The smell at a new age book shop or a yoga studio seems to be similar. And why is so? There is a particular reason behind this peculiar fragrance at these places.
These locations practice the process of smudging. It is a tradition of Native American which use smoke of some herbs to purify a room. It includes the act of burning incense.
The practice of smudging is actually associated with sage. But with the health benefits you can get through this room purification there is no doubt that you should use this process in this modern era.
Why Burn Bay Leaves?
The ancient cultures like Greek, Roman, Caribbean and Indian has a steady presence of bay leaves in some of the rituals. The benefit of bay leaves is time tested and the miracles of uses of bay leaves are not just another fairy tales anymore.
The leaves of the bay are widely used as a fragrance ingredient in lotions, creams, perfumes, soaps, and detergents.
The bay leaves consist of many medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is also used as an analgesic, sedative and anticonvulsant. It lowers the heart rate and blood pressure. It is very helpful in the treatment of chronic stress, insomnia, and frequent mood swings.
How To Use Bay Leaves?
Obviously, there’s nothing preventing you from cooking with this herb to get these advantages, simply ensure you uproot the leaves before serving, as they can be a choking danger.
In any case, you are in a bad mood or struggling with high stress then follow the below process to get a soothing experience
- Take a 2-3 leaf of the bay in an aluminum preparing plate in your room or office.
- Burn the leaves and leave for ten minutes.
- Ensure you close the windows (a breeze could thump it over).
- Keep the plate far from anything combustible (like paper, wood, or materials) and ensure you’re not blazing it under a smoke finder.
When you return inside, the smoke of the herb will make your brain and muscles feel more casual and you’ll see it less demanding to concentrate on your current workload. When you’re set, discard the slag outside.
So, now it is time to use this old ritual to ensure your well-being. This will help you to remain clam and stress free all the time.