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BAY LAUREL (LAUREL LEAF) OIL


BAY LAUREL (LAUREL LEAF) OIL

Laurus nobilis

REFERENCES

CAS Number: 8002-41-3 ; 84603-73-6

FEMA Number: 2125

EINECS Number: 283-272-5

Paras Code: PEO1014

PART USED Leaves

COMMON NAMES Sweet bay, True Laurel, Laurel Leaf, Laurel Tree

EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distillation

ORIGIN Turkey

NOTE CLASSIFICATION Top to Middle Note

INTRODUCTION

Bay Leaves are among the most versatile of herbs and the plants, if regularly clipped, rank among the mostrndecorative of shrubs. The glossy and sweetly scented leaves are indispensible in both French and Mediterraneanrncooking, a traditional ingredient in bouquet garni and must in marinades.

The bay tree came originally from Asia minor and was established around the ancient cultures of Mediterranean. Dedicated to the god Apollo, it was the laurel referred to in the crow of laurel leaves presented as a symbol of wisdom and victory in ancient Greece and Rome, the origin of the circlet of leaves worn by victorious motor racing drivers today.

Bay leaves are flat, pointed, oval about 7.5 cm long, dark green, and glossy. They retain a somewhat balsamic scent and the wood too is strongly aromatic. In ideal conditions, the shrubby trees may grow to 7.5 m tall and up to 2 m across. The stems are tough and woody and have a grey bark. The flowers which appear in late spring are small, yellow, and rather insignificant.

ODOUR PROFILE

Strong, spicy, medicinal, slightly camphoraceous odour

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

Pale yellow to green colored liquid

Documents

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

EU Allergens Declaration