Actions: insulin regulating, antimicrobial
Indications: Besides flavoring food, bay leaf has been found to assist the body in processing insulin at doses as low as 1/2 teaspoon. Therefore, diabetics can easily include bay leaves in their cooking to help them control blood sugar levels.
Preparation and dosage: In cooking, place 2-5 leaves (to taste) in soups or beans and allow to cook 1 hour or more.
Tea: blend 1 teaspoonsful of the crushed leaf into 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Drink 3 x daily before meals.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.