The uses of Bay Leaves include grinding them into a spice to flavor soups and stews, but they are most commonly added in their whole form as a flavoring for dishes and are then removed. Whole leaves are not commonly consumed.
Bay Leaves are also a popular element in aromatherapy and for herbal treatments.
The most impressive health benefits of bay leaves include their anti-cancer properties, ability to detoxify the body and protect it from bacterial infections. They are also said to slow down aging processes, speed wound healing, and helps to manage diabetes. It also said to help improve heart health, reduce inflammation, alleviate respiratory issues, and optimize digestion.