Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Lauraceae
Genus : Cinnamomum
Species : tamala Nees and Eberm.
Common Name
English Name : Bay leaf
Hindi Name : Tejpata
Manipuri Name : Tejbat/Tejpata
Other Details
Habit : Small aromatic tree
Parts Use : Bark and Leaf
Preparation : Leaves boiled with water for extract. Bark boiled with water for extract. Leaf used as a spice.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Leaves yield essential oil. Leaves contains cinnamic aldehyde, linalool, eugenol, b-caryophyl, benzaldehyde, camphor, cadinene, limonene, geraniol, ocimene and benzyl cinnamate.
Ailment Treated : Bark and leaf decoction used for gonorrhoea, rheumatism, colic, diarrhoea, enlargement of spleen and snake-bite. Leaf decoction is used against cough, headache and dizziness.
Source : Generally cultivated in both hills and valley areas. Found sold in the markets.