Magickal Herbs – Bay Leaves

Bay/Sweet Bay/Laurel (Lauraceae)

The Plant – Bay leaf comes from the Sweet Bay Laurel Tree. This slow growing evergreen tree can be grown in mild climates either in the ground or in pots and grows 15-20 feet tall. The fragrant leaves are a vivid glossy green, rather stiff with a sharp point with a very distinctive odour.

 

Magickal Uses – Protection, Physic Powers, Healing Purification and Strength.

 

 

charcoal arabianYou can burn the dried leaves as an incense on charcoal discs to purify the home, increase physic powers, during exorcism rituals and to enhance any magickal rituals. Burn with Sandalwood to remove curses and evil spells.

 

Place the dried leaves beneath your pillow while you sleep to induce prophetic dreams and ensure inspiration.
Carry a bay leaf with you to ward of curses and negative energy.

 

Place bay leaves in the window to protect against lightening.bay leaves dried
Write your wishes on a bay leaf and burn to make them come true and hold a leaf in your mouth to ward of bad luck.

Gender: Masculine
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Deities: Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Faunus and Eros.

 

 

Dried Bay Leaves can be purchased from Wings in the Night along with charcoal discs to create your own incense.