we have naturally grown bay leaves in our farms on hills. § fresh bay leaves are a very rich source of vitamin-c. § bay leaves are an excellent source of vitamin-a.vitamin-a is a natural antioxidant and is essential for normal eyesight. § the spice is indeed an excellent source of many vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. These b-complex groups of vitamins help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function, and regulating body metabolism. § this leafy spice is an excellent source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper are used by the body as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidase enzymes.