Thousands of years in back, bay is used as medcinal herb and the ancient Greeks and Romans considered it as sacred herb. Symbolic significance of this mythical herb is honor and glory and this is why people placed laurel wreath on winner’s heads of the Olymic Games.
Laurel was important for our ancestors and of course there are reasons for it.
We today use it as spice but, we also know about its healing properties and the main active substances are pinene and cineol but also the essential oils which have calming properties.
Because its essential oils and other active substances calm, all you need to do is to light on fire one laurel leaf, leave it in ashtray and return in the room after 10 minutes. The room will be filled with soothing scents that will affect on everyone in the house.
Laurel with its healing properties acts as antiseptic, antireumatic, sedative, diuretic and antioxidant. It acts positively on the mood and also the leaves and its fruit are effective in treatment of hysteria and cold.