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What are the benefits of bay leaf tea? Find out what the experts say

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 2022/11/18 Marcelli F. Chagas, Leticia Soares, Livia Dickson Chen
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Expert opinion from Marcelli F. Chagas

Bachelor in Nutrition · 1 years of experience · Brazil

Bay tea can be a good ally when relaxing. It manages to provide a calming effect without causing drowsiness. Thus, it is perfect for those who are experiencing periods of stress but need concentration to work, study, etc.

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Expert opinion from Leticia Soares

Postgraduate Degree in Public and Family Health/Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics · 5 years of experience · Brazil

Bay leaf is a source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, selenium, and antioxidants. Bay leaf tea has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The tea stimulates the production of digestive enzymes, which are substances that help you digest your food, improving digestion. Bay leaf tea also helps relieve stress and anxiety.

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Expert opinion from Livia Dickson Chen

PhD in Nutrition · 11 years of experience · Brazil

Several health benefits are related to the consumption of bay leaf tea, like healing, antioxidant, antibacterial, immunostimulant, anticholinergic, antifungal, anticonvulsant, antimutagenic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. These benefits are related to the bioactive compounds present in this tea: tannins, flavones, flavonoids, alkaloids, eugenol, linalool, methyl chavicol and anthocyanins.

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