TRIBUNBATAM.id – In addition to the delicious smell, bay leaf long ago believed to have nutritious ingredients for health human body.
However, it turns out that you should be careful about its use, because several studies mention various side effects bay leaf if consumed by a person with the condition health certain.
1. Lowers blood sugar and cholesterol
The bay leaf contains polyphenols that act as powerful antioxidants.
Based on one study, one supplement capsule contains 1-3 grams bay leaf consumed every day can help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels in diabetics.
2. Treating kidney stones
Bay leaves are believed to reduce the amount of urease in the body.
Urease is an enzyme which if the amount is not balanced can cause various disorders health, such as the formation of kidney stones and stomach disorders.
To prevent kidney stones, bay leaf recommended to be used together with some other traditional plants.
Even so, further research is still needed to prove ability bay leaf in preventing and treating kidney stones.