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Benefits of Bay Leaves



  Koramangala, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 10, 2017

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It is common to see bay leaves (or bay-laurel) in a container lined up straight on the shelves of every Asian kitchen but only a few are aware of the incredible health benefits it offers. This refreshing aromatic herb belongs to the family Lauraceae and is used widely in traditional medicine.

Here’s why you should consider including Bay Leaf in your Diet

  • Digestion

If you are feeling Constipated or Bloated, this wonder leaf can help you get back on track. According to Ayurveda, it helps your digestive fire and makes your let go process easier.

Because of its diuretic property bay leaf (tea) helps in the removal of excess toxin from the body and stimulates the production of digestive juices.

Studies suggest that the enzymes present in it promotes food breakdown, therefore, it is useful for people with irritable bowel syndrome or any other digestive issue.

  • Nutrients

Bay leaves are packed with micro and macronutrients such as vitamins A, C, magnesium, manganese, calcium, potassium, and iron, they are beneficial for the overall wellbeing of our body.

  • Cancer

The combination of antioxidants and organic compounds like phytonutrients, catechins, linalool, and parthenolide, fights the harmful free radicals in the body that can cause cancer.

  • Mental Health

Organic compound, linalool in it lower the level of stress hormones in the body.

  • Diabetes

One study revealed that organic compounds present in it can help process insulin at an efficient rate, therefore, helps in managing diabetes.


  1. Grind bay leaves and have it twice a day reduced their blood sugar level.
  • Pain Relief

The anti-inflammatory property it possesses helps in reducing pain caused due to sprain, joint issues, and arthritis.


  1. Make a paste of ground bay leaf with castor oil and apply it to the affected areas for 20 min.
  2. For headache massage bay leaf oil on your forehead.
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