Bay Leaf

Botanical Name: Pimenta racemosa
Family: Myrtaceae
Country: USA
Parts Used: Leaves/Steam distillation
Biochemical Class: Phenol ethers (eugenol up to 56%)
Fragrance: Fresh spicy with sweet balsamic undertones
Perfume Note: Medium
Characteristics: Warming, comforting
Properties: Analgesic, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, expectorant, stimulant, tonic (hair)
Cardio-Vascular: Poor circulation
Digestive: Cramps, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, vomiting
Immune: Cold, flu, infectious diseases
Integumentary: Promotes hair growth, good for greasy, dull hair
Muscular-Skeletal: Muscle, arthritic pain, neuralgia, spasms
Nervous: Depression, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, stress
Emotional: Warms the emotions, relaxing
Usage Notes
Method of Use: Inhalation, massage (local use at no more than 2%)
Cautions: Mucus membrane irritant, not to be used with hemophilia, kidney/liver disease, alcoholism, anticoagulants, prostate cancer, acetaminophen use

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