Organic laurel leaves are often used to flavour soups, stews, braises and pâtés in Mediterranean cuisine. Most commonly, the aromatic leaves are added whole to Italian pasta sauces. The leaves are typically removed from dishes before serving, unless used as a simple garnish. Whole bay leaves are used almost exclusively as flavor agents during the food preparation stage.
Medicinally, the benefits of the bay leaf are plentiful. It has astringent, diuretic, and appetite stimulant properties. Infusions of herb parts are reputed to soothe stomach ulcers and help relieve flatulence and colic pain.
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