When it comes to laurel, many people know it as a leaf that you put in a dish in order to improve its taste. But, this tree also has great healing properties.
Laurel or Laurus nobilis is a leafy tree that grows in fresh and humid climates such as the Mediterranean. It is used in gastronomy to flavor meat, sauces, and stews. Besides that, it can treat several conditions such as:
- Lack of energy, exhaustion or cases of chronic fatigue
- Fatigue or blackouts
- Muscle cramps
- Premenstrual symptoms
- Headaches and migraines
- Problems of the sciatic nerve
- Infections in the skin
- Muscular weakness
- Bloating and flatulence
- Fluid retention
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Muscle and nerve contractures
It can also be helpful when it comes to stimulation of digestion. Laurel acts as diuretic, antibiotic and antirheumatic agent.
Remedies made out of Laurel
Apply laurel oil when performing lymphatic drainage massages. It will fight fluid retention and heaviness and improve your blood circulation. You can also put a few drops of laurel oil on the chest before going to bed, to help control snoring.
Put 2 laurel leaves in the 200 ml of water. Let it boil, turn off the heat and leave it for 10 minutes, covered. Remove the leaves and drink the fluid.
Aromatherapy with laurel is very helpful. It can purify your home, repel insects and help you relax. Your blood circulation will be improved and emotions such as depression and fears will vanish.
Laurel for children
Just put 3 drops of laurel oil in a diffuser to set the room. It will help with panic attacks, crying, fears and even vomiting in children.
You will need:
- 250 ml almond oil
- 30 gr of dried bay leaves
- Hermetic container with lid (it is necessary that it has an amber color so that the essence does not degrade with light)
Put the leaves of laurel inside the container. Put over almond oil. Leaves should be completely submerged. Cover them and leave for a month in a dry and cool place. Shake the container periodically, and that is that!