How to perfume your home with three bay leaves

Bay leaves have been used for centuries in traditional medicine, thanks to their excellent therapeutic properties. The aroma of bay leaves is very effective in relieving anxiety and stress.

In ancient Rome, bay leaves were the symbol of wisdom and glory. A crown was prepared with them, worn by poets and winners. Laurel also has digestive, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

One of the ways to enjoy the benefits of the aroma of bay leaves is by burning a few leaves. However, you must be very careful. It is suggested not to burn more than three leaves, and to do so in a terracotta container.

Burn three dry bay leaves with a lighter and, once lit, place them in the terracotta container and spread the smoke throughout the house.

Laurel also contains mucilage, pectin, tannins, vitamins and minerals, which are mainly responsible for all its benefits. Below we list the main properties of laurel .

Relieves stress and anxiety . Bay leaves have excellent calming properties. Linalool, a compound contained in the leaves, is an essential oil that calms the mind and reduces cortisol levels in the blood.

Protects the heart . By helping us relax, bay leaf also helps protect the heart, which suffers when the heart rate accelerates or when you suffer from stress. Caffeic acid from bay leaves is an organic compound capable of also protecting the heart. To enjoy these benefits you can prepare a bay leaf tea.

Relieves stomach ache . Laurel herbal tea is the classic grandmother’s remedy against stomach ache and indigestion. It helps calm the entire digestive tract and provides almost immediate relief.