Nature has probably provided all the cures for modern ailments and diseases, we just need to find them out. Numerous plants and foods are the keys to optimal health, as they offer powerful medicinal properties and treat health issue in a completely safe way.
One of these natural cures is laurel, a plant which offers a myriad of health benefits. It is scientifically known as Laurus nobilis.
This plant is a small tree native to the Mediterranean region, and the leaves have been used for medicinal and culinary purposes for millennia, dating back at least to Roman times.
Its leaves are rich in magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamins C and A, and manganese, and therefore, they detoxify the body, slow down the aging process, alleviate respiratory issues, fight inflammation and much more.
Namely, the laurel leaves can treat:
- Abdominal distention and gas
- Premenstrual symptoms
- Joint and muscle pain
- Skin infections
- High blood sugar
- Bacterial and fungal infections
- Stomach ulcers
- Weakness and low energy
- Sciatic nerve problems
- Muscular exhaustion
- Colds and the flu
- Mental lagoons
- Fluid retention
- Contractures in muscles and nerves
To reap the benefits of these leaves, you should prepare a tea from laurel leaves, as follows:
- 30 grams of laurel (dried leaves)
Add the leaves to the water after you have boiled it, and cook them for several minutes.
Then, remove the pot from heat, cover it, and leave the tea to cool. Then, strain the tea, sweeten it with some natural sweetener, and drink it twice daily, in the morning and before bedtime.