The amazing stress- relieving properties of bay leaves were discovered by a Russian scientist,Gennady Malakhov. Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance, but they are also used in medical treatments, in aromatherapy and herbal treatments for various skin and respiratory conditions.
One of the least commonly known benefits of bay leaves is their naturally soothing quality. Excess stress hormones can be dangerous for long-term health, so bay leaves can help you calm down and remain relaxed even in your most high-anxiety moments.
This is all you need to do:
Burn a dry bay leaf in an ashtray and leave the room for 10 minutes. When you come back, you will notice a completely different atmosphere, and you will smell the pleasant, relaxing smoke.
The flames will release substances, which enhance the atmosphere and create positive energy flow. Breathe in deeply and let the smell calm your body and spirit.