Mountain Laurel are starting to bloom

Mt Laurel Bloom

The Mountain Laurel Bloom

The beauty of the mountain laurel is legendary and obvious. In the mountains it usually blooms in May.  At lower elevations,  it blooms earlier.  Beautiful riding trails are filled these blooms at a nearby horse riding stable.

For medicinal uses mountain laurel can be very toxic when injested.

Some have said Indians have used the juice expressed from the moutain laurel leaves to commit suicide. So needless to say great caution should be used.

Others have used it topically for things like ringworm of the scalp, psoriasis,  herpes and other conditions but more scientific evidence is needed to rate the actual effects of the mountain laurel for
these conditions.

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