Do you suffer from varicose veins and joint pain? This natural bay leaf oil will help you!

Bay leaf or bay leaf is one of those spices that can be found in almost every household.

In addition to being a great flavoring for soups, sauces, or sauerkraut, bay leaf oil helps in the treatment of various health problems.

It is especially beneficial for people who suffer from joint pain, headaches and for women with varicose veins.

Thanks to this youtube video , you will learn how to make medicinal bay leaf oil and what you can use it for.

Medicinal effects of bay leaf oil:

  • skin infections
  • arthritis and rheumatism
  • convulsions
  • cystitis
  • high blood pressure
  • migraines and headaches
  • sciatic nerve problems
  • swelling and accumulation of fluid in the limbs
  • muscular and mental exhaustion
  • lack of energy and fatigue
  • otitis (ear infections) and urethritis (urethritis)
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • insomnia, snoring
  • bloating, digestive problems and abdominal pain
  • depression
  • nerve and muscle contractions
  • it is also effective in reducing body temperature

Bay leaf oil recipe

We need:

  • 250 ml of olive oil
  • 30 g bay leaves


  1. Chop the leaves into small pieces and cover with olive oil.
  2. Pour the mixture into a clean glass container, preferably a bottle or mason jar with a lid, and close it tightly.
  3. Store the oil prepared in this way for two weeks in a cool, dark place and do not forget to shake it from time to time.
  4. After 14 days, strain the oil and pour it into a clean bottle.
  5. Use it as needed , for example, to rub sore joints and varicose veins.
  6. Simply massage it into the skin on the affected area.
  7. For headaches, you can gently massage the temples with oil. 

Bay leaf tea recipe

We need:

  • 15 bay leaves
  1. When the water starts to boil, let them boil for 12 minutes.
  2. Then turn off the tea and let it brew with the bay leaves for another three hours.
  3. After three hours, strain the tea and remove the bay leaves.
  4. Drink this infused tea slowly and gradually throughout the day.
  5. It is best to start this treatment from 7-8 in the morning and by 7-8pm in the evening you will have gradually drunk all the tea.
  6. You must not drink this tea all at once! 1 small sip in 1 hour, no more, binge drinking will thin your blood, which can be very dangerous.
  7. Repeat this treatment in three days, then only once in another week and then in two months.
  8. Drink this tea during: loss of appetite, joint pain or if you want to detoxify yourself.

What else does bay leaf tea offer?

In addition to the already mentioned health benefits, bay leaf tea also supplies you with vitamin A and the minerals magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron.

To relieve rheumatic pains, in addition to drinking tea, massage the affected joints with olive oil, in which crushed bay leaves are infused for a week.

To get rid of dandruff, wash your head with a bay leaf decoction.

If you suffer from diabetes, drinking tea will help regulate your blood sugar levels.

In summer, a bay leaf spread around the house will make it easier for you to keep mosquitoes at bay.

You can also use it to alleviate the symptoms and speed up the treatment of flu, colds, colds and other problems with the respiratory tract.

For this purpose, decoction packs are used to be applied directly to the chest with success.

You can also use wraps in the treatment of skin infections, acne, rashes and eczema, because the bay leaf has relatively strong antibacterial effects .

Contraindications and a warning at the end

Bay leaf (and especially its decoctions and teas) must be completely avoided by pregnant women.

Detox decoction can cause serious health problems in case of overdose, even  life-threatening bleeding .