If you have ever been in a yoga studio or new age book shop, you have probably noticed that these places have a very particular smell.
Many of these kind of locations regularly practice smudging with a smoke of sacred herbs.
It is a traditional ritual from the ancient Greeks and Romans, which is used for thousands of years in back. Symbolic significance of this mythical herb is honor and glory and this is why people placed laurel wreath on winner’s heads of the Olymic Games.
Laurel was important for our ancestors. It has a healing properties. The main active substances of Laurel are pinene and cineol.
The essential oils of Laurel with the other active substances have ability to calm. All you need to do is to light a fire on one laurel leaf, leave it in ashtray and return in the room after 10 minutes. The room will be filled with soothing scents that will affect on everyone in the house.
The healing properties of Laurel acts as antiseptic, antireumatic, sedative, diuretic and antioxidant. The soothing scents will improve your mood. Also the leaves and its fruit are effective in treatment of hysteria and cold.