Introducing Thebu (Wild Ginger Leaves) to Baby

I introduced Thebu Leaves or Wild Ginger Leaves to the little one in her lunch as the 34th ingredient. Ahalya’s lunch generally consist of rice, a starchy tuber, lentil, a yellow vegetable, a green vegetable, meat/fish, a type of edible leaf and coconut milk. And today’s leaf was Thebu.
Also know as Crepe Ginger or Crape Ginger, the scientific name of this large glossy leaf is Costus Speciosus. It is known to stimulate appetite, treat anemia, control phlegm and bile, remedy skin conditions and break fever.
It is also effective in treating bronchitis, wheezing and asthma. Eye ailments and intestinal worms are cured using Thebu leaves in Ayurvedic medicine. High blood sugar levels in adults are also prevented by consuming this leaf.
It consists mainly of carbohydrate, lipids and fiber. The leaves are also full of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, antioxidants, beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E.

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