Litsea glaucescens a. Laurel A fairly uncommon shrubby tree best known for its use as a culinary spice. Many parts of the plant contain essential oils that are reminiscent of the bay leaf. Seed Availability Seeds are not available for the Mexican Bay. Please visit our seed store to view current selections.
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Litsea glaucescens, also called Mexican bay leaf,  is an evergreen tree or shrub 3—6 metres 9. It is native from southern North America, mostly in Mexico. Distributed by Mexico and Central America.
It is a shrub or small tree that grows to 1. The bark is brown, thick trunk. Young branches, glabrous, yellowish green, yellow or dark brown bark greenish or sometimes glabrous terminal buds sparsely pubescent. Leaves are thin and long, with a constriction at the apex, solid green on the upper surface and lighter green below.
Leaves alternate, petioles 6—11 millimetres 0. Flower in clusters; Inflorescences male and female axillary, umbellate, solitary or clustered along branches sharp cutting, c.
Male flowers yellowish-white, 3. Fruits c. It grows in the mountains, on the banks of rivers and is planted in the garden of houses.
It is used as seasoning. It is in danger of extinction,  [ citation needed ] because it has been used extensively for various uses, medicinal and culinary purposes even religious during the celebration of Palm Sunday. The species is one of the most important non-wood trees of Mexico.
This species has been exploited for different purposes: religious,  dietary and medicinal, where the young branches and leaf tissues are used. This has resulted in a considerable exploitation in virtually all their range. This species is easily recognized by the entirely glabrous stems and leaves and yellow-green twigs, differs from Litsea guatemalensis in the latter is branches and leaves pubescent in youth.
Litsea glaucescens is quite common in temperate forests of Mexico, coming to meet[ clarification needed ] in the areas of contact with other vegetation types of affinity rather warm. It is very variable in size and shape of the leaves and as a result, it has an extensive synonymy.
Faugal It is native from southern North America, mostly in Mexico. Oxygen radical absorbance capacity assay was carried out using a modified method described by Ou et al. On the other hand, the lowest regression coefficient was obtained for the correlation between the data of the ORAC test versus CPC; however the value is still into an acceptable range. This study shows the seasonal effect on the antioxidant, antiproliferative, and antimicrobial activities of L. As can be observed, the evident difference among them is the height of the chromatographic peaks related to the concentration of the phenolics.