Mutterzimt, Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)

Mutterzimt | तेज पता | cinnamomum tamala

What is Mutterzimt – Mutterzimt is the German name for Cinnamomum Tamala. The leaves of Mutterzimt or Tejpatta are used commonly as a spice. It tastes more like cinnamon, but is milder, and is indeed the leaf of the cassia bark (Cinnamomum tamala) tree. Mutterzimt is a tree. It grows in parts of the Himalayas, other northern parts of India, Asia, and Australia. The leaf and bark are used as medicine. In foods, Mutterzimt is used as a spice or flavouring agent.

Apart from spice, Mutterzimt has several health benefits. Burning Mutterzimt 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) bark, but milder.

Read more: Health Benefits of Mutterzimt

Mutterzimt 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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