Bay Laurel Essential Oil
Also Known As: Sweet Bay, True Laurel, Grecian Laurel, Laurel Leaf
Species: Laurus nobilis
Part Used: Leaf
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Laurel has it’s place in Greek Mythology. Daphne, a nymph, was transformed into a bay laurel tree to escape Apollo. Today this symbolism remains as a representation of youth and success, and it traditionally displayed in wreaths.
Aroma: Spicy, Penetrating, Earthy, Light Floral
Carminative, expectorant, digestive, diuretic
Colds, Flu, Headache Relief, Congestion, Muscular Aches, Skin Conditions
Commonly Blended With:
Bergamot, frankincense, helichrysum, juniper berry, lavender, orange, patchouli, pine, rosemary, ylang ylang
Aqueous extracts of bay laurel can also be used as astringents and even as a reasonable salve for open wounds.
In massage therapy, the essential oil of bay laurel is reputed to alleviate arthritis and rheumatism, while in aromatherapy, it is used to treat earaches and high blood pressure. A traditional folk remedy for rashes caused by poison ivy, poison oak, and stinging nettle is a poultice soaked in boiled bay leaves.
The chemical compound lauroside B isolated from Laurus nobilis is an inhibitor of human melanoma (skin cancer) cell proliferation at high concentrations in-vitro -Wikipedia
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