There is a very famous herb that will help you to relax for a very short time and get rid of tension, anxiety, stress and fatigue … The word is – the laurel!

Laurel is of antiquity was highly respected as a sacred tree whose branches are donated to the winners and poets as a sign of highest honor and glory.

Today, bay leaves used in horticulture as a tree or as formally shaped hedges, in cooking as a spice (bay leaf is in addition to soups, stews and for special aroma that gives the dishes, but do not eat,  removed from the dishes after cooking) in folk medicine as a medicinal herb. Laurel

Drug substance are essential and fatty oils from berries and leaves, and as an active substance primarily include pinene and cineole.

Laurel enriched antioxidant potential of food, thereby contributing to strengthening the immune system, protect against the harmful effects of free radicals, wound healing and protection from viruses.

Vitamin A in significant amounts in the laurel contributes to maintenance and protection of the mucous membranes and skin, good vision, reducing the risk of lung cancer and oral cavity.
The distinctive smell of laurel comes from volatile compounds curative effect on digestion system and relieve digestive problems.

Tea made from bay leaves stimulates the appetite and digestion, help calm nausea, alleviating ulcers, cramps and bloating.

Essential oil of laurel can help in the treatment of arthritis, muscle pain, bronchitis and flu.

This fragrant spice has the potential to reduce the risk of cancer because it contains a number of phytochemicals that have powerful anti-cancer properties. Investigations are in progress.SlideshowBayLaurelLeaves

Laurel Relaxation

All you need to do to relax with laurel is the following:

Take one dried bay leaf, place it in a container where it can burn, burn it, and exit the room where the fire. After ten minutes bay leaves will burn, and the room will be full of incense smoke that will create a special atmosphere. Try it!

Laurel combustion releases the specific ingredients that help alleviate fatigue and will help us to relax.