Bay oil is extracted from the Laurus Nobilis tree, which belongs to the family Lauraceae and is also known as the sweet bay leaf, laurel tree or Mediterranean bayonet tree. This terrific essential oil is also very often used in aromatherapy as it is a good antiseptic for the respiratory system, improves digestion, removes stomach pains and promotes confidence, courage, and insight.
It is also used in hair loss by strengthening the scalp as a whole.
Bay oil has a sweet, crisp and spicy flavor. It is deep yellow in color and has medium or low viscosity.
Bay leaves are collected from trees that are at least 5 years old and then subjected to steam distillation. Usually the extract obtained is about 0.5% -1.5%.
The bacon oil chemical composition includes a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, lemon, linalool, methyl chavicol, neral, a-terpineol, geranyl acetate, eugenol, and chavicol.
Bay oil contains high levels of eugenol and can irritate the skin and mucous membrane, so use it with caution when applying it to the skin. Pregnant women should avoid using bay oil.
The therapeutic properties of bay oil are antiseptic, antibiotic, painkiller, anti-neuralgic, spasmolytic, astringent, emmenagogue, antipyretic, insecticide, bile, sedative, sweating and toning.
Bay oil is used in the treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia, muscle aches, colds, flu, diarrhea, skin infections and to improve the general health of the body. Bay oil acts soothing and helps relieve the negative emotions. It helps in pains caused by rheumatism, improves the digestive system and releases excess gas. It acts positively on the liver and kidneys. Applied in small quantities has a positive effect, whereas in large doses there is a sedative effect. It has good application in hair loss and acts positively in the treatment of sprains and bruises.