The leaves of the laurel, known as Bay Leaves, are used principally to accompany roasted and grilled meat. The delicious liqueur “Laurino” is obtained from the berries.
Infusions of bay leaves help with digestion, especially for those with fermentation problems.
It is also used as a cure for lack of appetite and stomach-aches.
Massages with laurel essential oils are an ideal treatment for rheumatism, pulled muscles and sprains.
The laurel is one of the symbols of immortality and an emblem representing glory, both military and spiritual. In ancient Greek and Latin culture, heroes and wise men were crowned with laurels.