*Tej Patra known as Indian bay leaves is an aromatic herb that has immense healing benefits. It is a wild plant, which is found in the Vindhya mountains and western ghats at an elevation of 3,000 to 6,000 feet. It promotes a healthy respiratory system in helping to address mucus build-up and congestion. The aromatic volatile oils present in the leaf are a powerful antimicrobial. It can also assist in the digestive and metabolic processes by maintaining healthy gut bacteria.
*Benefits include promoting longevity of cells and tissues, immune health, provides respiratory health, improves digestion, supports heart and bladder function.
Suggested Use: 1/4 to 1 1/2 teaspoon in powder form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical name – Cinnamomum Tamala
English name – Bay Leaf
Family – Lauraceae
Tejpatra is a medium-sized tree that is native to India. Also seen growing all over the Indian subcontinent, Bhutan, and China. The tree can grow up to a hight of 50 to 60 ft. It belongs to the same family as of cinnamon. The classical aroma of the leaves and slightly pungent taste makes it one of the common culinary herbs with wonderful medicinal properties.
Taste – pungent, spicy, sweet, bitter
Qualities – light, dry, strong
Vipaka – undergoes pungent taste transformation after digestion
Potency – hot
Effect on Dosha – Balances Vata and Kapha Dosha. Promotes Pitta Dosha
Bhavaprakasha Karpuradi Varga
त्वक्पत्रञ्च वराङ्गं स्याद् भृङ्गं चोचं तथोत्कटम् |
त्वचं लघूष्णं कटुकं स्वादु तिक्तञ्च रूक्षकम् |
पित्तलं कफवातघ्नं कण्ड्वामारुचिनाशनम् |