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September 10, 2012 / martinezyoga

Wake Up! Smell the…

Laurel – Laurus nobilis

Aroma – Fresh, strong but sweet, camphoraceous, spicy

Parts Used – Leaves and branchlets

Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Therapeutic Properties – Antiseptic, expectorant, digestive, tonic

Interesting Facts – A garland of woven laurel leaves was awarded as a symbol of honor or victory in Rome. In the Middle Ages, distinguished men were crowned with a wreath of berried laurel, hence the the term Poet Laureate.

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