Bay laurel

CODE: 233

CHF 15.20

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Latin name: Laurus nobilis
French names: Laurier noble, Laurier d'Apollon, Laurier de Daphnée, Laurier des poètes, Laurier sauce
Extracted from: leaves
  • Forgotten what victory means? 2-3 drops of Laurel on your hair and Caesar's triumph will be all yours thanks to this laurel wreath around your head.
  • Rabbit in the oven? Coat it with 2-3 drops of laurel oil diluted in olive oil. 
  • For a barbecue, you can also have fun: 2 drops of laurel oil, 3 drops of nutmeg oil, 3 drops of green pepper oil, 1 drop of ginger oil and a bit of chilli in olive oil with salt, and oil your meat up before grilling! 
Apollo, the Greek god of poetry, prophecy and the light was ... handsome as a god.
This did not prevent Daphne, a beautiful wild nymph, to ignite with mutual feelings when he fell in love with her. She fled madly and tried her best to reject him. She finally asked her father for help, the God of rivers. He came to rescue her and turned her into laurel making her grow branches and leaves.
This, however, did not extinguish Apollo's flamboyant feelings, though she "won" in that he stopped courting her.
But ... what did she really win? Without asking her permission, Apollo took leaves and twigs off her to decorate his hair, quiver and lyre. And after this wild harvest, he went away to court other nymphs, all decorated by Daphne (against her wishes). Daphne's leaves embellished him while he was strutting. 
Laurel has a somewhat more complex symbolic than we like to think, concerning its victorious attributes.
Certainly, it adorned conquerors' foreheads, returning from the war. But it was also used to reassure the enemy, brandishing it as a sign of truce from both sides.
Not only did it adorn triumphant warriors' foreheads, but also poets' and graduates' (called "bacca laurea") ones. They had not won anything yet, but their ambition was interesting to do the job best.
It has always been linked to prophecies as well. Already with Apollo. But also with the oracle in Delphi who was sleeping on a bed made of bay leaves. The Pythia of Delphi also used to chew the leaves of this tree before falling into prophetic trances.
In the family of Lauraceae, this beautiful tree of small size, can proudly reach fifteen meters high. Its foliage is its most characteristic feature. Its bright green colour in the sun, and special taste has earned it an unquestionable culinary usefulness.
Its dioecious behaviour is nice: it carries its male and female parts separately (on separate trees), but one can sometimes see hermaphrodite flowers. The flowers (also aromatic) are white-yellow and grow in the axils of leaves by two or four, in April-May.
Towards autumn, fruits turn black. They can be used grated in cooking (although mild dosage is recommended: alkaloids and lactones).
Its roots and wood do not rot but are little used.
Allows you to feel victorious.
Helps to start like a winner.
Supports feelings of self-pride.
Stimulates ambition.
Stimulates the urge to go beyond your limits.
Improves the tendency to have prophetic dreams.
Stimule la concentration, Améliore les facultés mentales
Tonifiant, Tonique, Stimulant
Antifongique, Antimycosique
Digestif, Apéritif
Antitumoral, Anticancéreux (Adjuvant)
Artériotonique, Tonique artériel, Tonique de la micro-circulation artérielle
Anti-céphalée, Antalgique anti-maux de tête
Antihalitosique, Combat la mauvaise haleine
Rééquilibrant de la flore intestinale
Rubéfiant, Augmente l’afflux sanguin localement, Préventif d’engelures
Régénérant gingival
Anti-odontalgique, Antalgique dentaire, Diminue les douleurs dentaires
Antiprurique, Antiprurigineux, Combat les démangeaisons
Anticatarrhal, Mucolytique, Expectorant
Carminatif, Facilite l’expulsion de gaz intestinaux
Spasmolytique, Antispasmodique
Manque de concentration, Inattention
Fatigue générale, Coup de pompe, Surmenage
Digestion lourde, Indigestion, Repas copieux, Manque d’appétit
Infections digestives, Grippe intestinale, Gastro-entérite, Turista, Choléra
Mycose unguéale, Mycose cutanée
Cancer, Métastases, Affections précancéreuses, En soutien au traitement antitumoral
Inflammations, Tendinite, Ligamentite, Arthrite
Dysbiose intestinale, Déséquilibre de la flore intestinale
Fatigue sexuelle, Désintérêt sexuel
Maux de crâne, Maux de tête, Céphalées, Migraines simples
Mauvaise haleine, Halitose
Rhumatismes, Arthrite, Arthrose
Courbatures, Douleurs musculaires
Névralgie, Douleurs neurologiques
Douleurs dentaires
Dépression, Déprime, Coup de blues
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Démangeaisons, Prurit, Piqûres d’insectes
Catarrhe, Mucus

Heats up and diminishes Vata.
Reinforces winning Pitta's competitivity.
Calms Kapha down though it stimulates its attention to details.

Oxides (25-40% 1,8-cineole, dehydro-1 ,8-cineole, caryophyllene oxide)
Monoterpene alcohols (linalool traces to 20%)
Esters (ethyl-alpha terpinyl traces to 15%)
Double phenol-methyl ethers (eugenol methyl ether 2-8%)
Monoterpenes (3-35% beta-pinene, alpha-pinene 4-7%, 5-9% sabinene, paracymene 1-3%)
Phenols (eugenol from 0.3 to 3%)
Sesquiterpene lactones (1-2% costunolides, artémorine tr-0, 5%)
Ketone: None
Furanocoumarins: None

        Batch LAN401J102578  (PDF, 306 Ko, French)

May prove slightly allergenic on sensitive people.
Keep out of reach of children.
Children, pregnant women : no other contraindication within physiological dosage.

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