As the years began to pass, they take a toll on us. Dull, thinning hair. A turkey neck. Less-than-perky breasts. Spotted hands. Sore feet. Wimpy brows and lashes. Wrinkled knees and elbows. Fine lines and wrinkles. A fading smile. Well, wrinkled is not one of the thing I wanted to be when I grew up. Consequently, I am so excited to discover Bay Leaf’s Medicinal Use!
While some signs of aging are just annoying, sore feet may cause a career change, or retirement. One one hand, this can be good in some ways, it is not if one is not financially ready for it. This can cause stress and financial strain. So journey with me as we discover how bay leaf can come to the rescue!
As this is graduation time of year, it is interesting to note that the Greeks and Romans used to bestow wreaths made with these leaves upon the heads of those earning bachelor’s degrees, signifying honor. I don’t think I’ve even been to a graduation this year, besides Kindergarten. Though I’ve seen some Facebook pictures, I don’t think I saw any bay leaf wreaths!
This amazing herb originates in the Mediterranean. Other herbs coming from this region include: parsley, thyme, basil, rosemary, oregano, and sage. While changes in nature have attacked its natural environment, fortunately for us, it has and is still being used as food and medicine.
Bay Leaf’s Medicinal Use:
- Total Body Cleanse
- Delays aging
- Accelerates wound healing
- Regulates diabetes
- Alleviates respiratory diseases
- Fights infection
- Battles cancer
- Promotes digestion
- Treats food poisoning
- Assists in wound healing
My Final Thoughts…
My mother used to use a bay leaf in her soups and pots of beans. While you are supposed to remove it before serving, she never did! The joke was if you got the bay leaf, you had to do dishes! I’ve never cooked with it, and I don’t know if I could pick out the taste, though it is supposed to be floral and herbal.
I am so excited to discover it’s anti-aging benefits. Because I realize that anti-aging products can get pricey. And wrinkled was not what I wanted to be when I grew up!
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What have you used bay leaves for? Let me know in the comments.
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