Arab people brought their great knowledge of agriculture across the world. They grew many kinds of plants; some of them previously unknown in Europe; such as laurel trees. However, it was well-known by Syrian people. Syria has always been a center where east and west meet; it is one of the important countries in the Middle East. It has been argued that the name of Syria was derived from ancient Greek which traced back to the cognate Assyria. It lies at the eastern end of Mediterranean. It is no wonder that Syria is the cradle of civilization which flourished throughout history. Part of learning about Syria is knowing Aleppo; Aleppo is one of the most splendid ancient sites in the north; it is the oldest inhabited city in the world. It is located near Turkey from the south. At the crossroads of two-thousand-year-old trade routes, Aleppo has been ruled by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans and is now the second-largest city in modern-day Syria. Aleppo has been flourished in many aspects, such as architecture and agriculture. It is considered the most famous city that concerns with the laurel tree planting. It will be obvious to anyone to notice the use of the laurel’s leaves in Aleppo right after visiting Aleppo in their daily life. Where and how does this plant grow? Laurel's large order of flowering plants contains 11 families with a total of 70 genera and more than 2500 species. It grows at 900-1200 meter above the sea level in most of Syrian land. It has white flowers in spring which smells well. In ancient Greece the wreath of honour placed upon the heads of heroes was made from leaves and barnacles of laurel. Laurel has many other uses, as for example to extract laurel oil, soap productions which has new form nowadays as liquid soap. The main use of laurel in Aleppo is to produce special kinds of soap and different kinds of body care productions; the main characteristic of these productions are free-chemical substances; they are natural 100% made from olive oil and bay using only 100% natural ingredients our soaps contain no animal fats, or unnecessary chemical additives. They are luxurious, mild, and gentle soaps with incredible purity and moisturizing properties that make them ideal for sensitive skins. The unique specialty of these soaps, in addition to being natural, is providing hair with natural sustenance that hair needs, and it protects hair from sun-effect damages. It also keeps the skin soft for long time with nice smell because of its perfume. The bay soap making has two ways: The first one is the traditional way which made by the local people in Aleppo. They put the fruit of this tree in water and boil them; when it begins to boil for enough time the oil flows on the surface. These quantities are collected and sold to the commercials who concerns about this kinds. By the time, it has been developed using advanced technology to produce this soap in a scientific way. Laurel was an important plant that made Aleppo soap symbolize something special for many people, and it stands as the oldest tradition than many of the detergents and washing agents that are in use nowadays. ArabesqueStore.com is the place for you! From body care, to collection items to imported sweets, you're sure to find what you're looking for here in ArabesqueStore.com!
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