Latin - Laurus nobilis
Folk names - Baie, Bay Laurel, they 3, Daphne, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Laurier d'Apollon, Laurier Sauce, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Roman Laurel, Sweet Bay
Gender - Masculine
Planet - Sun
Element - Fire
Deities - Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Faunus, Eros
Powers - Protection, psychic powers, healing, purification, strength.
Magical Uses - Use Bay in matters of clairvoyance and wisdom. Bay leaves are placed beneath the pillow to induce prophetic dreams, and also burned to cause visions.
Bay is a protection and purification herb and can be worn as an amulet to ward off negativity and evil, burned or scattered during exorcism rituals, placed in the windows to protect against lightning, and when hung will prevent poltergeists from working any mischief.
A sprig of Bay is used to sprinkle water during purification ceremonies, and the tree planted near the home will protect it's inhabitants against sickness. Bay leaves mixed with Sandalwood can be burned to remove curses and evil spells.
To ensure that love will stay, a couple should break off a twig from the tree, then break this into, each keeping a half of the twig.
Wishes are written on Bay leaves which are then burned to make them come true.
You will receive 3 - 5 Bay leaves that we have grown in our magick healing garden.