply it for 15 minutes before rinsing with water only.
Against lice.Bay leaves are also very effective against lice. Cook 50 grams of bay leaves in 400 ml of water until the liquid is reduced by half. Drain, let cool and apply to hair for about 3 hours before rinsing.
Insect repellent. Mosquitoes and flies hate the scent of laurel, and will keep away from it. You can scatter bay leaves around the house, or apply a few drops of laurel oil to popular areas or entry points for these pesky insects.