Bay Leaf / Cinnamon Leaf

Scientific Name :

Laurus Nobilis

Medicinal Value :

Medical properties include anti-microbial, anti-fungal, hypoglycaemic, anti-ulcerogenic etc. Finds application in traditional medicines of different countries also.

Nutrient Value :

Energy,carbohydrates, Protein, fat and dietary fiber. The remaining portion consists of water. There is no cholesterol present in this herb.

Culinery and Other Values :

Bay leaves are used for flavouring soups, stews, fish, meat, sauces and confectionaries. The essential oil also finds application as food flavouring agent.

Glossary :

  • English : Bay Leaf / Cinnamon Leaf
  • Tamil : Birinji Ilai / Punnai Ilai
  • Malayalam : Karuva Ela
  • Telugu : Dhalchichecka / Masala Aku / Biryani Aaku
  • Kannada : Biryani Ele / Paththa
  • Hindi : Tej Patta
  • Bengali : Tej Patha
  • Gujarati : Tamal Patra / Tej Petta
  • Konkani : Tikepalo / Tikle Pallo
  • Marathi : Tamal Patra
  • Oriya : Teja Patra
  • Punjabi : Tej Patta