Tejbat/Tejpata - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Bay leaf
Hindi :Tejpata
Manipuri :Tejbat/Tejpata

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Lauraceae
Genus :Cinnamomum
Species :tamala  Nees and Eberm.
Habit :Small aromatic tree
Parts Used :Bark and Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves boiled with water for extract. Bark boiled with water for extract. Leaf used as a spice.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Leaves yield essential oil. Leaves contains cinnamic aldehyde, linalool, eugenol,  b-caryophyl, benzaldehyde, camphor, cadinene, limonene, geraniol, ocimene and benzyl cinnamate.
Ailment Treated:Bark and leaf decoction used for gonorrhoea, rheumatism, colic, diarrhoea, enlargement of spleen and snake-bite. Leaf decoction is used against cough, headache and dizziness.
Source:Generally cultivated in both hills and valley areas. Found sold in the markets.

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