It is used to manage insomnia, chronic stress, helps low moods. If you are feeling stressed or experiencing a low mood, burn a leaf or two in an aluminium tray for ten minutes. The smoke will relax your muscles and help you focus better.
Bay leaf has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
It lowers blood pressure and the heart rate.
The leaf is used as a sedative, analgesic, anti-convulsant and anti-inflammatory.