Bay Leaf e.o. – 15 ml
The bay leaf e.o. (essential oil) comes from the leaves of the bay tree. The tree is native to the Carribean Islands. The oil is extracted from the leaves through steam distillation. It holds a special place in many cultures. It is included in the medicinal practices of Ancient Rome and Greece.
The bay leaf e.o. has many properties. These include it being:
- an antiseptic.
- an antibiotic.
- an anti-spasmodic.
- an analgesic.
- an apertif.
- an insecticide.
- a sedative.
- a stomachic.
- a tonic.
As an antiseptic, the bay leaf e.o. does a great job of preventing wounds from being septic. This property of the oil prevents wounds from infections. It can stop bacterial growth from wounds.
Aside from bacterial growth, the bay leaf e.o. can also stop microbial and fungal infections. Studies show that using the oil for this purpose show no adverse effects.
The essential oil can also aid in the relief of spasms. As an anti-spasmodic, it can help in the treatment of:
- nervous afflictions.
The oil relieves spasms by relaxing the contractions. This stops the convulsions from getting worse.
The oil is also a great apertif. This means it can effectively stimulate the appetite. Loss of appetite is a common problem for people living in the corporate life. Excessive pressure and stress can lead to forgetting the appetite. The bay leaf e.o. can aid in bringing the appetite back.
The essential oil can also be a sedative. It can provide relief from certain conditions. Some examples include epilepsy, hysteria, anxiety, and stress.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant. Moderately toxic, use in small amounts, can cause skin irritation, can be a mucous membrane irritant.