May 2022

9 Health Benefits of Bay Leaves 

By Parul Dube

Let’s dive into the top 9 health benefits of these bay leaves.

Improves Digestion

Bay leaves also facilitate digestion. This gives relief from abdominal pain, gastrointestinal infections, bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea.

Aids Kidney Health

The diuretic properties of bay leaves can improve the health of the kidneys. Furthermore, they are said to stimulate urination, thus reducing your body’s toxicity.

Improves Heart Health

The confounding organic compounds rutin and caffeic present in the bay leaves help to strengthen the capillary walls of the heart.

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 Helps Manage Diabetes 

A research study reported that regular consumption of bay leaves could help control type 2 diabetes. 

Provides Antioxidants

Bay leaves provide the body with a few amazing antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids. 

 Alleviates Respiratory Conditions

Using the bay leaf essential oil extracted is beneficial for the respiratory system and causes the aromatherapy effect.

Has Anticancer Properties

According to a study, the bay leaf extract prevents cancer by facilitating the process of apoptosis. 

Provides Antimicrobial Protection

Antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of bay leaves are effective against many infections from fungi, bacteria, and protozoa. 

Reduces Inflammation

The extracts from the bay leaves help to heal wounds for a long time. The extract is applied around the injury to reduce inflammation.


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