Bay Leaf (Laurus Nobilis)
The Plant - Bay leaf comes from the Sweet Bay Laurel Tree. This slow growing tree can be grown in mild climates and grows 15-20 feet tall. The leaves are a vivid green, rather stiff with a sharp point with a very distinctive odour.
Magickal Uses - Protection, Physic Powers, Healing Purification and Strength.
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.
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.
Deities: Aesculapius, Apollo, Ceres, Faunus and Eros.