Chilean laurel

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The Chilean Laurel (Laurelia sempervirens) is an endemic Chilean tree from Valdivia temperate rainforest with smooth, yellow pale bark that cracks with age. The shiny leaves are oblong in shape, arranged in opposite pairs and leathery in texture. The flowers are small greenish-white and the fruit is a small green woody capsule.

The wood and the leaves are strongly aromatic.

Primary medical activities
Anti – inflammatory, analgesic and antirheumatic.

Common uses
Traditionally used in herbal medicine by the Mapuches and other native in Chile for the treatment of arthritis, gout, stiff neck, soothing all kinds of pain in sore muscles.

Find it in our salves and butters for treat sore and tired muscles : Chilean laurel salve and butter for knitter.

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