Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves

Cinnamomum tamala, leaves powder

Primary Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Act as a dietary support.
  • Pancreatic tonic
  • Supports a healthy respiratory system .
  • Helps build immunity against various environmental pathogens.
  • Act as natural defense and support immunity.
  • Pacify kapha (water) naturally ,so guard from kapha (water) related problems.
  • Used as spice for garnishing food.

Other Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Supports healthy digestion.
  • Supports healthy liver metabolism.
  • Act as diuretic.
  • Supports a healthy heart.

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Common & Uncommon Names

  • Family Name: Lauraceae
  • Botanical Name: Cinnamomum tamala
  • English Name: Indian Bay-Leaf
  • Hindi Name: Tejpatra

Other Uncommon Names:

Dalchini, Tejpat, Tejpatta, Tezpat,Tejpat, Mahpat,Daruchini, Tejpatra, Tejpata,Taj,Karuya, Talishappattiri,Lavangapatri ,Cannelle, Ceylon Zimt, Cannella, Canela,Saleekhaa, Saazaj ,Saad Haj Hindi, La pi shu,Laurier des Indes, indisches Lorbeerblatt, Mutterzeit,Sahaj-e-Hindi

Properties

  • Rasa (Taste): Katu (pungent), tikta (bitter), madhur (sweet)
  • Guna (Characteristics): Laghu (light), ruksha (dry), tikshna (sharp)
  • Virya (Potency): Ushna (hot)
  • Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Katu (pungent)

As Per Ayurveda:

Indian Bay Leaf, commonly known as “Tejpatra” is an aromatic leaf from an evergreen bay laurel tree, native to the Mediterranean (India, Nepal, Bhutan, China). Leaves of the tree have been used as a spice as well as for garnishing the food. Apart from its spicy nature it is a herb too having great properties.

Best Source:

India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, but most specifically Sri Lanka

Composition:

Cinnamomum tamala contains a volatile oil, which contains phytochemical constituents such as monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes.

Directions for Use:

Serving Size: Take 3 gms (One third to half tea-spoon) 2 times a day Cinnamon Powder with water 1-2 hrs after meals. Take the first dose after breakfast. Take 1 pinch of Powder and keep it in the mouth as a mouth freshener. If you are mixing with other herbs, use Cinnamon proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle (Healthy Tips)

  • Natural nutritional diet
  • Proper rest
  • Morning walk
  • Peaceful mind
  • Hygiene

Foods to Favor

  • Low salt diet
  • Plenty of water
  • Coconut water
  • Egg yolk
  • Berries
  • Citrus fruits like [orange, amla, grapes, kiwi]
  • Oats
  • Almonds
  • Vegetables like [cabbage, cauliflower, parmal, tofu]
  • Sprouts 
  • Peanuts 

Foods to Avoid 

  • Drinks rich in sugar
  • Soft drinks
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcohol
  • Red meat
  • Spicy food
  • Dairy products
  • Acidic food or canned/ junk food 

Do’s

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat fruits rich in Vitamin C. Amla contains 20 times more vitamin C than an orange.
  • Live a life with positive thinking.
  • Follow proper hygienic conditions.

Don’t

  • Avoid suppression of natural urges.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Avoid excessive coitus.
  • Avoid excessive stress, anger and grief.

Precautions

  • Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of a healthcare provider. Keep away from the reach of children.

Classical References

  • Bhavaprasksha Nighantu
  • Dravyaguna Vigana
  • Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India

SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES:

  • Ravindran, P.; Shylaja, M.; Nirmal Babu, K.; Krishnamoorthy, B. Botany and crop improvement of cinnamon The Genus Cinnamomum; Ravindran, P.N., Babu, K.N., Eds.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2004.
  • Jakhetia, V.; Patel, R.; Khatri, P.; Pahuja, N.; Garg, S.; Pandey, A.; Sharma, S. Cinnamon: A pharmacological review. JASR 2010, 1, 19–23.

Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books


This herb has been approved by the Department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidence as well as classical reference by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.

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**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.

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