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.