Curry leaf, a very popular cooking ingredient in India is not only known for its aromatic and striking taste but also various health benefits.
Along with being a good source of iron and calcium, its also rich in Vitamin A,B,C and B2.
8 Medicinal Benefits of Curry Leaf
- Relives Nausea
Women in their first trimester of pregnancy can opt for curry leaves,as it helps in increasing digestive secretions and relieve nausea, morning sickness and vomiting.
- Weight Loss
Carbazole alkaloids work against weight gain and help in regulating cholesterol levels in the body
- Fights Anemia
Curry leaf is rich in iron and folic acid, being rich in both it helps absorb iron and fights anemia.
- Lowers Cholesterol
Prevent the oxidation of cholesterol that forms LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). This in turn increases the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) and protects you from heart disease and atherosclerosis
Curry leaves also help flush out toxins and body’s fat content.
- Healthy Hair
Curry leaves can stimulate hair follicles and promote growth of healthy strands with normal hair pigment. Curry leaves can be used for dealing hair loss and premature graying of hair. Treats damaged hair, adding bounce to limp hair, strengthening the shaft of thin hair and hair fall
- Helps Digestion
As said in Ayurveda, curry leaf has mild laxative properties that help the stomach get rid of unwanted waste.
- Loves your Liver
Tannins and carbazole alkaloids present in the leaves exhibited good hepato-protective properties.
Curry leaves should be avoided if one is allergic to it. Consult a doctor prior to usage by pregnant, breastfeeding women and toddler
CURRY LEAF WATER
1 cup of water
30-45 curry leaves
Boil 2 cup of water
Add 30-45 curry leaves
Boil till it reduces to half [1cup]
Strain out the leaves and reheat the tea if it has become cold