Bay leaves are used not only as a spice that improves the flavor of many dishes, but also for the treatment of several diseases. Are harvested when they are fully developed and leathery because otherwise during the drying cycle they will be darkened while the bay leaf berries are harvested when they are fully ripe and when they will be developed, they are mainly used for obtaining medicinal oil.
Freshly collected bay leaves are very strong and powerful antioxidants that improve immunity, keep eyes and skin due to the high percentage of vitamins C and A. Despite vitamins this spice is rich with minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
Here are some diseases against which you can use bay leaves: Improves immunity, increases the appetite, improves digestion, prevents occurrence of gas in the intestines, it’s used to treat chronic bronchitis and colds, reducing and completely remove rheumatic pains, reduce inflammations, reduce severe pains, removes fungal infections, cleanse the lymphatic system, helps in the treatment of varicose veins, have antiviral, antiseptic and analgesic action.