Extracted by steam distillation of the dried leaves and branches, Laurel has a powerful, spicy-medicinal odour. Laurel could help maintain healthy digestion.
Sweet Bay, Laurel, Grecian Laurel, True bay, Mediteranian bay, Roman Laurel, Noble laurel leaf
Steam distillation of the dried leaves and branches
Native to the Mediterranean.
An evergreen tree up to 20cms high with dark evergreen, glossy leaves and black berries; often cultivated as an ornamental shrub.
Greenish-yellow liquid with a powerful, spicy-medicinal odour.
The leaves were used by ancient Greeks and Romans to crown their victors. Both leaf and berry were formely used for a variety of afflictions including hysteria, colic, indigestion, loss of appitite, to promote menstruation and for fever.