Try burning a bay leaf in your home. Once you see how incredible this hack is, you will want to do it all the time.
Have you heard about the powerful effect some aromas have on our body? Well, one of these aromas is the unusual smell of bay laurel which has an incredibly soothing effect on everyone. Even though this plant is being used in the kitchen as a spice in the preparation of numerous dishes, it also has numerous other beneficial purposes.
- A long time ago, the ancient Greeks knew how beneficial and healing bay leaves are so they used them as a medicine. The leaves of this plant have powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing properties and are of great help in the fight against epilepsy.
- They are also beneficial when it comes to releasing the airways. Bay leaves are also very useful for treating conditions like high blood pressure, insomnia, and for relieving stress. People who need to regulate their cholesterol levels can also benefit a lot from bay leaves.
If you want to utilize the beneficial effects of bay leaves, add them to the meals you cook, boiled in hot water, or you can also light them in a bowl and let the aroma slowly spread around the entire room. Once the aroma is spread, you will see how relaxed and happy you will become. You just need to be careful and put the fire out. Bay leaves can also be used as cockroach repellant.
Bay leaves are ideal for getting rid of cockroaches. What’s best about them is that they are totally safe, especially if you have small kids or pets. They have a pretty potent smell which is able to thrust the cockroaches out and even kill them.
All you have to do is to put some bay leaves in every corner of your house. You can even put them in the garden, as well as in the kitchen or any other place you store food in, because they are non-toxic, natural and perfect for such areas. Bay leaves can be used either fresh or dry.
Still, we recommend that you use the dry ones, as they are much more efficient due to the fact that they emit a stronger smell compared to the fresh bay leaves.