• Incredible Health Benefits of Bay Leaves
    November 22, 2016

    Bay leaves uses are known to us only through food. But do you know there are amazing health benefits of Bay Leaves. Till now we only know bay leaves are used directly in the form of leaves in food. But it can also be used in different forms such as powder, boiled, paste and many others.

    Bay leaf is an effective and organic herb. It is widely available across the globe in many forms with different names. Bay Leaves are of different types depending upon region. Few of the types of bay Leaves are as follows.

    • Indian Bay Leaves
      Health Benefits of Bay Leaves

      Indian bay leaves

    • West Indian Bay Leaves
    • Mediterranean Bay Leaves
    • California Bay Leaves
    • Indonesian Bay Leaves

    Bay leaves are generally used in ayurvedic medicines, soups, curries, rice, non-vegetarian dishes and many more in our day-to-day life. From ages we know bay leaves as the best spice product but here we are going to explore health benefits of bay leaves. Few of them are listed below.

    Health Benefits of Bay Leaves for Body:

    Digestive System: Bay leaves have the ability to cure various common digestive problems like constipation, heartburn, acidity. Taking bay leaves with honey and ginger per day twice will improve Digestive system. Below is the procedure.

    Procedure: Take 2-3 Bay Leaves, small ginger piece, and one spoon honey. Boil Bay leaves with ginger in water till the water becomes half. Filter the water and Add honey to it. Drink this daily twice i.e., morning and night to improve digestive system.

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    Boil Bay leaves

    Diabetics: Bay leaves have the healing power of Type 2 Diabetics. The antioxidants required to create insulin in our body can be produced by bay leaves. Consuming bay leaves will reduce diabetics, for immediate and effective results follow the below procedure. Eat these everyday ones or twice, this will control diabetics in 30 days.

    Procedure: Take few bay leaves and dry them to remove all the moisture from leaves. Then powder them. Now add water to it and drink this mixture every day. Do not skip a single day also to get awesome results.

    Urinary Infection: Bay leaves contain essential oils and other proteins which cures urinary infection. Proper intake of bay leaves will decrease the infection. Follow the below procedure to cure urinary infection.

    Procedure: Take few bay leaves and powder them finely. Add milk and stir it well. Drink this whenever you feel problem. Continuously drinking this will reduce the different health problems.

    Joint Inflammation: Many people’s common health issue is joint pains irrespective of age. Bay leaves cure the joint inflammation and smoothens the join and also reproduces the required liquids in the joints.

    Procedure: Take bay leaves essential oil and massage it in the joints regularly. This will reduce the inflammation and increases the liquid in the joints.

    Heart Problems: It has been proved by many scientists that a compound called caffeic acid present in bay leaves will cure from many heart related problems such as removal of bad cholesterol, strengthens heart walls and improves blood pumping in the heart.

    Procedure: Add bay leaves powder to salad, Use bay leaves in cooking. Consume bay leaves in regular basis in any of the forms.

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    Health Benefits of Bay Leaves for Body                                                                                        

    Health Benefits of Bay Leaves for Skin:

    Acne: Make a paste with bay leaves powder, honey and rose water to treat acne and get flawless skin. This paste will also remove dark spots and sinks open pores from the face. Apply this paste weekly twice for permanent results.

    Wrinkles: Bay leaves have the capability of removing stress from body which decreases the growth of wrinkles and breakages due to dead skin. Make a steam of bay leaves with water and inhale it. This will reduce wrinkles and improves skin glow.

    Skin Infections: Bay leave has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help in curing different types of skin infections. It even cures cuts, burnings, insect bites and other fungal infections from the body.

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    Health Benefits of Bay Leaves for Hair:

    Hair Loss: Add bay leaves oil to regular hair oil and mix it well. Use this oil 3-4 times weekly. Regular usage of this oil will reduce hair loss and prevents grey hair. You can also soak bay leaves in water a day before head bath and rinse hair with that water for instant hair smoothness and silky hair.

    Reduces Lice: Lice can be completely removed by boiling bay leaves in water until 4 glasses of water becomes 1 glass of water. Massage this water to scalp and leave it for 4-5 hours. Then rinse it off.

    Dandruff: To treat dandruff add bay leaves oil to hair oil and massage your scalp, tie warm towel to scalp and leave for 30-60 minutes. Then rinse it with shampoo, for effective uses add bay leaves oil to shampoo.

    The table present below will show you the list of nutritional properties in percentages on Health Benefits of Bay Leaves.

      Bay leaf Nutritional value per 100 grams  
    Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
    Energy 313 Kcal 15.50%
    Carbohydrates 74.97 g 57%
    Protein 7.61 g 13%
    Total Fat 8.36 g 29%
    Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
    Dietary Fiber 26.3 g 69%
    Vitamins
    Folates 180 mcg 45%
    Niacin 2.005 mg 12.50%
    Pyridoxine 1.740 mg 133%
    Riboflavin 0.421 mg 32%
    Vitamin A 6185 IU 206%
    Vitamin C 46.5 mg 77.50%
    Electrolytes
    Sodium 23 mg 1.50%
    Potassium 529 mg 11%
    Minerals
    Calcium 834 mg 83%
    Copper 0.416 mg 46%
    Iron 43 mg 537%
    Magnesium 120 mg 30%
    Manganese 8.167 mg 355%
    Phosphorus 113 mg 16%
    Selenium 2.8 mcg 5%
    Zinc 3.70 mg 33%

    Source: USDA National Nutrient data base


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