A versatile store cupboard ingredient, the aromatic leaf from bay laurel tree, is used as an essential ingredient in a variety of dishes. The bittersweet, spicy leaves impart a pungent flavour that is famous for its use in bouquet garni or in soups, sauces, stews, daubes, and courts-bouillons and is an appropriate seasoning for fish, meat, and poultry. It is one of the fewest herbs that don’t lose its flavour when dried. Its ability to detoxify the body, slow the aging process, speed up the healing of wounds, protect the body from bacterial infections, manage diabetes, improve the health of the heart, reduce inflammation, alleviate respiratory issues, better the digestion, and prevent certain cancers make it almost mandatory to include in your diet.
Apollo’s Bay Leaf, Bay, Bay Laurel, Grecian Laurel, Indian Bay, Laurel, Nobel Laurel, Poet’s Laurel, Roman Laurel, RoyalLaurel, Sweet Bay, Sweet Laurel, Wreath Laurel
French: feuille de laurier, laurier franc
Italian: foglia di alloro, lauro
Spanish: hoja de laurel