Evergreen laurel tree Laurus nobilis. Use in pickled beets, relishes, marinades, stews, bouillabaisse and sauerbraten. 1 large leaf to 6 portions of meat, fowl, fish or seafood. Remove leaf before serving. Substitute for Indonesian laurel Daun Salaam. Healthful tea. Dandruff rinse. Put a Bay Leaf into your flour or corn meal to keep the bugs out.