Common Names: Bay Leaf, Sweet Bay, Sweet Laurel, Laurel Leaf, True Laurel, Mediterranean Bay Leaf Laurus Nobilis
Scientific Name: Laurus Nobilis
Common Uses: Fresh leaves are very rich source of vitamin-C, folic acid, vitamin-A, The spice is indeed a very good source of many vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and riboflavin. These B-complex groups of vitamins help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function, and regulating body metabolism, A good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
*Warnings: Bay leaves should be removed from the food before serving as they may cause choking, may cut tongue and injure digestive tract. Pregnant women should avoid eating in excess as the chemical compounds in them may cause abortion.