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Cooking Ingredients

Cooking Ingredients

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In the Middle Ages it was believed to induce abortions and to have many magical qualities. It
was once used to keep moths away, owing to the leafs lauric acid content which gives it
insecticidal properties. Bay leaf has many properties which make it useful for treating high
blood sugar, migraine headaches, bacterial and fungal infections, and gastric ulcers. Bay
leaves and berries have been used for their astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive,
diuretic, emetic and stomachic properties. Bay Oil, or Oil of Bays (Oleum Lauri) is used in
liniments for bruising and sprains. Bay leaf has been used as an herbal remedy for headaches.
It contains compounds called parthenolides, which have proven useful in the treatment of
migraines. Bay leaf has also been shown to help the body process insulin more efficiently,
which leads to lower blood sugar levels.It has also been used to reduce the effects of stomach
ulcers. Bay Leaf contains eugenol, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Bay leaf is also an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Bay Leaf has also been used to treat
rheumatism, amenorrhea, and colic.

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