E-161 - Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
Herbaceous and spicy. Stimulating in small doses, sedative in larger doses.
Historical Folklore Application
Said to lift the spirits, promote confidence, heighten intuition, stimulate creativity. Purported to help reduce swelling and drain the lymph nodes during illness.
Botanical Name:Laurus nobilis
Also Known As:Laurel Leaf, Roman Laurel, Grecian Laurel, True Bay
Plant Part Used:Steam distilled from leaves.
Aroma:Intriguing, Herbal, Warmly Medicinal
Blends With:Cypress, Rosemary, Juniper, Clary Sage, Lavender
How Used:Herbaceous and spicy. Stimulating in small doses, sedative in larger doses.