BAY (LAURUS NOBILIS)
An essential oil derived from the Bay Leaf from Laurus nobilis (an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub native to the Mediterranean region). Aqueous extracts of bay laurel can also be used as astringents and even as a reasonable salve for open wounds.
In massage therapy, the essential oil of bay laurel is reputed to alleviate arthritis and rheumatism, while in aromatherapy, it is used to treat earaches and high blood pressure.*