Usage of Bay Leaves (Laurel Leaves)
Bay leaves known as the leaves of Laurel Plant which is native to Mediterranean Region.
These bay leaves are acrid and have a sharp, bitter flavour. Their taste and fragrance are somewhat similar to the cinnamon bark but comparatively milder.
Botanically, bay tree belongs to the family of Lauraceae, in the genus; Laurus. It is thought to have originated in Asia Minor region, from where it distributed to all over the Mediterranean region and other parts of Asia.
Here the green laurel plant.