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Bay - Aromatheraphy Essentail Oil
Bay leaf was popularly known as the tamalpattra (dark leaf in Sanskrit). It is often known as tejpatta in contemporary Hindi language. It is https:d as a spicy and aromatic addition in meals of every hohttps:hold of India. It is https:d in food, lotion, massage oil, compress etc. Bay oil was very popular with the Romans, who thought that the herb was symbolic of wisdom, peace and protection. The Latin `Laudis` means `to praise", which is why the victors at the Olympic games were presented with a laurel (bay) wreath. In the past, bay leaves were distilled with rum and the "bay-rum" so obtained was a famous hair tonic and body rub for colds and muscle pains .
Origins Of Bay
Bay grows wild in the West Indies and Venezuela Under myrtle family. It is grown in Europe under laurel family.
Properties of Bay Oil
It is stimulant, expectorant, antiseptic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, astringent, Emmenagogue, febrifuge, insecticide, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic analgesic, carminative, and anti neuralgic with fresh, spicy and sweet aroma.
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Mixes well with: lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, rosemary, petitgrain, geranium, citronella, cinnamon and ylang ylang.
Warning: in excess, can cahttps: cramping.