Bay leaf, also known as tej patta is a commonly used flavored herb in Asian countries. These leaves are always used in the dried form for adding flavors in most of the dishes. But the benefits of bay leaves for hair are priceless as they can be used in the powdered form right from the kitchen. This aromatic leaf is not only beneficial for many health problems but also takes care of our skin and hair. Here are some beauty benefits of bay leaf.
•Cures dandruff and itchy scalp
Take few bay leaves and grind them into powder. Mix the powder with some coconut oil and apply it to the itchy areas of the scalp. This mixture helps to strengthen the hair follicles and also reduce the itchiness over scalp. This herbal paste can also be used over itchy skin too. A rinse with bay leaf water can help to treat dandruff over hair. Bay leaf water acts like a tonic to hair which helps to treat the dandruff and also eradicate the dandruff built over scalp.
•Tones the skin
Bay leaves help in getting soft and clear skin. All you have to do is boil some bay leaves in water, let it cool then strain the leaves and store them in the container. Use this water as a skin-toner and apply it twice a day on your face. It will help to eradicate the skin’s hyper-pigmentation and also evenly tones the skin.
•Natural hair conditioner
Antioxidants present in the bay leaf can help smoothen your hair and also render them smooth and shiny. The steps include boiling bay leaf in a pan full of water for a minimum of 20 minutes. You can turn off the flame once you feel the aroma is released out. This can even be stored in a container and used upon the damp hair every alternate day before applying shampoo.
•Reduces skin Allergy
In the case of skin allergy, use raw bay leaf juice to the affected area. Apply twice a day. You will notice the good outcomes within four to five days. This not only reduces skin allergies but also ward off pimples and acne, giving you a glory and spot free skin.
Like other detox baths, you can also use bay leaves while taking a bath. Bay leaves have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which help to provide relaxation to the body and also soothe the skin. You need to crush some bay leaves and convert it into powder. Use this powder and mix it in the water before going to bath.
Bay leaf benefits and side effects must be kept in mind before incorporating it into the daily routine. It is best to try the herb in a limited quantity to rule out any allergy and then including it for regular consum