Tej patta is used in a number of Indian dishes, to add flavour and give them a punch of nutrition as well. It is also known as the Malabar Leaf and its scientific name is Laurus Nobilis. This herb is present in a number of Indian kitchens and is fortified with the presence of a number of essential nutrients and minerals like vitamins A and C, as well as folic acid. It is used in a number of soups, curries and rice dishes and it adds a distinct pungent flavour to the dishes. The rich nutrient profile of the herb ensures that it delivers a host of health benefits, like preventing digestive troubles, protecting the heart and even acting as a stress buster. But diabetics can especially benefit by including it in their dishes as it may help improve insulin function.