Stress, tension and anxiety – these are the evils of our modern societies. Fortunately, nature continues to provide us with both accessible and effective solutions to overcome these concerns without side effects.

Why bay leaves?

Bay leaves have been the subject of legends for thousands of years. They played an important role in Roman or Greek traditions and are ubiquitous in Indian or Caribbean culture. Today we can say that this plant has passed the test of time. Bay leaves are not only used in dishes. It is also an ingredient commonly used to perfume creams, lotions, eau de toilette, soaps and detergents.

Burn bay leaves for a zen atmosphere

Bay leaves are widely used in yoga rooms and spas and are also used in many households for their relaxing and stress-relieving properties. Currently, it is used by one in ten households in France. You should know that this plant is mainly used to dispel negative waves, creating a zen and relaxing atmosphere. Purification can be done in different ways. The easiest way is to burn bay leaves on charcoal. For successful purification, it is important to follow these instructions:

  • Light charcoal in a metal saucer or other container.
  • Cut the leaves into small pieces for better diffusion.
  • Toss the leaf pieces onto the hot coals.
  • Smoke all rooms in the house.
  • Ventilate the house to remove the smoke.

Below we list the main properties of bay leaf:

Relieves stress and anxiety: bay leaves have excellent calming properties. Linalool, a compound found in the leaves, is an essential oil that calms the mind and lowers 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 increases or we suffer from stress. Caffeic acid in bay leaf is an organic compound that can also protect the heart. To benefit from these advantages, you can prepare a laurel herbal tea.

Relieves stomach pain: bay leaf tea is a classic grandmother remedy for stomach pain and indigestion. It helps soothe the entire digestive tract and provides almost instant relief.