Umbellularia californica

Historically, used for headaches, toothaches, earaches, rheumatism (arthritis, joint problems), neuralgias (nerve pain), stomach aches, colds, sore throats,to wash & disinfect sores, & to clear up mucus in the lungs.  Nuts provide wax AND 2 sources of food.  Also used  to keep away fleas AND bedbugs, AND to keep insects away from acorns when storing them to dry.Bay Laurel glossary

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