Bay leaves, also known as Laurus Nobilis or Bay Laurel,wereworn in ancient Greece because wreaths were recognized symbols of higher learning and athletics. It is known for enhancing memory, making it a great learning tool. Magically it is great for good fortune, success, strength, healing, psychic power, and under the pillow may give you prophetic dreams. Write your wish on the leaves and burn them to help them come true! Placing them in the corners of your room is said to keep your home protected. 1oz. in leaf form with a pleasant odor. When stored in a sealed container away from direct light, heat, and moisture, it can last for several years but may have color fading.