How To Dehydrate Bay Leaves @OmNomAlly While fresh off the tree is best, dehydrating your bay leaves is a great long-term storage idea for the best soups, stocks and stews of your life! Know someone with a bay tree? Beg them for some of the fresh stuff - it's phenomenal! Have a tree and know some foodie friends? Dehydrating them some leaves is a fantastic present that every home cook will adore you for ;)
Fresh Bay Leaves contain a lot of Vitamin C & have immunity building, wound healing & body resistant properties. Bay Leaves are also rich in Vitamain A & B, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, etc. They can reduce the effects of stomach ulcers & has also been used to treat rheumatism, amenorrhea, & colic. The leaves are very effective in treating diabetes. The powdered leaves consumed for 30 days has shown a great drop in blood glucose, cholesterol & triglycerides. #dherbs #healthtips
Bay Leaf can be used to increase psychic awareness. Sleeping w/ Bay Leaves under your pillow can cause prophetic dreams. Burning it as incense can promote visions. Write a wish/question on your bay leaf & then burn it, conveying it to the spirit realm. If the leaf crackles & burns brightly then the outcome will be positive. If leaf refuses to burn or smokes, then the outcome is negative. Carry bay leaves to ward off evil.
Insect Repellent: Bay leaves are a great insect repellent as they contain lauric acid. A dish of bay leaves will ward off insects. A paste made from crushed leaves and little oil relieves stings and bites when applied topically.