Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Main Constituents: 1.8-Cineole: 48.8%
The laurel tree is a small shrub originating in the eastern Mediterranean countries. Laurel leaf has been known for thousands of years, but the use of its leaves as a household culinary herb is believed to be a comparatively recent one. Laurel leaf essential oil has a sweet, pleasant, spicy somewhat medicinal odor. The notes are much finer than eucalyptus or cajupet, with a clean and faintly fruity aroma.
Laurel leaf oil has been used to:
- reduce dyspepsia and flatulence
- improve appetite
- help fight colds, flu, tonsillitis
- improve circulation
- help reduce cellulite
- reduce stress
- sharpen the senses
- boost confidence
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Laurel Leaf Essential Oil 15 ml
Simply put - we are not doctors, and are therefore not able to make recommendations for treating specific conditions and this includes route of administration of any oil. Essential oils are concentrated distillates of the essence of the plant - like medicine, some are good in small amounts but can be dangerous in large amounts, particularly for small children, pregnant women or the elderly. It is our position that anyone who intends to take essential oils internally should only do so under supervision of their family doctor.