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Bay Leaf (Tej patta)

Bay leaf Scientific Name

Cinnamomum tamala

Bay leaf Other Names

English: Lignea, Indian Bay Leaf, Indian Cassia
German: Indisches Lorburblatt
Hindi: Tejpat
Sanskrit: Tejapatra

What is Bay leaf?

Bay leaf is an evergreen shrub. This plant grows slowly in a hot climate and it’s fragrant leaf is used as a herb in cooking.
Using bay leaf in cooking adds flavor without adding extra sodium, fat & calories. In Ayurveda, Bay leaf is used to manage diabetes as it is known to reduce blood sugar levels. It is also found to increase the activity of anti-oxidant enzymes in the body. Bay leaf oil is found to aid in reducing migraines, inflammation in arthritis, gastric ulcers, nausea, amenorrhea and many other conditions.

Common forms of Bay leaf

Leaf, Oil, Bark

Bay leaf is commonly used for:

  • Treating cough and asthma
  • Reducing the intensity of Jaundice
  • Treats headache
  • Treating gastric ulcers
  • Preventing and managing vomiting
  • Treating amenorrhea

Bay leaf Dosage

Bark Powder: 1 to 3 gram
Leaf Powder: 1 to 3 gram
Oil: 2 to 5 drop

Bay leaf Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Excess use can cause oral ulcer
Not so common side-effects: Not Known
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Avoid or consult your physician before use
Children: Not Known
If you are suffering from diabetes and using bay leaf as medicine please monitor blood sugar level closely.

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Triphala Other Names

Hindi: Triphala
Sanskrit: Triphala

What is Triphala?

Triphala is a traditional ayurvedic herbal formulation that has been used as Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. “Tri” meaning three and “phala” meaning fruits, Triphala, is created from the mixture of three potent Ayurvedic dried fruits – Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).
It is the most common ayurvedic formulation used to treat constipation, inflammation, stomach ailments, dental cavities etc.

Common forms of Triphala

Powder, Tablets, Capsules, Juice

Triphala is commonly used for:

Triphala Dosage

Tablets: 1-2 tablets twice a day
Capsules: 1-2 capsules twice a day
Powder: 1/2 – 2 teaspoon once or twice a day
Juice: 2-3 teaspoons once or twice a day.

Triphala Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Higher dosages can cause diarrhea, bloating and stomach upsets
Not so common side-effects: Not Known.
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Not for use during pregnancy or lactation without consulting the doctor
Children: Not Known.

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