- Member of Laurel family.
- Native to Asia minor, cultivation of the Bay Leaf spread through the Mediterranean and areas with similar warm climates.
- In terms of culinary applications, the Bay Leaf is quite versatile when used for food seasonings. The warm scent becomes quite noticeable when the leaf is broken, releasing its fragrant oils.
- Flavor is slightly bitter and highly aromatic.
- In herbal medicine, they are used topically in salves, essential oils, or as poultices.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place in an airtight container.