May 28, 2016

Cherry Laurel Water

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What other names is Cherry Laurel Water known by?

Agua de Laurel Cerezo, Cerasus laurocerasus, Common Cherry Laurel, Eau de Laurier-Cerise, Laurier-Amande, Laurier-Cerise, Laurier de Trébizonde, Laurier Royal, Laurière, Laurine, Laurocerasus Leaves, Laurocerasus officinalis, Laurocerasus ottinii, Laurocerasus vulgaris, Prunus grandifolia, Prunus laurocerasus.

What is Cherry Laurel Water?

Cherry laurel water is produced by water distillation of cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) leaves. People use the water as medicine.

Cherry laurel water is used for treating cough, colds, trouble sleeping (insomnia), stomach and intestinal spasms, vomiting, muscle spasms, pain, and cancer. It is also used as a sedative to promote sleepiness.

Cherry laurel water is used in eye lotions.

Some people inhale cherry laurel water to improve breathing.

Don't confuse cherry laurel water with wild cherry bark or sweet bay leaf (laurel).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Pain relief.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Cough.
  • Colds.
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
  • Stomach and intestinal spasms.
  • Vomiting.
  • Cancer.
  • Breathing problems, when inhaled.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cherry laurel water for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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