Laurus Nobilis Oil

Laurus Nobilis Tree

What is Laurus Nobilis Oil?

The laurel tree or bay laurel tree has for a long time been linked to the noblest and glamorous of circles; from being under the protection of the mythical Greek Gods of Olympus,  a symbol of military and academic excellence, to being a great culinary ingredient as seasoning and flavour in a oil form - laurus nobilis oil. Originating from the mediterraen, the tree clusters in april, but only the female tree produces the blackish-blue berries that are also exploited for the nobilis oil. The main source of the oil however is by steam distillation of the leaves.

Properties

The non-toxic oil is greenish-yellow in colour and very aromatic with a pleasant scent. It is made up mainly by eucalyptol (50%), and other compounds and alcohols such as terpenes, eugenol, pinenes, geraniol, linalool and lauric acid. The components of the oil have antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-neuralgic, emollient, aperitif, and aromatheurapetic properties, just to name a few. Let's dive in to what benefits this lauded oil holds for our treasured health and wellbeing.

Precaution

High amounts of laurus nobilis oil can cause irritation and so should be kept out of reach of children and should be used moderately.

Benefits

The one stop for everything fresh

Our dental health is one of the most important yet challenging personal hygiene tasks, but that can be made easy with the nobilis oil. Mostly composed of eucalyptol, which is a primary ingredient in all dental care products due to its antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, the nobilis oil is your go-to for everything oral hygiene. The oil can be added to homemade mouthwash solutions for all its benefits and fresh breath.

The cleaner

The antiseptic property of the oil means it can be used as a wound disinfectant, and also for cuts, acne, chickenpox, measles, and ulcers. It is also used to ease respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, cough, flu, sinusitis, asthma, etc. A composite of this oil, Eucalyptol has antibacterial properties that are key in relieving respiration infections and conditions.

Hair doctor

Is your hair breaking? falling off? or your scalp flaking? Laurus nobilis oil has also been found to be great for treatment of your scalp and hair. It prevents hair loss, promotes hair growth. It makes hair shiny & firm, and leaves your scalp healthy with no flakes. It has astringent properties due to the presence of myrcenes, eugenol, and chavicol

Soothe and relief

Laurus nobilis is used widely in aromatherapy, cough syrups, inhalers, as a pain reliever. It is also used to the same effect in neuralgia treatment, and can generally be used as pain relief for our joints and muscles, notably during menstruation. Eugenol has analgesic properties which help in pain relief.

Detox

For your detoxification needs and daily exercise add-on, you should try the laurus nobilis oil. The laurus nobilis oil promotes perspiration which facilitates removal of excess salts, toxins, water and fat from our bodies. It also boosts our immune system and tones our liver, stomach, and intestines, making sure we are always toxin free and operating at optimum levels.

Enjoy your meal

No appetite? In need of some more seasoning or flavor? Laurus nobilis oil has every nutritional and culinary need covered. Laurus nobilis oil is good for food seasoning and flavoring, and the nobilis oil is one of the best. Try it out in your Italian pasta recipes or soups in general. It is also used as an aperitif to boost appetite.

Away with the pests

Tired of all the pesty insects? You've got your natural repellent. Laurus nobilis oil has repellent properties which are lethal to insects. It can be used in vaporized form as an insect repellent.

Side effects

  • The negative effects of the laurus nobilis oil are generally linked to the presence of eugenol in its composition.
  • Eugenol in high amounts is corrosive and can irritate skin and mucous membranes, and so should be used sparingly.
  • Eugenol can disrupt blood clotting, and so the oil should be avoided or taken under medical supervision by people with liver, or kidney diseases, and cancer.
  • Pregnant women are also advised to seek medical advice before use.