The Laurel, or Sweet Bay. Nat. Ord. Lauraceae. Linn. Syst. Enneandria Monogynia. Hab. Southern Europe. Cultivated in England.
Med. Prop. and Action. The leaves and berries are stimulant and aromatic. They contain a volatile oil, which has similar properties They are rarely used in medicine, excepting externally in the form of embrocation. They do not yield Prussic Acid.
A. T. Thompson to be productive of beneficial results.