- Stress, blood pressure and relaxation
- Some recommend rubbing essential oil of bay leaf into sprains, headaches, rheumatic and arthritic pain but there is not much evidence to support this although the actual act of massaging will bring some comfort
- An infusion of Bay leaves promotes sweating which helps with reducing a fever or flu symptoms.
- Bay leaves are used for treatment of digestive disorders
Bay, Bay Laurel or Laurus Nobilis, is indeed a herb with a noble origin. To wear a Laurel wreath in ancient Greece was a symbol of the highest status. Wreaths were given as prizes to Olympians and as gifts to royalty; even the name Poet Laureat comes from the name of the leafy crown and if you deserve to you might ‘rest on your laurels’. However Bay is not just a decorative garment or even a tasty addition to stews and sauces, it also has healing properties.
Latin name: Laurus nobilis
Type: Organic, Dried Leaves
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Add to your bath for a natural relaxant and stress reliever
Make a tea or infusion for digestive disorders Boiling Bay into a cloth and placed on the chest can ease symptoms of coughs, colds, bronchitis and chest infections
- Do not give Bay preparations to very young children
- Avoid external use of Bay if you have sensitive skin
- Do not use while pregnant or nursing