In today’s world, we are constantly being burdened by stress, tension, and anxiety. Relax. You deserve it, it’s good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don’t need a spa weekend or a retreat because nature has its own way to help. Simply burn a bay leaf and see as it helps you relax!
This cheap, common herb, native to the Mediterranean, can help you relieve stress and tension in less than 5 minutes. Yes, it sounds impossible, but try it out and you’ll see its true!
Fresh or dried, bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance, but they are also used in medical treatments, aromatherapy, and herbal treatments for various skin and respiratory conditions.
The amazing stress-relieving properties of bay leaves were first discovered by a famous Russian scientist Gennady Malakhov. One of the least commonly known benefits of bay leaves is their naturally soothing quality. Linalool is often associated with thyme and basil, but it is also present in bay leaves and can help to lower the level of stress hormones in the body, especially when used in aromatherapy.
Excess stress hormones can be dangerous in the long run, so bay leaves can help you calm down and remain relaxed in your most high-anxiety moments.
This is all you need to do:
Simply burn a dry bay leaf in an ashtray and leave the room for 10 minutes. When you come back, you will notice a completely different atmosphere, and you will smell the pleasant, relaxing smoke.
Burning the bay leave will release certain substances which enhance the atmosphere and create a positive energy flow. Just breathe in deeply and let the smell calm your body and spirit.