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Bay Laurel Lore

Parts used: Leaf (dried) Latin name: Laurus Nobilis Element: Fire Season: Summer (Late Summer) Significance: Apollo, Artemis, Dolphins, Delphi and Laurel. Medicinal uses: Rheumatism, bile flow, releasing toxins, lung health A crown of bay good fortune brings to poets, cooks, scholars, kings. –Carolyn Dille & Susan Belsinger I am currently in the process of growing culinary herbs and cultivating plants for my witch’s garden. I am hoping to start making tea blends to sell on my online apothecary (but more on that later). My research in plant medicine, teas, and tonics lead me deeper and deeper into into plant lore. Today, I would like to share the myth, lore, and legend that surround one of the most revered herbs that is likely sitting in a dusty jar in the back of your cabinet yearning to regaled again…soon. Myth If you have not yet guessed, I’m speaking of the Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis). In Greece, Bay is called Daphne after the beautiful nymph, Daphne. As the Myth goes, Daphne was transformed into a bay tree to …