Product: Organic Bay Leaves
Latin Name: Laurus nobilis
Plant Family: Lauraceae
Other Names: Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay, Grecian Laurel, Bay Tree, Laurier d’Apollon, Edler LorbeerBaum, Lauro Franco, Bahia.
Description: Bay is an aromatic, evergreen, dioecious (both sexes in one plant) tree or shrub, native to the Mediterranean and can grow to a height of 20 metres. The leaves are rigid, lance shaped, leathery and glossy dark green in colour on the upper leaves, with a paler green underside, finely serrated, with a wavy edge and 26-12cm in length. The male and female flowers are delicate creamy white to greeny white in colour, 1cm in diameter and appear in spring; in good summers they form black berries which are inedible.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that in the 8th century A.D. Charlemagne, King of the Franks, ordered that bay groves be grown in his gardens to use as medicine for healing problems of the stomach and kidneys and for curing skin problems such as acne? The herb continued to be used in similar ways throughout the ages, today it’s also used in the cosmetics industry to fragrance perfumes, cosmetics and also in the pharmaceutical industry for making salves and ointments to ease rheumatic pain.
Ingredients: Dried leaves from organic Laurus nobilis.
Allergy Advice: Bay contains a naturally occurring source of salicylates and is best avoided by people eating a salicylate free diet.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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