\lˈɔːɹəs], \lˈɔːɹəs], \l_ˈɔː_ɹ_ə_s]\
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A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. Laurus nobilis L. leaves are known for use in SPICES, having a similar flavor as UMBELLULARIA.
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Laurel, bay, sweet bay, the leaves and the fruit of Laurus nobilis; of little or no use in medicine.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
The leaves and berries, Laurus (Ph. L.) have a sweet, fragrant smell, and an aromatic, astringent taste. Sweet bay has been advised as a stomachic and carminative, but is now rarely used. It is, sometimes, employed as a fomentation and in glysters; and the berries are an ingredient in the Emplastrum Cumini.
By Robley Dunglison
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