Friday, 13 December 2013

bay leaf: wound healing

Wound Healing

Traditional herbalists knew that a bay leaf poultice or wash could help heal wounds, but modern science has discovered just how well it works. A 2006 study in the "BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine" journal found that rats treated with 200 mg of bay leaf extract per kilogram of body weight experienced accelerated wound closure and healing within 10 days. A 2011 study in the journal "Natural Product Research" discovered why -- bay leaf extract was found to have antimicrobial activity against some of the most common pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans.


Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/480381-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-bay-leaves/#ixzz2nJRyL0KS

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