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Bay Leaves, 10g
Botanical name: Laurus nobilis
Folk Names: Baie, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Daphne, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Laurier d'Apollon, Laurier Sauce, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Roman Laurel, Sweet Bay.
Deities: Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Faunus, Eros
Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Magickal Uses: The Ancient priestesses of Apollo chewed Bay leaves to induce a prophetic state and also inhaled their fumes. Bay Leaves are used as decoration for Yule.
Bay is most often used in Clairvoyance and wisdom brews, placed under the pillow to induce prophetic dreams and are also burned as incense to induce visions.
Worn as a protection amulet, Bay leaves are excellent for warding off evil and negativity. They can also be placed around the home for this purpose - This is one of a few alternatives we suggest to our clients who are unable to burn white sage or Palo Santo for clearing energies.
Wishes written on a Bay leaf and burned are likely to come true.
Healing Properties: Antioxidant, colds and flu, sinus congestion, astringent, diuretic.
*Our herbs are packaged in little plastic ziplock bags with labels
**Medicinal properties are listed as a guide only, Lylliths' Emporium is not responsible for any misuse of herbs, resins, berries or oils - always seek professional medical advice before using natural therapies.
Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham.
Wikipedia, www.anniesremedy.com, www.herbs2000.com, www.witchipedia.com, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore
Thanks for your bay leaf and advice regarding its use