Bay Laurel Essential Oil

Natural Remedy for Bronchitis

Bay Laurel Essential Oil (laurus nobilis) has been used for home remedies for bronchitis, rheumatoid arthritis and colds since Ancient Greece and Rome. The Greek Physician Galen also used it for edema and a liver stimulant in the 165 AD and it became an established home remedy.

The name Lauris came from the latin word meaning "to praise"; and nobilis comes from the latin word meaning "renowned or famous". The Laurel or bay leaf tree were often planted in front of the house for protection, defense against disease and to promote success in the Middle Ages. Symbolically, it represents victory, achievement and protection and the Ancient Greeks and Romans believe that the tree had prophecy and divination powers. The Olympic Athletes and Ancient Romans would wear it as a wreath on the crown of their heads.

It is often combined with Marjoram or Coriander for gas, bloating and slow digestion; or combined with eucalyptus or pine for colds and bronchitis as a natural home remedy.

Bay Laurel essential oil heightens awareness and perception and helps to amplify intuition, clairvoyance and clairaudience as the mind is relaxed. The emotional and mental bodies will also be integrated, which helps to release blockes to embody personal power or fear of personal power. The use of this oil during meditation or work will help to open or enhance the creative side.

Safety Precautions
  • This oils is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. 
  • Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age. 
  • Repeated use may cause contact sensitization. 
  • This oil should be avoided during pregnancy.