Interesting uses for Bay Leaves:
Try using bay leaves as a natural pest repellent. … Dried bay leaves, when sprinkled around your home, can be just as effective in warding off nuisance insects, like cockroaches, ants and fleas, as can some of the most popular commercial insecticide sprays.
Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavour and fragrance. The leaves should be removed from the cooked food before eating. The leaves are often used to flavour soups, stews, braises and pâtés in many countries.