Bayleaf is something that you either love the flavor or you don’t. It’s used in a lot of dishes adding a leaf or two here and there to bring out flavor. But did you know that it has great medicinal properties as well?
In the garden, we had a 6 ft bayleaf tree that we didn’t know what to do with. It was shading too many of the plants, so one Sunday we took to it with some sheers and by the time we were done, we had about 15 bags of bayleaves sitting on the counter.
I looked at it and thought to myself “What was I going to do with 15 bags of bayleaves?”
It so happened at the same time I was speaking to my aunt and she told me that I could freeze it for up to 3 – 6 months. So, we gave away 3/4 of the bags, froze the rest and then I decided to do some research on what other uses it had besides cooking. And the list I found was extraordinary. I was shocked about the amount of health benefits it has.
It can be drunk as a tea, used as a compress and more!
Some of the health benefits are:
- It works as Anti-Inflammatory
- It promotes Heart Health by helping to eliminate bad cholesterol
- It helps reduce Anxiety and tree.
- It’s great for Diabetes Management and control
- It’s also great for digestion and respiratory conditions.
But the best part, is that it has great anitfungal properties, which is perfect for fighting off candida!
Now I have new addition to my candid fighting diet. Simply having a cup of bayleaf tea before bed. It’s definitely worth the try!
Here’s the recipe:
- 2-3 bayleaves
- 2 cups of bottled water
- Honey or stevia to sweeten.
- Bring water to a boil. Add the leaves let them boil for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and let steep for another two.
- Sweeten to taste with honey or stevia. But I usually drink it as is.
What I listed is just a synopsis of the benefits of bayleaf tea. I you want to know more, check out these sites: