Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)

Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)

Bay Laurel Leaf Plant in Home Garden
Quick Facts
Note: Also called Sweet Bay
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow
Viscosity: Medium-Thin
Method of Extraction:
Plant parts: Leaves
Countries: India, Mediterranean
Scent: Fresh, camphoraceous, spicy, sweet, fruity, herbal
Odor Intensity: Strong
Blending Note: Top
Fragrance family:
Blends well with: Pine, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Citrus, Spice, Cedarwood, Coriander, Ginger, Ylang ylang
Chemical Notes: Cineole

Summary of Benefits and Cautions

Physical uses and benefits
Properties: antiseptic, analgesic, anti-neuralgic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, emmengagogue, febrifuge, insecticide, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic
Physical Uses: Pains, arthritis and rheumatism, respiratory system, digestion, stomach pains, flatulence, colds and flu, menstruation (too little), sinus, headaches, high blood pressure
emotional uses and benefits
Emotional Uses:  Warming, confidence, stress
skin and hair
Skin and Hair Care: Hair loss, scalp tonic
safety
Safety: Can cause drowsiness in high doses. Stimulating in low doses. Some may have skin irritation
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