I often buy bay leaves for Italian recipes that give that unique flavor to the dishes. But did you know of many wonderful health benefits that can be gained from using bay leaves? In fact, bay leaves are great for anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
Bay leaves are very good at calming and relaxing you when are anxious and stressed out. Bay leaves are very soothing; they contain linalool, which is found to lower the stress hormone.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists found linalool to effectively reduce anxiety and help with social interactions between those under the influence of it.
Bay Leaves to Support Your Immune System
Eugenol also has anti-oxidant properties and bay leaves themselves are packed full of other vitamins and minerals necessary for a high-functioning body. The bay leaf contains a number of essential nutrients, plant compounds, vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A and C. The fresh leaves are especially rich in vitamin C, as well as folic acid.
Because of this, burning and ingesting bay leaves has the capacity to boost your immune system.
Bay Leaf Tea for Immunity, Anxiety, Stress and Insomnia
- 5-6 dried bay leaves (find here)
- 1 cinnamon stick (or 1 tsp ground cinnamon)
- Add leaves and cinnamon to the water and simmer for about 20 minutes. Enjoy
SPIRULINA FOR ANXIETY TREATMENT, DEPRESSION AND MUCH MORE
Organic Spirulina can help substitute a lack of B-vitamins in your diet. Spirulina (find the best organic here) contains the full spectrum of B Vitamins and may replace the need for separate B complex supplements. Taking 5 to 10 grams of spirulina per day can help maintain optimum dietary health.