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8 Benefits of Dried Bay Leaves for Health, Help Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar

8 Benefits of Dried Bay Leaves for Health, Help Maintain Healthy Blood SugarIllustration of bay leaf. © Shutterstock

Merdeka.com – Bay leaves are one of the spice leaves commonly used in various Indonesian dishes. The bay leaves used are usually dried beforehand until brownish. Apart from Indonesia, dried bay leaves are also widely used in various other Asian countries in their cooking.

Each variety of bay leaf has a slightly different taste. Bay leaves can be used fresh, dried, ground, or whole. There are various benefits and uses of bay leaves for health, making it a popular ingredient for a variety of dishes.

There are many types of plants that contain a leaf called “bay leaf”, but the true bay leaf is scientifically known as Laurus nobilis. Many other leaves have a similar appearance and aroma to real bay leaves, but their nutritional content is not the same.

This plant is a small tree native to the Mediterranean region. Laurel trees are everywhere in the region, but climate change has reduced their presence. However, these leaves have been part of the culinary and medicinal world for thousands of years, at least since Roman times.

Here are some of the health benefits of dried bay leaves that have been agreed upon by experts, which you need to know, quoting from verywellfit.com and organicfacts.net.

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