Bay leaf, more commonly known as tezpatta or tez paat, is usually used for its rich flavor. Bay leaf is used in Asian cuisine in its dried form. People are usually unaware of its health benefits and it just lies somewhere in the corner of your kitchen all dried up. Here are a few things that everyone needs to know about this herb. Adding it to your food and in your daily diet has no harm and instead too many benefits that don’t deserve to be ignored.
Some of the important tips from bay leaves are as follows:
1. Stress reliever:
Bay leaf has a smooth cooling effect. Sometimes it is used to relief stress and makes breathing better. What you have to do is just burn a bay leaf in a pot and place it in your room. Close the windows and doors and let the smoke of the bay leaf reach around the room. You can now sleep in this room. You will feel a soothing effect in your body. Take deep breathes for more comfort. It is very nourishing for the asthma patients especially in winters.
2. Hair fall reducing agent:
Bay leaf has some nutrients which can reduce hair fall and also eliminate the dandruff from hairs in winters. What you have to do is just boil bay leaf in 2 cups of water. When the water changes its color, remove from heat. Let it cool. Wash your hairs with any shampoo and rinse your hair properly. After rinsing from normal water, rinse your hairs again with this bay leaf water. Repeat this process for 7 days and you will see the difference. The hairs will stop falling.
3. For constipation:
Bay leaf increases the appetite and helps with digestion. It ensures proper bowel movements by breaking the food into smaller molecules with the help of the enzymes present in it. Boil 2 tez paat in water and strain it. Add honey for taste and drink it twice daily.
4. Insect repellent:
Tez paat or tez patta contains lauric acid. This acid repels the insects. Bay leaves when applied topically in the form of a paste over an insect bite can relive the burning sensation and pain. Also a burning bay leaf acts as a coil for getting rid of mosquitoes. Burn a bay leaf and place it where there are so many mosquitoes. The mosquitoes will run away rapidly from the place.
5. For stammering:
This can be embarrassing when in a special occasion or when you are among new people. Sucking on tez paat one after the other can cure this. It will certainly bring a change in your life.