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Bay leaf, also known as tej patta, is a herb that is commonly used in most Indian kitchens. These leaves are filled with aroma, and often used as a spicing agent to enhance traditional meals. We all know how they elevate the taste of biryani, dal makhani, curries, pulao, soups, etc. But did you know it is also filled with health benefits?
Bay leaves are a great source of antioxidants, vitamin A, C, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, and that’s exactly why it works wonders for the gastrointestinal system. What’s more, it works as an antioxidant, antidiabetic, diuretic, and appetite stimulant. And if you’re looking to build your tea stash, you can’t miss out on bay leaf tea. In fact, it tastes far better than green tea.
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3 bay leaves
A pinch of cinnamon powder
2 cups of water
Lemon and honey (optional)
Step 1: Wash the leaves and in a saucepan, bring water to boil.
Step 2: Add bay leaves and cinnamon powder, and let it boil for 10 minutes.
Step 3: Turn off the heat and strain the tea in a cup. Now, add any desired sweetener (honey) or lemon juice, as per your taste.
That’s it! Now, sit back and sip on this refreshing tea every morning to give a healthy start to your day.
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