Can You Eat Bay Leaves?
The question “can you eat bay leaves?”
is not new. There are many theories about it. Some say they contain toxic substances or poisonous plants. Others believe that they have medicinal properties. Still others think that it contains various other ingredients like vitamins, minerals, and essential oils. All these things may be true but what’s most interesting is the fact that there are some people who claim that they can’t eat them at all!
What does this mean exactly? Is it possible that they’re just crazy or delusional? Or maybe there really is something wrong with eating bay leaves?
There are several reasons why someone might refuse to eat bay leaves. One reason could be because they don’t want to get sick from ingesting certain chemicals found in them. Another reason could be due to their belief that they’re poisonous. Other reasons include the fact that they’re too weak to eat them or simply dislike the taste.
So how do you tell if someone doesn’t want to eat bay leaves?
Well, it depends on your own personal opinion of whether or not they should eat them. However, there are some ways you can determine if someone wants to try them out:
If they don’t seem interested in trying them out then chances are that they probably shouldn’t either.
If they don’t believe you when you tell them that there are no known cases of bay leaves causing sickness or death then they probably should avoid eating them.
If they can’t take the thought of putting something up their butts then they should definitely not eat them.
If they think that the taste is bad or that it won’t be pleasurable then they shouldn’t consume it.
The thing is, there are hundreds of other ingredients that you can use if you’re looking to make your own personal lube. And while you may think that bay leaves are perfectly safe, there’s no shortage of people who disagree with you on that matter. So if someone asks if they should eat them then it’s probably best just to say no.
If they push the issue then maybe ask them if they want to try something else instead.
Can You Grind Bay Leaves?
One common question that people have is whether or not it’s possible to grind up bay leaves in order to make a paste or liquid. The answer is yes, you can. There are two main ways to go about doing this. The first way is to grind up some bay leaves and then soak them in alcohol for several days. You can also boil the water out of them so that it’s just the ground up plant matter left over. Either way, you can then use the rest of these ingredients to make a tincture that you can then apply to your body or add to your food and drink.
The other common way is to dry out the leaves and grind them up into a powder. You can then either use this powder as is or mix it with some water or another liquid in order to make a paste, liquid, or even solid (if you add enough liquid to it).
We will go into more detail on how to make these at a later time but for now you have the basics.
Bay Leaf Tea
While it’s possible to make a tea out of bay leaves, this is not something that is going to work very well as a sexual lubricant due to the fact that it takes too long to make and the effects that it has on the body are rather slow and mild at best.
This process can be shortened by using hot water and a large amount of bay leaves but it’s still going to take several hours for the tea to be ready for use. The taste of the tea will also often be bitter and cause a sore throat if enough water isn’t used. These two factors make this a rather undesirable way to go about creating your own brand of sexual lube.
While it’s possible that drinking this on a regular basis could give you faster results than someone who doesn’t, chances are you’d need to drink several cups before you noticed any real effects. And by that time, you might as well have been eating the bay leaves directly for all the good that this is going to do for your body and health in general.
Sources & references used in this article:
Effect of Incorporating Bay Leaves in Cookies on Postprandial Glycemia, Appetite, Palatability, and Gastrointestinal Well-Being by I Khan, S Shah, J Ahmad, A Abdullah… – Journal of the …, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
Determination of the utility of ultraviolet-C irradiation for dried bay leaves microbial decontamination through safety and quality evaluations by AA Gabriel, KMD Melo, JCD Michelena – LWT, 2020 – Elsevier
BAY LEAVES AND FRIED SALT. by A Navarra – New York Folklore, 1958 – search.proquest.com