I have previously spoken about the benefits of using natural remedies; in light of this, I will be going into more depth about the advantages of bay leaf tea, and sharing the means of preparing this form of treatment. There are many different types of bay leaves, which many people use to treat conditions such as diabetes, indigestion, colds, infections, and pain (Saba). I think that in a culture where chemical-based medications are prevalent, we should incorporate natural remedies into our treating of minor ailments — especially since these organic options are readily available throughout most parts of the world, and are better for the environment. Alongside the advantages to basic health conditions, bay leaf tea can also be used as in the field of skincare: “[b]eing rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, bay leaf offers various benefits to your skin and has been used in herbal medicine for this purpose” (Saba). As well, “[b]ay leaf helps to de-stress your skin, thus preventing the occurrence of wrinkles and skin outbreaks” (Saba). On various occasions, I have consumed bay leaf tea. As a result, I felt very refreshed, as this product also benefits the immune system. Since this tea is a very easy method of switching to natural products, I think that more people should be made know of this alternative.
Steps to prepare bay leaf tea:
- Fill a pot with 2 cups of water, and place 3-5 bay leaves into the water.
- Bring the water to boiling point for 15 minutes.
- Pour into a mug and consume.