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Malabar leaf

Malabar leaf

Scientific name of Malabar leaf: Cinnamomum tamala

Name of Malabar leaf in different languages:-

English: Indian bay leaf, Indian bark, Indian cassia, Malabathrum

Sanskrit: Tejpat, Tamalapattram-तमालपत्त्रम्

Hindi: Tejpatta-तेजपत्ता

Tamil:தாளிசபத்திரி Talishappathiri

Malayalam: Edana, Kumbil Maram

Plant description:

Malabar leaf is an evergreen medium tree; grow up to 20 m tall, leaves are long up to 20 cm and 5 cm broad, olive green, fragrant, ovate-oblong, opposite, lanceolate, glabrous; alternately arranged, and short-stalked. Three-nerved from the base.

Useful plant parts:

Bark, Leaf

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  parallel2

Medicinal uses:

To treat diabetes, blood purifier, gastric problems

Chemical contents:

Antioxidant, Methanolic extract

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

Alargin Tablets Eladi Vati Mahanarayan thaialam
Ardraka Khandavaleha Em Gesta Tablets Manjishtadi Thailam
Baladhatryadi Thailam Grahanimihira Taila Prameha Mihira Taila
Brihat Marichadi Taila Gritona Tablet Pranda Gutika
Chemparuthyadikera Tailam Guduchyadi modaka Roheethakarishtam
Chitrak Haritaki Guduchyadi Tailam Sarivadi Vati
Clearout Tablets Gulardrakam Shwasahara Kashaya
Dainik Tablet Himasagara Tailam Stanyajanana Rasayanam
Dainik Tablet Hrudya Virechana Lehyam Talisapatradi Vatakam
Dasamoolarishtam Karpooradi choornam Valiya Karpooradi Choornam
Devadarvyarishtam Khadirarishtam Vasachandanadi Taila
Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu Kumaryasavam Vyaghri Taila
Draksharishtam Lodhrasavam Vyoshadi Vatakam
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