Heal wounds and inflammation with Bay leaves – Bay leaf is locally referred to as ‘tej patta’ and is widely used in the preparation of several dishes across India. You can use bay leaves to enhance the flavor and taste of recipes like curries, soups, biryani, pulao, fries, and more. Bay leaves are a rich source of vitamin A, C, Folic acid, minerals, and other nutrients. Bay leaves are also widely known for its age-old medicinal and healing properties to help get rid of cold, sore throat, cough, flu, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Consuming bay leaves in your curries or as part of your meals can help relieve the high level of stress hormones in your body, uplift mood, and calm your senses. It is also an effective remedy in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. The phytonutrient known as parthenolide in bay leaves comes with anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation of the skin, joints, and prevents the risk of arthritis. It is a natural wound healer with its antimicrobial properties that enables faster healing of painful wounds.
Bay leaves are aromatic leaves which are used in cooking for their distinctive flavours and fragrances. These leaves are commonly used while tempering the food and then removed before serving as they are added just to infuse fragrance.