Bay Laurel

Laurus nobilis

Folk names: Bay Leaf, Laurel, Sweet Bay, Laurel of Apollo

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Diaphoretic

  • Emmenagogue

  • Apetite Stimulant

  • Antidepressant

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Gender: Masculine
Divine Associations:

  • Artemis (Olympic Greek) 

  • Diana (Roman/Latin) 

  • Apollo (Olympic Greek)

  • Ceres (Roman)

  • Faunus (Roman)

  • Ra (Egyptian)

  • Aesculapius (Roman)

  • Daphne (Greek)

  • Eros (Roman)

  • Krishna (Hindu)

  • Mars (Roman)

  • Oracle at Delphi (Greek)

Chakra: Third Eye, Solar Plexus

Magical Uses​

  • Banishing

  • Courage

  • Divination

  • Endurance

  • Exorcism

  • Fidelity

  • Strength

  • Personal Power

  • Purification

  • Victory

  • Magic Enghancer

  • Money

  • Confidence

  • Dreams

  • Spiritual Cleansing

  • Fertility

  • Healing

  • Intuition

  • Psychic Abilities

  • Prosperity

  • Protection

  • Warding Evil & Disease

  • Wisdom