Laurus nobilis L.

Laurus nobilis L.

Chamaephyte

  • Nutrient-rich soils
  • ruderal
  • Lauraceae
  • Bay Laurel
  • Laurel
  • Sweet Bay
  • True Laurel
  • עָר אָצִיל
  • ar atzil
  • غار
  • ghar
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Laurus nobilis L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Gastrointestinal Abdominal pain /gas Carminative

Decoct leaves & drink

Decoct leaves & drink

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Gastrointestinal Jaundice, (increases blood flow to the face) Hepatic

Prepare infusion of leaves & drink for 40 days

Prepare infusion of leaves & drink for 40 days

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Kidney & Urinary Tract Kidney stones Anti-lithic

Extract oil from fruit & drink small amounts

Extract oil from fruit & drink small amounts

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Musculoskeletal/ Joints Bone fracture repair Vulnerary

Cook aerial parts + young branches/ leaves of Ceratonia siliqua (kharub)+ branches of Laurus nobilis (el-Jar)+, Olea (Olive) + Pistacia lentiscus (saris) +Salvia fruticosa (maryameyeh); Hold broken limb over steam for few min. After removing. bone can be [re]brokenwith a light tap

Cook aerial parts + young branches/ leaves of Ceratonia siliqua (kharub)+ branches of Laurus nobilis (el-Jar)+, Olea (Olive) + Pistacia lentiscus (saris) +Salvia fruticosa (maryameyeh); Hold broken limb over steam for few min. After removing. bone can be [re]brokenwith a light tap

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Musculoskeletal/ Joints Rheumatism Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Extract oil from fruit & massage back & afflected areas

Extract oil from fruit & massage back & afflected areas

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Other use Condiment, pickle seasoning Nutritive

Use leaves (Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

Use leaves (Preparation/ Admin. not specified)

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Other use Soap manufacture Unspecified

Extract oil from Laurus fruit (in place of olive oil) to make soap

Extract oil from Laurus fruit (in place of olive oil) to make soap

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Womens Health Uterine swelling Unspecified

Decoct leaves & use in sitzbath.

Decoct leaves & use in sitzbath.

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