Bay leaves have been used for holistic wellness treatments and rituals since before biblical times. Traditionally bay leaves have been used in Ayurveda and Eastern herbal medicines to treat against diseases such as diabetes, indigestion, migraines, and sprains. The leaves are symbolically known in greek culture as a sign of achievement and glory.
The benefits we are most interested in for aromatherapy happen when the leaves are burned. Bay leaves release a chemical called linalool. The non- toxic natural essential oil is known to have calming anesthetic-like effects. When the leaves have burned the smoke that rises when inhaled; calms the body and mind. For centuries civilizations have used smoke healing rituals to help the healing process.
Top Reason #1 Relieves anxiety and tension, this healing smoke may also boost the immune system because the body can relax and rejuvenate.
Bay Leaves also emit chemical eugenol which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Perfect for enhancing self-care healing rituals
Reason #2 Reduction of inflammation
Reason #3 Reduction of fatigue
If you practice meditation and find it hard to concentrate try burning some bay leaves…