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Aroma: Light, spicy, sweet aroma.
May act as an appetite stimulant and to settle stomach pains. General aches and pains, as well as rheumatic pains may be alleviated.
It was once used to keep moths away, owing to the leafs lauric acid content which gives it insecticidal properties.
Medicinal properties include being an analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, and stimulant.
Bay Leaf has been used commercially for many years in men's soaps, cosmetics, colognes, and hair tonics. It has been known to control dandruff, promote hair growth, treat muscular aches, neuralgia, rheumatism and poor circulation.
Widely used throughout the world, it may be best known in bouquets, as a garnish, or used in soups, sauces, stews, etc. An appropriate seasoning for fish, meat and poultry, and in chili.
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.