Used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years, ancient Greeks and Romans considered Bay leaves sacred. Also known as the winners of the Olympiad put on head a laurel wreath which symbolic meaning was – honor and glory. The qualities attributed to this plant reveal laurel was very important to our ancestors.

We use it mainly as a spice, but healing properties of laurel leaves and berries are known and main active substances are pinene and cineol, also essential oils that act soothing. Its psychoactive effects are described in many myths and legends as of the oracle at Delphi- they chewed bay leaves to see the future.

Laurel essential oils and other active substances have soothing effect. Light a single leaf in an ashtray. Then exit the room and enter after 10 minutes. The room will fragranced and it will act relaxing and soothing to all family members.

Of a medical aspect this herb, bay leaf is antirheumatic, antiseptic, bactericide, diuretic, sedative, antioxidant with  positive effect on mood. The  leaves and berries are also effective in the treatment of hysteria, neurasthenia stomach flu...

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