Laurus nobilis: A very aromatic plant whose leaves are used to flavor various dishes. In ancient Greece, laurel symbolized victory, glory and honor and in this way the champions were enwreathed with laurel wreaths.
It is well combined with meat as well as fish or legumes. Since it has a strong taste, when used in cooking just a few leaves are enough. It may also be used as drink.
The beverage of bay seems to act against indigestion , colic intestinal ailments and diarrhea. Add some whole bay leaves during cooking.