Definition of Laurier | What is Laurier

Concept and Meaning of Laurier

Laurel is an Evergreen of the Lauraceae family tree. It has a smooth, straight, high branch trunk and it measures, usually between six and seven metres. Its dark green leaves are petiolate, oblong and aromatic, fairly popular in cooking as a seasoning.
This tree has small yellowish, or greenish white flowers grouped into sessile umbels of four to six flowers. The fruit of Laurel, moreover, is ovoid and can measure 1.5 cm, which can be used in some pharmaceutical preparations.
The growth of the laurier can grow in different types of soil, which can be propagated by cuttings or seeds. This plant is sensitive to frost and can be attacked by scale insects, aphids and other pests.
The Bay leaves were widely used in the kitchen. They are often added whole to give flavor to the culinary preparations (such as stews or casseroles), then removed before serving, but can also be crushed and included in the dishes. With regard to the medicinal, Laurel is highlighted by its properties as an appetite stimulant and digestive tonic.
There is mention, on the other hand, the laurier has also a symbolic purpose. According mythology, when the nymph Daphne was pursued by Apollo, Zeus turned her into a tree to save. Apollo then decided to cut two branches and braiding them. These have become a triumphal Crown used by those who obtain a triumph or a victory. That said, today, the laurier stands for reward or victory.
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