Bay leaf is a standard ingredient in many savory soups and stews. But did you know that this seasoning is also good for your health?

This plant, Laurus nobilis, comes from the laurel family, a family of evergreen trees and shrubs most commonly found in parts of Asia and America. It’s different from other laurels because it originates near the Mediterranean.

Bay leaves have been used many different ways throughout history, including as a diuretic or even as a diaphoretic, a substance that promotes sweating. But how do these uses measure up against scientific study, and are there other uses for bay leaves? Read on to find it.

Known to have following health benefits:

Keeps cancer at bay

Solution for diabetes

Can treat wounds

Possibily treat kidney stones


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