Made from the leaves of the laurel trees, bay leaves are a fragrant herb used in cooking and can be used in herbal remedies. The leaves have a flowery and aromatic smell similar to thyme and oregano. Bay leaves are also high in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Bay leaves are often used in Indian, Ancient Greek, French, European and Caribbean cuisine. The leaves are often added to slow-cooked dishes such as soups, sauces, and stews that are removed before serving.
It is thought that bay leaves may help lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
Bay leaves contain enzymes that may help break down proteins and digest food quicker which helps to calm indigestion.
In entomology, bay leaves are often used as the active component in killing jars. Crushed bay leaves are placed under a sheet of paper in the jar. They emit fumes that kill insects slowly yet efficiently while also keeping the specimens calm and simple to mount.
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