Bay oil can help reduce pain from joint and muscle problems (including sprains and arthritis), and alleviate coughs and colds, viral infections and flu. It also functions as a decongestant and can be used to help ease respiratory problems when inhaled. Bay oil, along with thyme oil, also shows antifungal activity.
The health benefits of Bay essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic,, anti-neuralgic, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, aperitif, astringent, cholagogic, , febrifuge, , sedative, stomachic, sudorific, and a tonic substance.
The bay tree is native to the Caribbean Islands from where it is believed to have spread to other parts of the world. Bay held an important place in Ancient Rome and Greece as well, in their religion, culture, and in their medicines.
This oil is extracted by steam distillation of fresh leaves of the bay tree, whose scientific name is Laurus nobilis. The main constituents of bay essential oil are alpha-pinene, alpha-terpineol, beta pinene, chavicol, geranyl acetate, eugenol, limonene, linalool, methyl chavicol, myrcene, and neral.
Available in two sizes 5 ml $21.55 10 ml $ 31.20