Bay Leaf (50 GM)
The bay leaf is native to the Mediterranean and widely cultivated in North America, Central America, India, Russia, France, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and Mexico. Bay leaf was prized highly by the Greeks and the Romans, who believed that the herb symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection. The bay leaf is an aromatic leaf commonly used in cooking. It can be used whole, or as dried and ground. The bayleaf has astringent, diuretic, and appetite stimulant properties. Infusions of herb parts are reputed to soothe stomach ulcers and help relieve flatulence and colic pain. Bay leaves also have insect repellent properties. Bay leaf essential oil is used in the treatment of arthritis, muscle pain, bronchitis, and flu-symptoms.