Throughout history, the bay
been given religious significance tied to the triumph. Greek mythology as to consecrate Apollo, god of
and medicine. Were crowned with
the Roman emperors and the victors in tournaments and battles. With palms and bouquets of
hailed Jesus Christ in his entry into Jerusalem, and to commemorate this episode the world. Cristiano
instituted on Palm Sunday, when runners are blessed and complacent.
The bay is related to trees as diverse as
(which is extracted from the tree,
USES AND APPLICATIONS:
It may take as
tonic aperitif to stimulate the appetite (before meals) or
cup of infusion made with 2 or 3 dried leaves. However, in all corners of the world exploit the qualities of the bay using it as an
part of meals. It is part of the so - called bouquet garni,
bouquet composed of bay leaves,
, used for the flavored stews. It also breaks the insipidez of
food boiled: fish,
boiled with one or two bay leaves, an
trickle of oil are most desirable male. To provoke
when it is delayed, can be taken three times
day, after meals,
glass of wine and
bay, prepared macerate for nine days 100 grams of fruit
, to equal loaves, in
wine. The bay oil can be extracted by boiling fruit (games) and hot, crushed to extract juice. To leave him at rest, the oil will form
layer on the water: with this fat layer can rub the abdomen to soothe the pain caused by
heavy digestion, rubbing the skin of pets with
leaves were eliminating the parasites, it is recommended as anti - inflammatory in bruises or dislocations. The leaves and
are used throughout the world for its healing properties digestive and culinary.
The leaves, fruits.
oil (1%) cineol, eugenol, lactones Sesquiterpenes, tannins.
oil (2 - 3%) cineol (30 - 50%) pinene (10%) linalol (10%) geraniol, sabineno, limonene, canfeno,
- cymene; Sesquiterpenes lactones (costunólida, laurenobiólida. Lipids (25%) glycerides of lauric acid, oleic, linoleic and palmitic.
oil produces an effect antiseptic, expectorant,
and spasmolytic. The lactones Sesquiterpenes (
principle) also presents
stimulating appetite, digestive and colagoga. The
oils in topical use, and is pediculicides rubefaciente. Also popularly used as emenagogo and Antihaemorrhoidals. Another property of the bay, today once disdained
very well known and applied, is its ability to facilitate
. The oil seed eliminates external parasites (of the skin and scalp) and attenuates the abdominal pains.
; the oil obtained from the fruits ("butter bay") inflammation in osteo - and lice.
Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe
oils through internal during
under six years or patients with
, gastric ulcers,
irritable bowel syndrome
and other neurological
Do not administer, or topically applied to
under six years old or people with
or with known hypersensitivity to this or other
Because of the lactones (alpha - methylene - gamma - butyric - sesquiterpene lactone) is the
, after the balm of Peru, the plant that produces more frequent
and phenomena of photosensitization.
, gastroduodenal ulcer (see precautions)
Caution / Poisoning.
oil and traces of alkaloids, can have
toxic action on the
. The greatest danger stems from his confusion with the
, who heterósidos contains abundant cyanogenic.
Due to the presence of lactones and tannins, the concentrated infusions can cause irritation of the gastric mucosa.
Galenica forms / Dosage.
Using food as
3 or 4 sheets per cup. Infuse 10 minutes. Two or three cups
day, before or after meals.
10) 30 drops three times daily.
oil: 2 - 4 drops, twice
5 sheets per cup, boil 3 minutes. Used as
mouthwash, gargarismos or towels on the forehead (
Oil, alcoholaturo of Fioravanti:
as anti - topic or parasiticide.
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