Tej Patta Benefits

by Apurva

Tej Patta Benefits :Tej Patta is also known as Bay Leaves. It is one of the very common ingredients which are used in almost every Indian kitchen. Apart from its magnificent aroma, it is also beneficial for our overall health. Here are some health benefits of using Tej Patta (Bay Leaves):

Tej Patta Benefits

Hair Benefits of Tej Patta
  1. Get rid of Dandruff and Hair Loss- soak few bay leaves in water overnight and wash your hair with it, it is very helpful in treating dandruff. Bay leaf tea and oil is also considered a great remedy for hair loss.
  2. Treatment of Head Lice- For getting rid of head lice, boil about 50 grams of crushed bay leaves in 400 ml water until 100 ml water remains. Strain out the water and apply this on the hair roots. Leave it for 3 to 4 hours and wash off. This will remove the head lice effectively. Adding bhringraj in the water before boiling will make your hair black, lustrous and healthy.
Health Benefits of Tej Patta
  1. Treatment of Diabetes– For controlling type 2 diabetes tej Patta can be powdered and consumed for 30 days. This will cause a drop in sugar levels in the body.
  2. Good for Digestion- Bay leaves are good for promoting digestion and can treat digestive disorders such as heartburn and flatulence. Drinking of bay leaf tea with hot water can help in reducing common digestive disorders like constipation, acid reflux and irregular bowel movements.
  3. Cardiovascular Benefits- The powerful phyto-nutrients in bay leaf provide protection against cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.
  4. Treatment of Cold and Infection- Tej Patta are effective in fighting the symptoms of cold, flu and infections. In case of respiratory problems, boil water and add 2 to 3 bay leaves. Allow it to steam for 10 minutes. Soak a cloth in this water and place it on your chest to alleviate flu, cold and cough.
  5. Anti-cancer Properties- Tej Patta contains caffeic acid, quercetin, euganol and catechins all of which possess chemo-protective properties which provide resistance against different types of cancer.
  6. Treatment of Menstrual Problems- Tej Patta, when taken orally, can induce regular and normal menstruation. They also have the property of curing vaginal discharge.
  7. Induces Sleep- Consuming tej patta at bedtime helps to induce proper sleep. For this purpose, mix a few drops of the bay leaf extract with water and consume it.
  8. Clean Teeth-To get sparkling white teeth, brush them with powdered bay leaves once in 3 days.
  9. Treatment of Kidney Problems– Bay leaves help in treating kidney infections and even kidney stones. For this, boil 5 grams bay leaves in 200 ml water till 50 ml water remains. Strain and drink this twice daily. This will stop the formation of kidney stones.

 

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