In today’s world, stress, tension, and Anxiety are simply a part of our lives. Take a moment to relax. You deserve it. It’s incredibly good for you, and it takes less time than you think. There is no need for an expensive spa weekend or a retreat because, as usual, nature has its own way to help. Just burn a bay leaf in your room and see as it helps you relax! Read on.
We must admit, no kitchen is complete without bay leaves. This cheap and common herb, which is native to the Mediterranean, can help you relieve Stress and tension in less than a few minutes. It may sound impossible, but try it out and witness the ‘magic’.
Either fresh or dried, bay leaves are commonly used in cooking for their special flavor and fragrance. However, they are also used in medical treatments, aromatherapy, and herbal treatments for different skin and respiratory problems.
Gennady Malakhov, a famous Russian scientist, was the first to discover the incredible stress-relieving properties of bay leaves. And yet today, unfortunately, their natural soothing quality is still one of the least known benefits.
The reason behind this incredible effect is a compound called linalool, which can also be found in thyme and basil. According to a study by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Linalool decreases anxiety and enhances social interaction.
Linalool starts working in just as little as 10 minutes of smelling a burning bay leaf. Some people have even described the feeling as mildly psychedelic.
So, a bay leaf can help you calm and relax even in your most high-anxiety moments.
This is what you need to do:
Just burn a bay leaf in an ashtray and leave the room for 10-15 minutes. After you come back, you will feel a completely different atmosphere, and you will smell the pleasant, relaxing smoke. Just breathe in deeply and let the smell calm your body and spirit.