"Yes! And laurel...and St John's Wort"
is a Mediterranean evergreen tree (Laurus nobilis)
having aromatic, simple leaves and small blackish berries. Also called bay
, bay laurel
, sweet bay.
Laurel was the source of the laurel wreath of ancient Greece, and therefore the expression of "resting on one's laurels". In the Bible, the sweet-bay is often an emblem of prosperity and fame. In Christianity, it symbolizes the Resurrection of Christ and the triumph of Humanity thereby.
St John's Wort - Credit: Rasbak
St John’s Wort refers to any of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves; it was traditionally gathered on St John's eve to ward off evil. St John's wort is widely known as a herbal treatment for depression.