Write a wish on a bay leaf and burn for the spirits to hear your call or to induce prophetic visions. Used for protection, curse reversal, and jinx killing, especially if you are doing a job on someone else.
Wreaths may be worn by healers during healing ceremonies and while treating the sick in order to increase the positive healing energy and protect against negative energy that may be hanging around the sick room. Bay leaf can also be burned in the sick room after the illness has passed to purify it and drive out any residual sickness vibes. A tea made of the leaves and/or berries aids in digestion, helps to rid the body of impurities and makes a good general health tonic. It is particularly helpful to women who are having trouble urinating after childbirth. Pregnant women, however, should not use bay laurel beyond the little bit we might use in cooking.
Wildcrafted Canadian Bay leaf by the Witch from the magical Gabriola Island in BC.