Indian Bay Leaf

Feuilles de laurier indien séchées avec 3 nervures sur toute la longueur de la feuille, Manama Souk, Bahreïn

Cinnamomum tamala

Synonymes :
Tejpatta
Cinnamomum_tamala (Wikipedia)

Indian bay leaf
Indian bay leaf - tejpatta - indisches Lorbeerblatt.jpg
Semi-dried Indian bay leaves
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Magnoliids
Order:Laurales
Family:Lauraceae
Genus:Cinnamomum
Species:
C. tamala
Binomial name
Cinnamomum tamala
Synonyms
  • Cinnamomum albiflorum Nees
  • Cinnamomum cassia D.Don nom. illeg.
  • Cinnamomum lindleyi Lukman.
  • Cinnamomum macrocarpum
  • Cinnamomum pauciflorum var. tazia (Buch.-Ham.) Meisn.
  • Cinnamomum reinwardtii Nees
  • Cinnamomum veitchii Lukman.
  • Cinnamomum zwartzii Lukman.
  • Laurus tamala Buch.-Ham.

Cinnamomum tamala, Indian bay leaf, also known as tejpat, tezapatta, Malabar leaf, Indian bark, Indian cassia, or malabathrum, is a tree in the family Lauraceae that is native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. It can grow up to 20 m (66 ft) tall. Its leaves have a clove-like aroma with a hint of peppery taste; they are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. It is thought to have been one of the major sources of the medicinal plant leaves known in classic and medieval times as malabathrum (or malobathrum).

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