Indian Bay Leaf or Indian Bay Leaves (Cinnamomum tamala) are known as Tej Patta which translates into “pungent leaf”. Apart from spice Tej Patta has several health benefits too. Burning Indian Bay Leaf is said to help fatigue, varicose veins, painful joints, and viral infections.
Lauraceae (Laurel Family)
The flowering plant family Lauraceae, the laurels, includes the true laurel and its closest relatives.
This family comprises about 2850 known species in about 45 genera worldwide.
They are dicotyledons, and occur mainly in warm temperate and tropical regions, especially Southeast Asia and South America.