An aromatic plant that finds its climatic optimum in the Mediterranean area, laurel is an evergreen plant widely cultivated both as an ornamental plant and in hedges and rows. With oval-shaped glossy leaves and a habit that can vary from bush to sapling according to age and pruning, Laurus nobilis is a plant that combines aesthetic beauty and utility as its leaves are widely used in the kitchen.

The ideal place for growing a laurel plant are areas of the garden in full sun, where there is no lack of light and air. Laurel is not a delicate and demanding plant as regards the type of soil even if areas with water stagnation are strongly discouraged, particularly suffered by the roots of this plant.

Pruning interventions are essential to contain the laurel plant in small gardens and must be carried out in February-March, after the classic "tail blow" of winter, initially removing the dry branches marked by the cold. In a second intervention, to be done in late spring, it will then remove the apexes of most of the branches as soon as the flowering period is over. The first intervention can be classified as a cleaning intervention, the second as a formal intervention.


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Laurel

WordReference English- Italian Dictionary © 2021:

Principal Translations / Principal Translations
Italian English
laurel margin no masculine noun: Identifies a being, an object or a concept that assumes a masculine gender: doctor, cat, instrument, check, pain (plant species)bay tree n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
laurel oak n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Grandfather planted the laurel in the garden.
My grandfather planted the bay tree in the garden.
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Additional translations
Italian English
laurel margin no masculine noun: Identifies a being, an object or a concept that assumes a masculine gender: doctor, cat, instrument, check, pain figured (respect, fame) (figurative) laurels npl plural noun: Noun always used in plural form - for example, "jeans," "scissors."
honor, achievement n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
He received his deserved laurels.
He received laurels of honor.
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Compound Forms / Compound forms
Italian English
Laurel crown laurel wreath
Laurel crown laurel wreath
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In my house there is never a lack of laurel ... and how nice to hear it sizzle in the fire ...
Merry Christmas dear Simonetta .. so much love .. and serenity

@Laura
yes, thank you, I need it like everyone else, and I wish you a lot of love and serenity too. Loading.

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@Marta
said, done ... in March in the best Italian bookstores!

I like the use of laurel (as well as other plants) closer to our territory and our culture than fir trees etc.
Moreover, the results are spectacular.
Hi Simonetta and again: Merry Christmas!
Jampy

@Jampy
Happy holidays to you! Until next time ...


Laurel is toxic !: be careful, this is what can happen

But is bay leaf, one of the most used spices really toxic? Here is everything you need to know and what to pay attention to.

L'laurel is both one aromatic plant that a medicinal plant, that is, it is used both for cooking and as an ingredient in drugs and medicines. Both the leaves and the berries are used for laurel. In the kitchen, laurel is used for flavor meat and fish. Furthermore, in domestic use, laurel is used to keep moths away from closets, to prepare decoctions useful as natural digestives or for compresses and foot baths. Also useful as herbal teas to counter cough, laurel can also be an excellent base for liqueurs. Many consider laurel to be a toxic plant, that is, potentially harmful. Here's why and what to be careful of.

Toxic bay leaf if you overdo the quantities

As we said, laurel is one of the aromatic plants used to flavor and perfume roasts and dishes. Consumed in the kitchen, laurel produces numerous and important ones beneficial effects. Among the substances contained in bay leaves, there is eugenol and limonene which are beneficial for health. These are substances that have antioxidant, antiseptic and digestive effects. In addition, laurel is rich in vitamins. But there are those who believetoxic laurel.

As always and like all aromatic plants, if taken in large quantities, laurel can become harmful. Among the most common effects that laurel can produce are dermatitis and allergies. The toxicity of laurel is linked to the methods of use and consumption. As with all things, overdoing it can hurt and so can contraindications of laurel they concern the dosage, that is the quantity that is ingested.

We must not go wrong laurel, because there is a poisonous one

The toxicity of laurel, which prompts many to avoid it, is linked to a particular species of laurel plant, which is poisonous. Laurel is an evergreen plant that is widespread in hot countries and that grows in captivity, that is, it is a wild plant. In many places in Italy it is called Laurel. There is a particular species of laurel which, however, is not edible because it is particularly toxic. Is called Cherry laurel and has leaves very similar to the real laurel.

That's why you need to pay attention to distinguish them well especially when you collect them yourself. Cherry laurel is above all an ornamental plant, which should not be confused with laurel and therefore should not be used at all, especially for uses in the kitchen. The high concentration of hydrogen cyanide present in this laurel-like plant makes it toxic for both humans and pets, even in case of accidental ingestion.


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Offering a free carpark, a courtyard and a garden, Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Locations Bed & Breakfast is 30 meters from Palermo. Situated in La Kalsa district, the bed & breakfast is set 1.3 km from Norman Palace.

The venue is 1 km from the city center and adjacent to Modern Art Gallery Sant'Anna. The beach is a short walk from the accommodation. Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Locations Bed & Breakfast is an ideal starting point for visiting Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

Guest rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safe box and a dining area for your convenience. There are also a microwave oven, a dishwasher and kitchenware available in the units.

Guests can enjoy their morning meal at the terrace. Guests can enjoy Italian, Mediterranean, Southern-Italian and Sicilian meals at Antica Focacceria San Francesco within 5 minutes' walk of the hotel. Palermo Central train station is nearby, about 550 meters away. Optimal for family stays Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Locations Bed & Breakfast offers cots and board games for travelers with children.


Online language dictionaries

Laurel

WordReference English- Italian Dictionary © 2021:

Principal Translations / Principal Translations
Italian English
laurel margin no masculine noun: Identifies a being, an object or a concept that assumes a masculine gender: doctor, cat, instrument, check, pain (plant species)bay tree n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
laurel oak n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Grandfather planted the laurel in the garden.
My grandfather planted the bay tree in the garden.
Missing something important? Report a bug or suggest improvements
Additional translations
Italian English
laurel margin no masculine noun: Identifies a being, an object or a concept that assumes a masculine gender: doctor, cat, instrument, check, pain figured (respect, fame) (figurative) laurels npl plural noun: Noun always used in plural form - for example, "jeans," "scissors."
honor, achievement n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
He received his deserved laurels.
He received laurels of honor.
Missing something important? Report a bug or suggest improvements

WordReference English-Italian Dictionary © 2021:

Compound Forms / Compound forms
Italian English
Laurel crown laurel wreath
Laurel crown laurel wreath
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Offering a free carpark, a courtyard and a garden, Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Locations Bed & Breakfast is 30 meters from Palermo. Situated in La Kalsa district, the bed & breakfast is set 1.3 km from Norman Palace.

The venue is 1 km from the city center and adjacent to Modern Art Gallery Sant'Anna. The beach is a short walk from the accommodation. Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Locations Bed & Breakfast is an ideal starting point for visiting Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

Guest rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safe box and a dining area for your convenience. There are also a microwave oven, a dishwasher and kitchenware available in the units.

Guests can enjoy their morning meal at the terrace. Guests can enjoy Italian, Mediterranean, Southern-Italian and Sicilian meals at Antica Focacceria San Francesco within 5 minutes' walk of the hotel. Palermo Central train station is nearby, about 550 meters away. Optimal for family stays Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Rentals Bed & Breakfast offers cots and board games for travelers with children.


Botanical characters
Evergreen perennial tree belonging to the Lauraceae family, up to 6 meters high. The oval leaves, dark green and with a glossy upper surface when crushed, emit an aromatic scent. The flowers are small, light yellow in color and appear in March-April. The fruit is a berry that becomes bluish-black with ripening in autumn. Laurel is a plant rich in essential oils in both leaves and berries. Used both as a single specimen and for hedges (for hedges to plant every 70 cm approximately)

Cultivation
Laurel prefers soft and well-drained soils. It can be exposed both in full sun and in shady places. Water as needed. It does not tolerate water stagnation. Likes good air circulation.

Collection and conservation
The leaves can be harvested all year round and dried in cool and ventilated places. The fruits produced only by female plants, are harvested in autumn and dried in the sun or in a warm oven, keep them away from light and humidity.

Use in the kitchen
The leaves can be used all year round to flavor meat and fish dishes. They are also used to flavor pickled vegetables and mushrooms in oil. While from the berries, especially in Emilia Romagna, a liqueur called Laurino is obtained.


Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Locations, Palermo (Italy) - Deals & Reviews

The 3-star Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Locations Bed & Breakfast is placed in Palermo, not far from Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. This venue offers airport transfer, 24-hour security and grocery delivery service as well as free WiFi throughout the hotel.

Location

Palermo is 0.1 km from Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Rentals Bed & Breakfast, while Mirto Palace is only 0.2 km away. This property is just off Piazza Marina and 30 km from Falcone-Borsellino airport. This venue is a short drive away from Massimo Theater.

Rooms

The accommodation features a TV set, a dining area and a work desk in its rooms. The rooms have hypoallergenic pillows and linens as well as showers, a hair dryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy Italian, Mediterranean, Southern-Italian and Sicilian meals at Antica Focacceria San Francesco within 5 minutes' walk of the hotel.

Leisure

Giardino Dell'Alloro - Tourist Locations Bed & Breakfast also offers board games and a playground for guests staying with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.


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