February 12, 2016

Sweet Bay

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How does Bay Leaf work?

Sweet bay contains ingredients that might cause sleepiness and might act against some bacteria and fungi.

Are there safety concerns?

Sweet bay is safe for most people. It can cause allergic reactions in some people. Use caution when using the whole leaf. It can become lodged in the throat and damage the throat lining.

Do not use sweet bay if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Sweet bay might cause excessive sedation if combined with medications used during and after surgery.

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