The laurel is a medicinal plant of the species Laurus Nobilisvery used in cooking to give flavor and aroma to the dishes, but it also has medicinal properties, as it is used in traditional medicine to help in the treatment of digestive problems, infections, stress or anxiety, for example.
On the part that is normally used from laurel in fresh or dehydrated foods, substances such as tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, linalool, eugenol, methylchavicol and anthocyanins are extracted from these substances, with anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antioxidant, digestive and anti-rheumatic medicinal properties.
Laurel’s shops can be bought in practically all markets and stores of natural products and their medicinal use must always be guided by a doctor or another professional with experience in the use of medicinal plants.
Laurel’s days, and consequently, are rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamins B6, B9 and C, and have a diuretic, antifungal, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory, digestive, stimulant, antioxidant and expectorant action, and can be used to help in the treatment of different situations, such as:
- Inflammation in the liver;
- menstrual cramps;
- Skin infections;
- Pain in the joints;
- Excessive gas;
- Rheumatoid arthritis;
- Stress and anxiety.
In addition, laurel’s days are able to regulate blood sugar levels, and can be used to assist in the treatment of diabetes.
The laurel can also be used to treat skin problems, such as dermatitis, being recommended in this case its topical use; however, it is important that its use is recommended by the doctor, as it may trigger allergic reactions.
It is a great alternative to enjoy all the benefits of laurel’s days, being considered a good option for bad digestion, anxiety and stress, for example.
- 1 hoja of dry laurel;
- 1 cup of boiling water.
To prepare it, you must put the laurel cup in the water to soak in and let it rest for 10 minutes, and then immediately drink it. This can even be ingested 3 to 4 times a day.
Laurel’s hojas are considered safe when used in the culinary environment. However, when consumed in larger than recommended places, it can cause drowsiness, as this plant has a calming effect and is capable of slowing down the nervous system, in addition to causing gastrointestinal disorders, such as diarrhea or abdominal cramps, headache , for example.
Due to its ability to control sugar levels, excessive consumption of laurel can also decrease blood sugar levels, causing hypoglycemia. See how to identify the symptoms of hypoglycemia.
For this reason, it is important that the consumption of las hojas de laurel takes place in accordance with the orientation of the nutritionist, doctor or phytotherapist, so that the ideal quantity is indicated that does not generate secondary effects as a result.
The consumption of las hojas de laurel is not recommended for children, women who are lactating or during pregnancy, as it can cause abortion. In addition, consumption of laurel’s days should be taken with precaution in people with diabetes, as it can reduce blood sugar levels.
In addition, you should not ingest lahoja de laurel, as it is not digested by the digestive system, remaining intact, being able to remain in the throat or perforate the intestine.
Because it slows down the nervous system, it is advisable to interrupt the use of laurel 2 weeks before any surgery.
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