Laurel leaves also known as bay leaves are the leaves of aromatic evergreen tree and most commonly as used for seasoning in cooking. But, besides the use in kitchen, laurel leaves are beneficial for the health, as well.
In today’s article we are going to write about the benefits of laurel leaves, the benefits of laurel oil and how to prepare this remarkable medicinal oil.
Laurel oil offers numerous health benefits and you can prepare it in your home.
BENEFITS OF LAUREL LEAVES:
- Strengthen the immune system
- Decreases the problems with the colon
- Calm the nervous system
- Improves the mental activity in general
- Stimulate and decrease the process of sweating
- Laurel leaves are efficient in soothing the joint pain
- Efficient as a treatment of varicose veins
30 grams laurel leaves
250 ml olive oil
Using a mortar, crush the laurel leaves until you notice a little bit of oil that comes out of them. Leave the leaves to dry. Next step is to pour the olive oil over them and store the resulted mixture in a glass jar. Cover it and place the jar to rest on a cool and dry place for 2 weeks. Two weeks later, change the crushed laurel leaves with new ones in order to intensify the aroma and enhance the properties. Cover the jar and leave it for another two weeks. After that, by using a piece of gauze or cotton you should strain the oil. Squeeze the cloth as much as you can in order to get all of the oil or in other words, you should try to retain the minimal possible oil. Store your homemade laurel oil in a glass bottle.
In order to get maximum benefit, it is advisable to warm the laurel oil before use. Gently rub the oil on the affected area.
BENEFITS OF LAUREL OIL
Use the laurel oil for ear problems
In order to relieve strong pain in the head or migraine, massage laurel oil on your temples and the pain will disappear.
Laurel oil efficiently reduces body temperature. You can use laurel oil instead of aspirin.
This oil improves the appetite.
Efficiently eliminates stomachache and intestinal issues.
Normalizes the renal and hepatic function.
Use the laurel oil as a lotion in order to solve skin problems.
The laurel oil is incredibly powerful and you can use it as a lotion against blackheads and acne.