The water (Latin aqua laurocerasi) has been used for asthma, cough, indigestion and dyspepsia, and as a sedative narcotic, but since it is effectively a solution of hydrogen cyanide, of uncertain strength, it would be extremely dangerous to attempt medication with laurel water. The Roman emperor Nero used cherry laurel water to poison the wells of his enemies.
- ↑ "laurel water - definition by dict.die.net". http://dict.die.net/laurel%20water/. Retrieved 2007-01-10.
- ↑ "botanical.com - A Modern Herbal". http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/l/lauche11.html. Retrieved 2007-01-10.
- ↑ Anderson, Faye. "Security and Water". http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Re-St/Security-and-Water.html. Retrieved 2007-01-10.