Cretan Laurel Leaves
Homer identifies the laurel with glory, excellence and strength and therefore it was kept as a prize to the winners of the Olympic Games.
It is mainly used as condiment for its flavoring abilities, though Hippocrates used it as a painkiller for the pains of childbirth and said that the essential oil cure infertility.
Traditionally in Crete used laurel oil for rubbing in scalp hair loss.
Laurel acts as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, digestive, cholagogue and diaphoretic and helps in colic problems, dyspepsia, flatulence, anorexia, catarrh, cough and colds.