Laurel has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Greece. Nowadays it is mainly used for cooking, often ignoring the dozens of benefits it offers to our health. Below  we list 7 benefits of burning a bay leaf at home  .

Relieve anxiety  . Bay leaf contains chemical compounds that, when inhaled as the leaf burns, calm the body and mind. The smoke produced by bay leaves contains chemical compounds such as linalool, which reduce anxiety and stress after 10 minutes.

Relieves inflammation  . The ability to reduce inflammation in the body is undoubtedly one of the most important benefits of bay leaves. This property is due to eugenol, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Strengthens the immune system  . Eugenol also has antioxidant properties and bay leaf contains other nutrients that support the work of the immune system and strengthen the immune system.

Prevents diabetes  . Consuming 1 to 3 grams of bay leaves daily helps regulate blood sugar levels. In addition, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help prevent type 2 diabetes.

More mental sharpness  . Burning bay leaves has a calming effect but at the same time awakens the brain. That’s why it’s an excellent remedy for chronic fatigue thanks to compounds like cineole and elemicin.

Opens the airways  . The scent of bay leaves helps remove mucus and phlegm from the respiratory tract. Instead of burning them, place them in hot water and breathe in their aroma.

Increase mindfulness  . Bay leaves improve our state of calm and mental alertness, which is why burning it helps us achieve a state of meditation and full attention.