Laurus Nobilis is an archaic plant species that flourished on the ancient super continent of Gondwana. It predates the dinosaurs and all mammalian life on Earth. Laurel is one of a very few species of plant to have survived from from a long forgotten geological age to be there waiting for humankind, and the dawn of civilization.
Laurus Nobilis or Bay Laurel or True Laurel, as it is often referred to, was so revered by ancient civilizations for it’s mystical and medical properties that the wearing of a crown of it’s leaves was reserved for the noblest of the noble.
Today, a reverential renaissance is sweeping through modern laboratories as scientists rediscover the medicinal properties of this most noble of plants.
Modern medical researchers in study after study are proving the medicinal efficacy of Bay Laurel, and verifying the ancient wisdom of Natural Healthcare Practitioners in the process.
Traditionally used to treat the symptoms of:
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Tinea (fungal) infections
Researchers have verified the efficacy of Laurus Nobilis as an anti fungal, antibacterial and antiviral agent, and as an effective treatment for many/most of the aforementioned maladies.
Moreover, recent studies into the medicinal benefits of compounds derived from laurel berries, laurel leaves and laurel bark are pointing the way to potential cures for for some of the deadliest forms of infectious diseases like SARS and MRSA; neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; vision disorders; cardiovascular disease; gastric ulcers; and malignant cancers including Leukemia and Melanoma (skin cancer).
Scientific research on the benefits of Laurus Nobilis is ongoing and new discoveries are being announced just as fast as the papers can be published. But much work still needs to be done as the research is moved forward into arena of clinical trials.
However, you don’t need to wait for the results of the research papers or the clinical trials to benefit from the extracts and compounds of Laurus Nobilis. You can enjoy the many benefits of Laurel by accessing the ancient wisdom of Natural Healthcare Practitioners today.
The preventive and curative benefits of Laurel are available to you today in several forms:
In Your Diet.
Bay leaves have long been used as a spice in a wide variety of dishes commonly found in The Mediterranean Diet. Use it in a food to help control:
And as an Antioxidant
Aroma Therapists have traditionally used Laurel’s Essential Oils derived from the leaves by the steam distillation process to:
Calm and soothe the nervous system
Enhance the wellbeing of body, mind and spirit
Improve mental clarity
Uplift the mood
Ward off depression
In Respiratory Therapy.
Once again it’s Laurel’s Essential Oils derived from the leaves by the steam distillation process are used to:
Alleviate respiratory distress
As an expectorant
Relieve the congestion due to the common cold, flu or bronchitis
In Massage Therapy.
Dilute solutions (dilute with Argan Oil or Olive Oil) of both Laurel Berry Oil (20% solution is recommended) and Laurel Essential Oil (5% solution is recommended) are effective for:
Easing muscle spasms
Relieving muscle fatigue
Promoting wound healing
Treating skin infections
In Hygiene & Skin Care
As a moisturizing and deep cleansing soap to treat a wide variety of skin problems.. Aleppo Soap, the first soap ever made by humankind more than 2,500 years ago is famous for the inclusion of Laurel Berry Oil in it’s formulation. Sometimes referred to as Laurel Soap, Aleppo Soap is commonly prescribed by European, Middle Eastern and Asian Dermatologists, Naturopaths and Natural Healthcare practitioners to treat:
Dry and damaged skin
Tinea (fungal) infections
Ringworm (a red skin rash)
Scalp ringworm (itchy, red patches on the head. It can leave bald spots. And usually affects children.
Tinea versicolor, also more accurately called Pityriasis versicolor, a common yeast infection on the trunk
Utilizing the many medicinal benefits of Laurus Nobilis is not only good for humankind, it’s kind to the planet too. The Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species has officially listed Laurus Nobilis as one of the Earth’s very, very few Underutilized Species
And as a Wildcrafted (harvested by hand from wild plants, in their natural environment) forest product, it is environmentally sustainable, preserves biodiversity, is pure as nature intended, and is naturally free from chemicals or genetic modifications of any kind.
Laurus Nobilis: an ancient plant species truly worthy of it’s long standing Noble status.