Bay leaves have been used as a seasoning since Ancient Greece. These little leaves add a subtle and earthy flavor to any soup, stew or curry. Bay leaves are to be added during the cooking process and removed before the dish is served, they are not meant to be ingested.
Bay leaves are often an ingredient in Indian curries and rice dishes. Use bay leaves by adding 1 leaf per 4 cups of broth or water in your next soup.
Bay leaves are thought to boost immune systems and have anti-viral effects.