Due to its very tasty soap and aroma, bay leaves are often used in cooking to season dishes. However, its uses are not limited to this and you can enjoy the wonderful properties of bay leaf in many ways. Bay leaf is rich in nutrients and contains large amounts of vitamins A, C and folic acid, as well as 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.

  • Alleviate anxiety. The regular consumption of laurel promotes a state of relaxation and makes us sleep better and longer. This plant has a calming effect on the nervous system and the scent alone is enough to immediately feel better. Prepare an infusion by boiling 3 bay leaves in 1 cup of water and drink before bedtime.

 

  • Against wrinkles. Bay leaf is very effective in eliminating wrinkles, especially dry skin. You can use bay leaf tea as a facial tonic: To do this, boil five bay leaves in half a quart of water and apply the solution on cleansed face.

 

  • Smooth hair. Laurel also has wonderful properties for the hair and is able to make it softer and smoother. Boil bay leaves in water for 20 minutes and then apply to the hair as a compress before using the shampoo.

 

  • Dandruff and hair loss. A rinse with laurel tea is one of the best remedies for dandruff and hair loss. Laurel stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, promoting hair regrowth. Apply it directly after washing your hair.

 

  • Lighter hair. Laurel tea helps to make the hair a little darker and give it brown and light reflections. Apply it for 15 minutes before rinsing with water only.

 

  • Against lice. Bay leaves are also very effective against lice. Boil 2 ounces of bay leaves in 2 cups of water until the liquid is reduced by half. Drain, cool and apply to hair for about 3 hours before rinsing.

 

  • Insect repellent. Mosquitoes and flies hate the scent of bay leaf and avoid it. You can spread bay leaves around your home or apply a few drops of bay oil to frequently used areas or entry points of these pesky insects.