Many spiritual healing rooms of yoga gyms have a particular smell to themselves. Believe it or not, this is the smell of the smoke from burned bay leaves.
Bay leaves have been a part of the world’s history, from Greek and Roman folklore to Indian and Caribbean culture and cuisine, the herb has proven itself to be able to withstand the test of time.
But they aren’t just used for food and smell, they are widely used to prepare various lotions, soaps, perfumes and detergents. Some of the benefits of these incredible leaves is that they are a natural sedative, analgesic and an anti-inflammatory ingredient with potent anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It can efficiently prevent kidney stones and help regulate glucose and cholesterol levels in the body, while preventing and slowing down the growth and spread of leukemia and tumor cells.
Properly Using Bay Leaves
While you can still cook it and consume it in order to reap its benefits, make sure you remove the leaves out of the dish before serving, as they can be a choking hazard.
However, if you’re feeling sad, stressed or angry, simply burn a leaf or two in aluminum foil in your room or office for However, if you’re feeling stressed or you’re a bad mood, simply burn a leaf for a minutes. In a few minutes, your room will be filled with a relaxing smell that is sure to blow some steam off your mind and muscles and help you focus.