Nature hides many plants which are rightfully seen as miraculous. Some of these plants offer a variety of health benefits and contain numerous essential nutrients that can significantly improve our overall health. Most of these beneficial plants can be easily found growing in our garden or even on our sidewalks, and are pretty common all around the world. Take laurel for example – some people don’t think much of it, but as it turns out, laurel leaves have a long list of health benefits.
Laurel can be seen in almost any garden you throw a look at. It’s a very common plant which we use as a food flavoring, but laurel leaves are more than just a spice. They have incredible health benefits and can treat numerous diseases and conditions, including the following:
- Fatigue and low energy levels
- Fluid retention
- Muscle spasms and pain
- Skin infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Bloating and excess gasses
- Leg cramps
The best way to benefit from all the leaves’ properties is to drink a tea made from them. Here’s how to prepare it:
- 30 gr. of dry laurel leaves
Boil the water in a pot and add the laurel leaves, then simmer the mixture for a few minutes on low heat. Cover the pot and leave the mixture to cool down, then strain it and serve with a bit of honey. We suggest drinking a cup of the tea before breakfast and before going to bed.
The leaves have a rich nutritional profile which includes vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, manganese, calcium and iron. Drinking the tea regularly can relieve numerous aches, and the tea is also great for the treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Laurel leaves have antibacterial and antifungal properties which makes them great against a variety of infections.
Drinking laurel leaves tea can improve the insulin sensitivity in the body and put the blood sugar levels under control. The tea is great for diabetes sufferers and will treat the symptoms of the disease. Furthermore, it can also improve digestion and prevent numerous digestive problems including colic and bloating.
The laurel leaves tea has long been used as a natural remedy against colds and the flu – to relieve the symptoms, you can either drink a few cups of it every day or apply warm laurel leaves tea compresses on the chest. Rinsing your hair with the tea can prevent dandruff thanks to the leaves’ antifungal properties, and putting a few around your plants will act as a natural pest repellent.