Author: Jan Scholten
622.54.10 Laurus nobilis
English: Bay laurel.
French: laurier d’ Apollon.
Culture: the true laurel of Greek and Roman mythology. A poet laureate is an accomplished poet; Ovidius told the story of the Greek nymph, Daphne, who was transformed into a laurel tree by her father, Peneus, so that she could avoid the amorous pursuit of the god, Apollo, after Cupid had shot an arrow into the fair maiden's heart so that she would not love Apollo. Thereafter, Apollo wore a wreath of laurel to show his love for Daphne. Laurel has always symbolized victory and merit and a baccalaureate (baca lauri, Latin for "laurel berry") still is a symbol of accomplishment. The leathery leaves of the laurel tree were used by ancient Greeks and Romans to crown their victors. Bay laurel has been credited with magical properties, like protecting from witches, the devil and lightning.
Content: oil of laurel, 1, 8-cineole and -pinene, sabinene, l-linalool, eugenol, eugenol acetate, methyleugenol, l--terpineol acetate, -phellandrene, other esters, terpenoids, oil catechins.
Use: ornamentals, sheared into distinctive shapes, leaves and branches are used for garlands and wreaths; the essential oil is used by the cosmetic industry in creams, perfumes and soaps.
Baccalaureate, accomplishment in study, crowning victors in sports and war.
Poet laureate, an accomplished poet, nymph Daphne.
Desire to have all women at his feet.
Sees himself as superior.
Suffering because others do not see his qualities.
Sensation: lost in the world.
Loss of orientation in the world.
Delusion: world is strange, in chaos.
Desire order, feeling lost in chaos.
Closed, drawn inward, stoic, staring, hidden.
Slow, time goes too fast.
Indifference, apathy; drowsiness, > rythm, routine, order, singing.
Absent minded, as in a dream, staring.
Compulsive, repetitive behaviour.
Mind wandering, concentration difficult.
Forgetful, memory poor, mistakes in speaking and writing.
Laughing to hide insecurity.
Mask, hidden, deceptive.
Desire: escape, hide.
Paranoia, suspicious, cannot trust anyone.
Ailments: moved from home, to an elderly home, to strangers, lost home, loss of parents, partner, relatives, friends.
Ailments: from a family that is violent, absent, ruined; having had no safe home.
Hatred towards family, mother.
Agitation, nervous, restless.
Fear: being late, incompetent; making mistakes.
Dreams: sweet; the sea: of wearing a mask and being afraid of exposure: of child who had become bloated and bald after chemotherapy.
Sensation: throbbing, pulsating, tearing.
Weather: < heat, < cold, easily out of temperature, < rain, > sunshine.
Time: < 1 am, < 3 pm, < late summer, August, September.
Desire: chocolate, sweet, tea, drinks.
Aversion: meat, fat.
Food: < chocolate.
Sleep: sleepless, day rhythm lost.
Discharge: thick, green.
General: sepsis, aromatic, astringent, narcotic, parasiticide, stimulant, insect repellent; degenerative diseases; diabetes of elderly.
Energy: exhaustion, weakness, ME, mononucleosis, tired by the least exertion.
Nervous: coma, unconscious, sopor; senility, fragility; dementia, Alzheimer’s; pituitary problems.
Eyes: heavy, tired, watery, itchy, hot.
Mouth: dry; taste sweet, smell sweet.
Throat: dry; thyroid problems.
Stomach: indigestion; spasm; nausea, vomit with sweet taste.
Abdomen: spasm, colic; cancer of liver, spleen, pancreas.
Urinary: urine scanty.
Female: menses delayed; abortion; labour problems: anxiety, weeping, fear being incompetent, ectopic pregnancy.
Limbs: rheumatism; haemorrhages; pains; numbness.
Skin: dry; rashes; moles, naevi, cancer; putrefying gangrenous wounds.