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August 17, 2012 / martinezyoga

Wake Up! Smell the…

Bay – Pimenta racemosa

Aroma – Spicy, sweet, fresh, balsamic.

Therapeutic Properties – Antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, anti-infectious, general stimulant.

Interesting Facts – For steam distillation extraction, the leaves are collected from five-year old (minimum) shrubs. The bay tree is used medicinally. In the past, the leaves were distilled with rum, which is the source of bay rum, a famous hair tonic and body rub for colds, muscle pains, etc.

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