Laurel leaf is a spice which is used in many kitchen all around the world. However, besides it is great a spice for food preparation, these leaves that originate the Mediterranean, the evergreen tree can be used for many other purposes.
Inside places such as yoga studios or book shops of a new age, usually there is very particular smell. The reason for that is practice smudging which is Native American tradition that utilizes the smoke of sacred herbs to purify certain room. It comes to a ritual that is very similar to act of burning incense.
Even though the practice of smudging usually is associated with sage, there are many herbs that can be uses and can provide more benefits in which you can enjoy.
Why Burn Bay Leaves
It is interesting that bay leaves are part of many legends since ancient times: they have incontestable role in Greek and Roman folklore and steady presence in Indian and Caribbean culture and cuisine. Well, this herb certainly has withstood the test of time.
The bay leaves are part of meals and fairytales, but this herb also commonly is used as a fragrance ingredient in different creams, lotions, perfumes, soaps and detergents.
Burn Bay Leaf for Fatigue
You can use burn bay leafs for fatigue, and for that purpose take 1 dried bay leaf and place it in a clean container. You should use metal tray, or any other container that can withstand the flames. Now you need to light the leaf on fire using a lighter. As the leaf burns, the smoke will fill the room.
All you should do now is to sit in the room and breathe in the air. Remember that you should not directly inhale the smoke. As the smoke dissipates, you already have breathed enough of the vapors and you will receive the benefits of burning the bay leaf.
We recommend you to try this easy way or better said remedy for fatigue and tension. It will calm you and put you in a relaxed state of mind. This is great treatment for fatigue, tension and stress.
The health benefits of the laurel leaf:
Calms the nervous system
Strengthens the immune system
Increases and stimulates the sweating process
Boosts overall mental activity
Moreover, you can use it for treatment of varicose veins and painful joints.
Bay Leaves- The most powerful cockroaches repellent
Despite the fact that people love to use bay leaves in meals due to its taste and fragrance, roaches hate them. Roaches can’t stand the smell. Thus, we can use this smell and keep them away. Simply place the leaves around nests, high-traffic areas where lot of roaches are coming through and possible entry points. You can use the leaves fresh or dry.
Note: By crushing the dry leaves into a powder, much stronger smell will be released.