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Bay Leaf Infusion (Pimenta Acris)

Bay Leaf Infusion (Pimenta acris)

Bay (Pimenta acris) is a little evergreen tree. It grows approximately 30 feet in height. It originated in Southern Europe, Morocco and Spain.

Its leaves were used to crown the victors at the Olympic games. It is a symbol of wisdom, protection and peace.

Bay is said to bring pleasant dreams if left under your pillow.

Romans used bay to scent their bath water, as it is sweet and spicy.

Ancient cultures believed it could bring happiness, stimulate clairvoyance and bring artistic inspiration.

In India, bay is sacred to the mighty Vishnu.

Bay is revered for its ability to open the heart and mind, to engender love and devotion and to strengthen faith, compassion and clarity

Bay is antiseptic, astringent, stimulant and a tonic. We use it to stimulate and tone the scalp.

We make an infusion of fresh bay leaves in water, and use this in products such as our H’suan Wen H’ua hair treatment, helping to clear dandruff and clean greasy hair.

An infusion is prepared by soaking the leaves in boiling water for approximately thirty minutes. This liquid is then filtered and added to the product.