Laurus nobilis is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glabrous smooth leaves, in the flowering plant family Lauraceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is used as bay leaf for seasoning in cooking. Its common names include bay tree , bay laurel, sweet bay, true laurel, Grecian laurel or simply laurel. Laurus nobilis figures prominently in classical Greco-Roman culture.
Worldwide, many other kinds of plants in diverse families are also called "bay" or "laurel", generally due to similarity of foliage or aroma to Laurus nobilis, and the full name is used for the California bay laurel (Umbellularia), also in the family Lauraceae.
Distillation Method: Steam Distillation of LeavesMajor Constituents : 1.8 Cineole, a-Terpinyl Acetate, Sabinene, a-PineneAppearance : ClearColor : ColorlessOdor : Characteristic, Fresh sweet spicyOptical Rotation [α]D20 : - 0.764°Refractive Index ηD20 : 1.466Specific Gravity : 0.9020
Stability and Storage:Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light.