Chai gui

Chai gui, Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)

Chai gui | chai gui | तेज पता | cinnamomum tamala

What is Chai gui (柴桂) – Chai gui (柴桂) is the Chinese name for Chai gui (Cinnamomum Tamala). Chai gui or the Chai gui is used commonly as a spice and tastes more like cinnamon, but milder, and is indeed the leaf of the Cassia (Cinnamomum tamala) tree.

Apart from spice, Chai gui (柴桂) has several health benefits too. Burning Chai gui is said to help fatigue, varicose veins, painful joints, and viral infections.

It also  helps by calming the nervous system and boosting mental activity, as well as strengthening immune systems. Culinarily, Indian bay leaves are quite different having a fragrance and taste similar to cinnamon (cassia) bark, but milder.

Read more: Health Benefits of Chai gui (柴桂)

Chai gui (柴桂) Cinnamomum Tamala is thought to have been one of the major sources of the medicinal plant leaves known in classic and medieval times.

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