Bay Leaves Features
The laurel tree is an evergreen tree that can measure from 2 to 8 m in height. The leaves are lance-shaped, leathery, shiny by the upper and the lower dull. The flowers are small, white or yellowish color. The fruits are similar to olives produced only by females laurels.
Bay Leaves contains acids
• Contain still camphene, terpinene, limonene and sabinene.
• With respect to a food composition, bay contains carbohydrates, potassium, fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, folic acid and vitamin C, among others. Bay leaves are rich in volatile essential oil, composed of 45% by cineol.
The active ingredient responsible for the medicinal effects of bayberry is your essential oil.
In cases of flu, bronchitis and other diseases of the respiratory system, acts as an expectorant
It favors the elimination of liquid, so it helps the kidneys. Moreover, it is good in slimming diets
It also helps against anxiety and stress, to be a relaxing plant
It stimulates the digestive system, increasing the secretions and help to peristaltic movements, which facilitates digestion. mildly diuretic
Emmenagogue (stimulates menstruation) and regulating the menstrual cycle
Antirheumatic and anti-inflammatory very effective.