Bay leaf makes a precious herbal tea and here are all its benefits!

Shirley Marie Bradby

August 06, 2019

 Bay leaf makes a precious herbal tea and here are all its benefits!

The bay leaf (laurel) shrub is an aromatic and medicinal plant, which has always been used in cooking and as a natural remedy for the most varied symptoms and illnesses.

The ancient Greeks and Romans had already discovered this aromatic plant and used it extensively, thanks to its natural therapeutic properties that were clearly beneficial for good health.

Although it is one of those elements or ingredients that we commonly use in the kitchen, for the preparation of different recipes, in this article we want to dwell specifically on the benefits of bay leaf tea.

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Laurel aka bay leaf is an aromatic plant rich in health benefits. The best way to take advantage of it is to drink it as a decoction or as a herbal tea. The preparation is really very simple! Just add 10 -12 bay leaves and water to a pot, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Let boil for 3 minutes, then remove the pot from the heat and let the tea steep for 4 minutes. Strain and drink or sweeten to suit your taste. 

But why does the bay leaf tea so beneficial?

The reason is that bay leaves have antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties. Thanks to its vitamin C, bay leaves increase our defenses by keeping our immune system strong and active. Furthermore, laurel helps improve and protect eyesight, as it contains vitamin A.

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Furthermore, bay leaf tea promotes the purification of the kidneys thanks to its exceptional diuretic properties. It is also an excellent remedy for decongesting the respiratory tract and fighting inflammation of the oral cavity.

A bay leaf decoction or herbal tea as described above might seem like an old wives' tale about a natural remedy that perhaps has no real effect but, in reality, this is not the case.

In fact, bay leaf tea also has carminative properties as it relieves stomach pains and fights the formation of gastrointestinal gas. It is also effective against headaches, thanks to its powerful analgesic properties.

Therefore, if you sometimes experience minor digestive problems, then we advise you to try this remedy ... and you will feel much better after a nice cup of bay leaf herbal tea!