The sweet bay leaf tree is a 40 to 50 feet tall tree native to the Mediterranean region. It was once made into a wreath to crown the winners of ancient Greek games. The tree is considered to be one of the oldest cultivated tree species.
Bay leaf also known as sweet laurel leaf is a dried leafor ever green shrub that belongs the family of Lauraceae and whose botanicalname is Laurus nobilis.Bay leaf is indigenous to Asia and re, ects the shape of elliptical and the size of bay leaves vary from 2.
5 to s cm in length & 1.5 to 2.5 in breadth. In india, bay leaves are popularly known as Tej patta in Hindi and mainly used as culinary herb. it works as a, avouring agent especially in biryani,soups, meat, stews and sauces.