What Is Laurel Oil?
Laurel oil is extracted from the fruits and leaves of the laurel plant. It is a well-known flavoring agent with innumerable medicinal properties.
The laurel plant belongs to the family called Lauraceae. It is an evergreen tree, which is native to the Mediterranean region. It grows to a height of 3 to 10 meters and bears yellow flowers, giving small, olive-like fruits. The leaves are rich-green and grow 2 – 5 cm wide and 5 – 10 cm long. They don’t shed during winters.
Bay laurel essential oil has been traditionally used to protect and cleanse. This oil has been used since Ancient Greece and Rome.
Scientific Name of Laurel Oil
The botanical name of laurel is Laurus nobilis.
Spiritually, in the middle Ages the laurel or bay leaf tree was often planted in front of a house for protection, and to promote success. It symbolically represents victory and brings back memories of the Olympic Athletes and Ancient Romans who wore it as a wreath on the crown of their head.
Where Did the Name Come From? Lauris comes from the Latin word meaning "to praise"; and Nobili’s comes from the Latin word meaning "renowned or famous".
What is Plant Properties? Supportive of a healthy respiratory system.
What is the Aromatic Effect on the Mind? Its sweet fresh and spicy aroma is relaxing and balancing.
What is Nan's Mental (Mindset), Emotional and Spiritual Interpretation of this Oil?
Bay laurel essential oil heightens awareness and perception. Expect intuitive, clairvoyance and clairaudience skills to be amplified. Because the mind is relaxed, one will be able to receive messages better and have confidence in the process as well.
Laurel oil also integrates the emotional and mental bodies which help to release blocks to embodying personal power or fear of personal power.
Those who would like to open or enhance their creative side will like to use this oil in their work and during meditation. Laurel oil integrates the emotional and mental bodies.
Properties of Laurel Essential Oil
Antioxidant – Inhibits oxidation, prevents early aging signs, and other diseases
Anti-diabetic – Fights against diabetes
Acetylcholine esterase inhibitor – Fights nerve and muscle diseases
Antimicrobial – Fights bacteria
Antitumor – Effective against cancerous cells
Anti-inflammatory – Prevents and treats swelling and redness
Analgesic – Relieves pain
Antifungal – Fights fungi
Sweetener – Adds a unique flavor to foods
Aromatic – Adds a refreshing and relaxing fragrance
Tonic – Heals your body
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