Have you heard of the wonderful works of nature? Sure, you must have but I can bet you that you have not heard of the health benefits of bay leaf. Bay leaf you asked? Yes, bay leaf.
Bay leaf is known to many people as a spice used in the preparation of jollof rice. It is however amazing to know that the spice used in cooking party Jollof is also used in curing some health challenges.
Proper use of bay leaf can cure the following health challenges:
Do you suffer from cold often? Simply measure two cups of water and boil 4-5 bay leaves in it, allow it to boil for 15-20 minutes. Allow it to cool off and do inhalation with it. The cold will disappear in no time.
2. Body Pain
Pour one liter of water into a container, put 5 bay leaves in the water, and boil together, sieve it and mix it with your bathing water, it will relieve you of the body pain.
Boil a handful of bay leaf and mix it with a teaspoonful of cinnamon powder in one-liter water for about 15-20 minutes. Drink this as tea in the morning and see your immunity is boosted.
Blend a handful of bay leaf into a powdery form, take two teaspoonfuls into a container with hot water, and allow it to steam for 15-20 minutes. Allow it to cool off, sieve it and use it to wash your hair. Repeat this action for a minimum of one week, the difference will become clear in no time.
5. Indigestion/ Bloating/ Nausea
Pour two handfuls of bay leaf into a liter of water, allow it to boil very well, sieve and drink it at least twice a day. It is best served and taken before a meal.
Have you been suffering from a cough? Is it a dry or wet cough? No matter the type of cough it is, the solution is to simply mix a teaspoonful of honey and a teaspoonful of bay leaf powder till it becomes thickened like a syrup. Drink it once daily, especially after dinner.
Boil 4-5 bay leaves in a cup of water and allow them to boil for 15-20 minutes. Drink two times daily, you will be relieved of constipation.
8. Nervous System
Boil a handful of bay leaves in a container, and allow it to boil for 15-20 minutes. Sieve it and pour it into a container, take it twice daily before a meal, it will control all nervous disorders and enhance a healthy body in a little while.
9. Skin Care
Do you know bay leaf heals? Yes, it does. It has healing properties like antioxidants. Boil a handful of bay leaf in hot water, and allow it to boil for about 15-20 minutes. Sieve it and store it in a container. Drink it as a tea twice daily. This will help in getting rid of wrinkles, blemishes, and spots and enhance firm skin.
10. Heart Maintenance
Bay leaf has both vitamins A&C in its content. Boil two handfuls of bay leaf in a hot water, allow it to cool off then pour it into a container. Drink tea for two weeks, it will improve your blood pressure, reduce the cholesterol level of the body and help the blood vessels and arteries function properly.
Make drinking bay leaf boiled in hot water as a tea a habit, especially early in the morning before breakfast. This will improve your health.