Bay leaf tree, in the center of the herb wheel. I have 3 little new plants growing at the bottom that I will pot up and grow on to ensure we have enough Bay for cookery.
It is said that Bay leaves can be used as a local anesthetic and helps digestion too. Herbalists use the herb for many remedies, as a means to stimulate appetite and cure excessive flatulence!
They say you can treat bruises and sprains, dandruff and is even said to improve hair growth! It is said that the oils can improve skin tone and ease rheumatic pain.
To make oils ... http://www.gardensablaze.com/HerbOintment.htm
to make a tea ... http://www.gardensablaze.com/HerbTea.htm
Apparently the tea can settle an upset stomach.