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Nine benefits of consuming bay leaf stew for health

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Have you ever heard about the benefits of bay leaves? Apart from being a kitchen spice, it turns out that bay leaves are also beneficial for health, you know.

You can get the benefits of bay leaves by consuming bay leaf boiled water. This is because bay leaves are high in vitamins C and A, and folic acid.

In addition, bay leaves also contain various minerals such as copper, selenium, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Then how do you make bay leaf water stew?

You simply boil 3 cups of water and add 10 bay leaves to it. Boil until the water evaporates and leaving only a glass of bay leaf water.

If you consume it regularly, you can get these nine benefits. Anything?

Treat kidney stones

This is one of the great benefits of drinking bay leaf boiled water.

If you suffer from kidney stones, then try drinking bay leaf stew. However, beforehand, consult your doctor first before trying it.

Treat gout

Drinking bay leaf decoction twice a day can reduce uric acid levels and problems related to gout.

Treat high blood pressure

Bay leaf cooking water can reduce blood pressure and improve circulation. In fact, bad cholesterol levels in the body will also decrease.

Good for diabetics

Bay leaf cooking water can control blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

The antioxidants in it can also help the body produce insulin.

Improve heart performance

Bay leaf cooking water can prevent stroke and also improve heart performance.

This is because bay leaves contain phytonutrients, caffeic acid, and salicyclate.

Reduce pain

Pain from sprains, strains or arthritis can go away if you massage the sore area with an oil extracted from bay leaf.

This oil contains anti-inflammatory agents. In order to recover quickly, you also have to keep drinking bay leaf boiled water.

Treat coughs

Drinking bay leaf boiled water and inhaling the steam can help cure coughs and respiratory problems. Can also cure colds and even flu.

Overcoming constipation

The boiled bay leaves water can also calm the digestive system and relieve you from constipation.

Get rid of body fat

The combination of cinnamon and bay leaves is a fast weight loss drink.

Cinnamon contains essential oils, antioxidants, and nutrients that speed up the body’s metabolism thereby increasing energy expenditure and promoting weight loss.

Meanwhile, bay leaves contain diuretic substances that stimulate the release of fluids stored in body tissues, which is associated with weight loss difficulties.

In addition, the active compounds in bay leaf can shrink the stomach, fight gas buildup and reduce recurrence of indigestion.

To make it easy, you only need to prepare 1 liter of water, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 6 bay leaves, and 1 tablespoon of honey (optional).

First, boil one liter of water and add a teaspoon of cinnamon and bay leaves. Reduce the heat and let the ingredients dissolve for 5 minutes.

After that, strain it and you can drink it every morning when the stomach is still empty and the rest can be drunk at noon or at night.

This article has been published on Tribunnews.com with the title Routinely Drinking Salam Leaves Stew, This is the Impact on the Body,