Oil of bitter almonds and cherry laurel water are poisonous in consequence of containing prussic acid.
Laurel would doubtless refer to the leaves of the cherry laurel, which, infused with wine, was an old digestive tonic.
The leaves of this plant yield the cherry laurel water of the B.P.
The aqua laurocerasi, or cherry laurel water, is now standardized to contain 0.1% of hydrocyanic acid.
Of the cherry laurel again there is far too much in gardens.