Bay leaves

Weight : 100 g

₹ 80.00 ₹ 92.00
Category: Spices
Availability: In Stock

The bay leaf is an aromatic leaf commonly used in cooking. It can be used whole, or as dried and ground.he leaves are often used to flavour soups, stews, braises and pâtés in many countries.Our bay leaves collected directly from a society of small scale farmers in Idukki, which makes it of top-notch quality.


An Association of a group of Small Farmers

The USP of Naturocart is that the procurement on the entirety is from a very reliable and closed group of small-scale farmers brought under a common fold, ‘Periyar Agro Movement Farmers Society’-a co-operative movement of Small-scale native farmers, ensuring that the produce is largely cultivated organically using natural pesticides. Thus ensure we deliver the best edible lot of spices unadulterated, hygienic and in its pristine form exclusively at your doorsteps.

Organic Farming

We grow our Spices organically. We strictly use Organic Compost/Manures, other natural nutrients and traditional knowledge, imparted from the people of wisdom and expertise that enrich the soil the most natural manner. 

No Pesticides and Chemicals

Abstaining from the use of pesticides ensure that the products are free from poisonous properties and healthy to consume. 

Best Grading and Packing Practices

We use the best grading and Packing practices to ensure that you get the value for money and compliment to our Vision that ‘Customer Satisfaction’ is of paramount importance.

Come, Let Us Spice Up Your Life the Healthy Way. 

Medicinally, the benefits of the bay leaf and its berries are plentiful. It has astringent, diuretic,

and appetite stimulant properties.

Essential oil from the bay leaves contains mostly cineol (50%); furthermore, eugenol, chavicol,

acetyl eugenol, methyl eugenol, a- and ß-pinene, phellandrene, linalool, geraniol, and terpineol

are also found.

Infusions of herb parts are reputed to soothe stomach ulcers and help relieve flatulence and

colic pain.

The lauric acid in the bay laurel leaves has insect repellent properties.

The components in the essential oil can also be used in many traditional medicines in the

treatment of arthritis, muscle pain, bronchitis, and flu-symptoms.

This spice has many volatile active components such as a-pinene, ß-pinene, myrcene,

limonene, linalool, methyl chavicol, neral, a-terpineol, geranyl acetate, eugenol, and chavicol.

These compounds are known to have been antiseptic, antioxidant, digestive, and thought to

have anti-cancer properties.

Bay leaf was prized highly by the Greeks and the Romans, who believed that the herb

symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection.

The spice contains many important plant-derived chemical compounds, minerals, and vitamins

that are essential for optimum health.

Fresh leaves are a very rich source of vitamin-C; provide 46.5 mg or 77.5% of RDA per 100 g.

Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) is one of the powerful natural antioxidant that help remove harmful

free radicals from the body. Ascorbic acid also has an immune booster, wound healing, and

antiviral effects.

Furthermore, its fresh leaves and herb parts are superb in folic acid; contain about 180 mg or

45% of daily-recommended values per 100 g. Folates are important in DNA synthesis, and

when given during the peri-conception period, they can help prevent neural tube defects in the

newborn baby.

Bay leaves are an excellent source of vitamin-A; contain 6185 IU or 206% of recommended

daily levels per 100 g. Vitamin-A is a natural antioxidant and is essential for normal eyesight. It

is also required for maintaining mucosa and skin health. Consumption of natural foods rich in

vitamin A has been found to help to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

The spice is indeed an excellent 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.

This leafy spice is an excellent source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese,

iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body

fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper are used by the

body as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red

blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidase enzymes.