Bay Leaves (Laurus nobilis)
Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Corresponding Zodiac: Cancer
Hoodoo: For protection and to avoid being jinxed, especially if you are doing a job on someone else.
Used in clairvoyance and wisdom practices.
Placed under the pillow, induces prophetic dreams.
Burned to cause visions.
Worn for protection and purification, wards off negativity and evil.
Burned or scattered during exorcism rituals.
Placed in the windows to protect against lightening.
Hung to prevent poltergeists from working any mischief in the home.
A sprig of bay is used to sprinkle water during purification ceremonies.
A tree planted near the home protects its inhabitants against sickness.
Bay leaves mixed with sandalwood and burned will remove curses and evil spells.
Write a wish on a bay leaf and then burn to make them come true.
A bay leaf held in the mouth wards off bad luck.
Other Names: Baie, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Daphne, Greecian Laurel, Laurel, Laurier d'Apollon, Laurier Sauce, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Roman Laurel, Sweet Bay
Deities: Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Faunus, Eros
Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength
Not available in Just Enough Bottles as a whole leaf, however can be crushed and packaged for other uses outside of writing and burning work.