Tej Patta means pungent leaves, and they are an important ingredient while cooking north Indian food. These are large leaves that have a pleasant aroma and taste similar to cinnamon.
Tejpatta is beneficial for diabetes as it helps to manage blood glucose levels by enhancing insulin secretion due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. It is also good for heart health as it helps to lower the bad cholesterol and manages blood pressure by removing excessive sodium due to its diuretic property. Tejpatta might also help prevent stomach ulcers by reducing the free radical damage caused to stomach cells as it is rich in antioxidants and has gastroprotective properties. Adding Tejpatta leaves to food helps in improving digestion and also prevents gas and flatulence due to its carminative property.
Tejpatta oil is beneficial for managing rheumatoid arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Massaging joints with Tejpatta oil helps to get relief from pain and swelling.
You can also apply Tejpatta oil on skin to help prevent wound infections and manage boils due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.