Health Benefits of Bay Leaves

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Reduces Dandruff

The essential oils from bay leaves can be applied directly to the scalp to help tackle dandruff and reduce itchiness. The oils from bay leaves are commonly used for hair health, particularly in herbal medicine.

Because of their abundant nutrients and antioxidants, bay leaves may help reduce the oiliness of the scalp. An oily scalp is one of the many causes of dandruff. Provided there is no underlying health condition, a concoction of ground bay leaf mixed with other natural oils could help reduce dandruff.

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