Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Common Name: Bay, Sweet Laurel, Sweet Bay, True Laurel, Lorbeer, Noble Laurel, Baie, Daphne
Planetary ruler: Sun
Elemental ruler: Fire
Sacred to: Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Eros, and Faunus
Magical uses: Purification, house and business blessing, and clearing confusion. Attracts romance. Keep potted plant to protect home from lightning. Place under the pillow or in a dream pillow for sound sleep and to induce prophetic dreams.
Protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Write wishes on the leaves and then burn the leaves to make the wishes come true. Place in the corner of each room in the house to protect all that dwell there. Carry bay leaf to protect yourself against black magick.
The laurel tree grows all over the Mediterranean region, with Turkey one of the main exporters.