Traditionally used to help support headaches, migraines, bacterial and fungal infections, gastric ulcers, high blood sugar and more. *
Bay Leaf is a great bug fighter! "Bay Leaf is an herb that helps reduce Clostridia in the Gastrointestinal system. It is a necessary supplement in our daughter's diet. We are so happy that ZooScape carries it. It is hard to find it in a capsule form." -- Ian (Stay at Home Parent)
Bay leaves are among the most versatile of herbs, and the plants, if regularly clipped, rank among the most decorative of shrubs. The glossy and sweetly scented leaves are indispensable in both French and Mediterranean cooking, traditional ingredient in bouquet garni, and a "must" in marinades, court bouillon, stocks, and relishes.
The bay tree came originally from Asia Minor, and was established around the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. A crown of laurel leaves presented as a symbol of wisdom and victory in ancient Greece and Rome, is the origin of the circlet of leaves worn by victorious motor racing drivers today. The French word baccalaureat, for examinations, and the term "bachelor," for academic degrees, both derive from the Latin for laurel berry, bacca laureus.
Bay leaves are flat, pointed, oval, about 3 inches long, dark green, and glossy. They retain a balsamic scent, and the wood, too, is strongly aromatic. The stems are tough and woody, and have a gray bark. The flowers, which appear in late spring, are small, yellow, and rather insignificant.
Propagation is by heel cuttings, taken in early summer and kept under cover. Young trees are best planted out in spring; they like good, well-drained soil and a sunny, sheltered position. Harsh winters can kill them if they are left too exposed. For this reason, bay is often grown in pots or tubs.
The trees can be clipped into neat topiary shapes, the sphere being the most traditional.
Bay leaves are used in all branches of cooking - in soups, stocks, syrups, sweet and savory sauces, and as a garnish.
Health-wise,the yellow-colored oil is responsible for its therapeutic actions. It has traditionally been used for the support of alopecia along with other problems such as flatulence, indigestion, and joint pain.
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Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily, with meals.
Not recommended if you are pregnant or lactating.
Do not take if you are currently taking prescription medication to treat diabetes.
Bay Leaf is an herb that helps reduce Clostridia in the Gastrointestinal system. It is a necessary supplement in our daughter's diet. We are so happy that ZooScape carries it. It is hard to find it in a capsule form.
(Profession: Stay at Home Parent)
-- March 8, 2008
Also Recommended: Thanks ZooScape! Please continue to make it available as many children with gut problems will benefit!
I like the promise of the "Bay Leaf" tea. However, since I did not experienced any sympoms before using it, and felt no change after drinking, I`ll continue using it for prevention purpose.
(Profession: Tea lover)
-- December 7, 2009
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease. If conditions persist, please seek advice from your medical doctor. Information provided at ZooScape.com relies partly on Traditional Uses. The essence of the current American rule on Traditional Uses is, as stated by FTC, "Claims based on historical or traditional use should be substantiated by confirming scientific evidence, or should be presented in such a way that consumers understand that the sole basis for the claim is a history of use of the product for a particular purpose."