Bay leaves, from the plant known in Latin as Laurus Nobilis, are derived from a plant that is quite favored as a shrub for hedges and topiary sculpture. They are also widely known throughout the world as a flavoring agent for a wide variety of culinary crafts, where they are frequently used to wrap other spices and then removed from the dish in which they are used; the leaves are sharp and unpleasant to eat when left in a dish. They are also famous in myth and legend as the laurels worn by the glorious victors of Roman and Greek myth and legend. Some also hold that within magical traditions they are quite useful in spells of wisdom, clairvoyance, protection and healing.
Herbalists and the crafters of oils most frequently use bay leaves to help create essential oils that have somewhat of a spicy aroma. They`re also occasionally used to help keep linens fresh, adding their aroma and preventing insect infestation. Some also believe that they are useful in treating headaches, inflammation, infections, and digestive issues.
This is a 1 lb packet of whole bay leaves.