The Bay leaf is a well-known and popular spice , occupies a special place in our kitchen. The main thing is not to overdo it: it is very important to remove the laurel in time from the already prepared dish in time, after 10-15 minutes. Otherwise, food can become bitter in taste and astringent!
However, few people know that, in addition to preparing various dishes, the leaves of this Mediterranean evergreen tree are used for many medicinal purposes . From these leaves you can make laurel oil , which is a storehouse of medicinal substances: this miracle product improves blood circulation in the tissues of the body, therefore it is used to care for the skin and hair, and also helps the healthy functioning of the liver, kidneys and gall bladder.
Oil is great for preventing diseases. It has the property of increasing resistance to various infections, and it's great when it comes to strengthening the immune system . You can use bay leaf oil to prepare a lotion that will help you solve skin problems . This lotion is very effective in fighting acne and acne. Before treatment with bay oil, check if you are allergic to it.
Healing properties of bay oil
- 30 g of laurel leaves
- 250 ml of olive oil (you can use sunflower oil)
Application and dosage of laurel oil
Observe the dosage of the oil! An overdose of laurel oil can lead to headaches, redness of the skin and itching. Some resourceful and inspired people use laurel leaves to fulfill their cherished desires . They write down their dreams on laurel leaves, and then burn them … We, of course, treat this with skepticism, but everything can be!
When setting fire to a bay leaf, it is necessary to observe safety precautions. Dried aromatic leaves burn instantly, you can get burned! After burning laurels, the room will be filled with a pleasant aroma, and the air will be purified, because this ancient plant has disinfecting properties. All thanks to the high concentration of essential oils in the laurel! The bay leaf is very well combined with rosemary, cloves, coriander, pepper, thyme and sage. We all know that the bay leaves are perfect for making soups and pickles, friends with potatoes and meat, magically combined with mushrooms and legumes … The discovery for me was that you can flavor sweet dishes with a laurel. How do you like this recipe: jam from apples with walnuts, lemon and sweet pepper? And jam from ripe plum with a laurel leaf? Or is it an amazing combination of pears, red wine and bay leaf, also in jam? In a shiver throws from some thoughts about this rich aroma … Creative housewives will appreciate such unusual dishes! I recommend to prepare bananas with a laurel leaf for a couple : you need to make just a few cuts in the peel of a banana and insert the laurel leaves there, and then just cook the fruit in a steamer or on a steam bath. Extraordinary taste!
Once it was believed that the laurel leaf is able to protect a person from being struck by lightning. Also dreamers-mystics put a laurel leaf under the mattress to see a prophetic dream. How many amazing stories are associated with this plant!
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